Cumberland Times-News


October 17, 2012

Patriots, Rams, both Steelers teams advance to semifinals


Northern Steelers    27

Mtn. Ridge Miners    12

ACCIDENT  — Austin Evans and Logan Yommer had two scores each to lead Northern past Mountain Ridge in their first-round playoff match.

Evans had 131 all-purpose yards and scored the first two Steelers touchdowns. The first was on a run of 53 yards, and the second came on a 61-yard punt return.

Yommer scored in the second and fourth quarter on a run of 15 yards and one from a yard.

Mountain Ridge’s touchdowns were scored on a run of four yards by Kristian Robinette and a three-yard run from Garrett Whitaker.

Keegan Broadwater had two interceptions for the Steelers and Nate Durst recovered a fumble. Kaden McElhenny and Daniel Bittinger led the Miners on defense.

Northern visits Keyser on Saturday in the semifinals.

Oakland Rams    14

Ridgeley Rams    6

RIDGELEY, W.Va. — Corey Kelly broke a 6-6 tie with a 10-yard run in the third quarter and Oakland’s defense allowed it to stand in a win over Ridgeley that advances it to the semifinal round.

Oakland (4-4) will travel to Allegany College to play the Patriots with a trip to the Little Super Bowl on the line.

Adam Homberg scored on a five-yard run in the second quarter to give Oakland a 6-0 advantage. Ridgeley countered later in the quarter on a 20-yard pass from Carter Houdersheldt to Nathan Strietbeck.

Homberg kicked the extra point on Kelly’s touchdown.

Oakland’s Division II team beat Keyser 30-8 on Saturday.

Alec Horner scored a pair of touchdowns for Oakland, both in the second half, a 25-yard TD run in the third and 30-yarder in the fourth. Brady Merrick scored on a 15-yard run for the Rams and Joey Embleton on a five-yard run to make it 14-8 at the half. Merrick kicked three two-point conversions.

Merrick, Embleton and Horner all had interceptions for Oakland. Keyser’s touchdown came on a 65-yard return of a fumble recovery, but the name of the player who scored the touchdown was not provided by the league.

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