CUMBERLAND While Greenway Avenue Stadium gets a rare weekend off from football, plenty of action is still to be found as the area offers five choices for those wanting to stay close to home.
Allegany tries to right the ship when it visits Keyser tonight at 7 p.m., while Mountain Ridge looks to keep the momentum from a win over the Campers rolling against visiting Hampshire at the same time. Frankfort travels to the higher elevations to play Northern, Southern hosts Berkeley Springs and Petersburg gets Spring Mills at home. There are two 7:30 starts tonight, East hardy at Tygarts Valley and Moorefield at Webster County.
Allegany (2-1) at Keyser (2-2), 7:00
Cody Eversole, Danny Fife and the rest of the Keyser offense look to continue last week’s roll over Northern when they face a Campers defense that was run on at will in a loss to Mountain Ridge.
Fife, the reigning Times-News Player of the Year, and Eversole combined for 263 yards during a 47-7 win over Northern. Eversole covered almost 30 yards a clip, needing only six carries to finish with 163 yards. Fife scored the first two touchdowns and added a third before halftime. Eversole also scored three touchdowns, racing 43, 61 and 55 yards.
Allegany allowed 258 yards to Rashawn Johnson, 343 rushing yards and made several unforced errors during a 35-21 loss to Mountain Ridge.
Quarterback Trenton Eirich completed 13 of 20 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown, and Dalton Golliday had 88 yards on 10 runs to lead the Campers’ offense.
Allegany won a fiercely contested battle, 14-12, last season at Greenway.
Hampshire (2-1) at Mtn. Ridge (1-2), 7:00
While the Trojans worry about getting back in gear after a bye week, the Miners have to worry about the lingering affects of a hangover after ending a 13-game skid with a win over Allegany last weekend.
Rashawn Johnson had a field day by running for 258 yards, scoring four touchdowns and even completed a 34-yard pass in leading the Miners to a 25-14 win over the Campers.
The Miners put up a total of 407 yards, rushing for 343, while holding Allegany to 186 on the ground.
Ian McCormick, Ty Brooks and Matt Whetstone recovered fumbles and Tyler Redman had an interception as the Miners forced four turnovers.
Hamshire had a bye week after dropping a 34-7 decision to Jefferson the week before.
The Trojans had trouble stopping Jefferson’s Tanner Cantrell, who had 243 yards and two touchdowns.
Hampshire scored when Shane Ennis threw to Dale Bryson for a six-yard touchdown.
Hampshire won last year, 49-19.
Fort Hill (3-0) at Carrick, Pa. (0-4)
The Sentinels seek to remain on track as they head out for the first of three straight away games to face winless Carrick tonight in Pittsburgh.
Fort Hill ran for 332 yards and passed for another 151 more for a total of 483 during a 52-14 win over Central Tech. Alex Barnes ran for 128 yards on six carries, and Dekari Darr added 72 on nine carries with a touchdown.
Ryan Shives caught six balls for 101 yards and two touchdowns, as the Sentinels had a total of 149 passing yards on 7 of 7 passing.
Richard Lloyd and Ryan Smith had interceptions in the win.
Carrick suffered a 21-6 loss to Perry Traditional Academy, and lost 54-8 to the Sentinels last season.
Frankfort (3-0) at Northern (1-2)
Brady Watson ran for 160 yards and scored three times as Frankfort flattened Berkeley Springs 61-6.
Watson did all of his scoring in the first half, going into the end zone on a 19-yard run, from the four and again from the 34.
Frankfort also took advantage of the Indians by forcing six turnovers. Johnny Hedrick intercepted two passes, returning one for a 20-yard touchdown, and Nick Houser picked off a pass and recovered a fumble.
Northern ran into an angry Keyser team last week and struggled to contain the Tornado running backs in a 47-7 loss. The Huskies allowed 17 first downs, and gave the ball back to Keyser with three lost fumbles.
The Huskies broke the goose egg when Kody Osselburn scored from 60 yards, and Meshach Metz led the way on defense with 20 tackles.
The Falcons won last year’s meeting 34-9.
Berkeley Springs (0-4) at Southern (0-3), 7:00
The Rams are looking to get in the win column against a Berkeley Springs team that is traveling to the area for the second straight week after getting stomped by Frankfort last week.
Reese Haskiell had two touchdowns and an interception to lead the Rams, but Southern fell short in a 21-14 loss to Silver Oak. He was the team’s second-leading rusher with 72 yards, and Seth Kisner had a team-high 82 yards.
Berkeley Springs could scrape together only 199 yards in a 61-6 loss to the Falcons. The Indians couldn’t stay on the field, going 1 for 13 on third down.
Brady Tripatoe had the only points or Berkeley Springs on a seven-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
The Rams were 27-16 winners over the Indians last year.
Moorefield (3-1) at Webster County (0-4), 7:30
The Yellow Jackets rushed for almost 300 yards and swarmed for 14 sacks during a 33-14 win over Tucker County last week.
Cody Bramsen and Will Schoonover led the way on the ground by rushing for 126 and 119 yards. Dakota Vetter had 95 yards through the air by completing 7 of his 10 passes.
Webster County lost 38-13 to Roane County last week.
Spring Mills (0-4) at Petersburg (1-3), 7:00
The Vikings look to bounce back from a loss to Clear Spring to take advantage of a winless Spring Mills team during its inaugural season.
Chris Appel is a sportswriter for the Times-News. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org