VINCENT - Warren and Meigs each will get an opportunity to climb over the .500 mark record-wise in a prep football game in Vincent Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
A win by either school will get it done.
Currently, both the Andy Schob-coached Warriors and Marauders own a 2-2 overall mark.
Photo courtesy of Karen Lang-Henthorn
Warren’s Jake Powell (88) goes up the Parkersburg South gut during prep football action last Friday night.
Last year, Warren downed Meigs, 57-12.
"Coach Mike Bartrum has their (Meigs) program on the upswing and has them playing hard and confident," Schob said. "They are a dangerous team that we will need to play well for all four quarters against."
Warren is coming off one of its football program's most memorable games, a 47-39 come-from-behind triumph over visiting Parkersburg South (1-3) last Friday night.
At one point in the contest, just before the half, the royal blue and white trailed the Patriots 26-0.
After the break, though, it was all Warriors as they outpointed the visitors from Wood County, W.Va., 41-13 to win by eight points.
Senior quarterback Austin Klintworth helped spark the second-half rally with two touchdown runs of 2 and 14 yards and two TD passes to David Ryan of 25 and 20 yards. Jake Powell and Jake Scott each had a rushing score, and Cole Wigal caught a 40-yard paydirt strike from Andrew Henthorn.
The Warriors finished with 363 total yards with Klintworth passing for 103 and rushing for 88 more.
Ryan had five receptions for 85 yards.
Warren was also assisted by 16 South penalites of 155 yards and two Patriot ejections (see Sports Talk column, Page D1).
"The South game was the biggest comeback I have been involved with as a player or coach," Schob said. "Several things went wrong early, and South built a 26-0 lead midway through the second quarter. But I was proud of our players and coaches to remained focused and continue to work and battle."
Meanwhile, over at Farmers Bank Stadium in Rock Springs on that same evening, Meigs was getting shut out by host and state-ranked Trimble, 16-0. The Marauders, who had been averaging nearly 41 points in their first three games, crossed midfield only three times, and finished with 156 total yards. The closest they got to the end zone was to the Trimble 36-yard line in the opening stanza.
Meigs sophomore QB Kalieb Sheets completed eight of 21 throws, with two interceptions, for 83 yards. The Marauders' leading ground gainer ws Michael Davis with 29 yards.
"Meigs is extremely athletic and explosive," Schob said. "Before last week, they had scored over 40 points per game. Kaileb Sheets is a very good dual threat QB, and Michael Davis moves all over the field and is very shifty and quick."
"They have at least five or six guys who athletically can cause matchup problems, and they do a good job getting them in situations to take advantage of them. Defensively, they are very aggressive and fast and did a great job last week against Trimble holding them to 16 points."
Notes: Warren has also played and lost to a state-ranked school (Athens) this season...Meigs' wins this fall have come against Dawson-Bryant and River Valley, both winless at 0-4.