From Staff Reports
ACCIDENT— Noah Bible hauled in a 31-yard pass in the dying seconds of the first half that spotted Frankfort a 14-0 lead and eventually allowed the Falcons to remain unbeaten by holding on for a 28-15 win over Northern Friday evening in Garrett County.
The Falcons scored one touchdown in each quarter, while the Huskies were held off the scoreboard until the third quarter. Once Northern got its offense going it was still susceptible to the big play on defense as both of Frankfort’s second half touchdowns were at least 40 yards.
Brady Watson added to his area lead in touchdowns by scoring two more, rushing for 135 yards on 11 carries to bring his season total to 588. He scored the first touchdown of the evening on a 24-yard run, and ran in the first score of the second half from 43 yards out to give Frankfort a 21-0 lead.
Cole Smith scored in the fourth quarter on a 55-yard run with 9:11 remaining to give the Falcons a 28-7 advantage. He finished with 82 yards on seven carries.
Northern’s first touchdown came on a 19-yard throw from Meshach Metz to Sean Lloyd with 2:06 left in the third. Metz had 73 yards through the air, completing 8 of 13 passes with no interceptions. He led the team with 16 tackles on defense.
Nate Durst scored the final touchdown, cutting the lead to 13 points on a 15-yard run with 1:07 left in the fourth. Durst was the Huskies leading rusher with 135 yards on 11 attempts, and Trevon Jones added 118 yards on 20 carries.
Jones and Justin Derato had interceptions for the Huskies.
Watson was also one of the leaders of the Frankfort defense, recording seven tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. Stefan Buser added 10 tackles.
Bible’s touchdown was extra painful for Northern because it was facilitated by a Huskies penalty on fourth down. They had just forced Frankfort into a fourth-and-seven with two minutes left in the half, but they were flagged for having 12 men on the field and the Falcons wound up going for and converting a fourth-and-2. The drive was highlighted by a 31-yard pass from Gage Shaffer, who finished 6 for 12 for 107 yards, that gave Frankfort a two-score cushion going into halftime.
The Huskies also spoiled a couple scoring opportunities when they missed two field goals in the first quarter that would have given them the lead.
Frankfort (4-0) gets Mountain Ridge at home on Friday. Northern travels to Clear Spring to play Saturday evening at 7 p.m.
Berkeley Springs 0
OAKLAND — Reese Haskiell touched pay dirt three times for Southern in a rout of Berkeley Springs at Southern on Friday.
Travis Newton went in from eight yards out for the first score. Haskiell scored twice in the opening period, from the one and five yards out to make it 22-0 after one.
Alexander Meyer put through a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter. He then kicked a PAT after a two-yard score by Logan Tichnell to put the Rams up 32-0 at halftime.
Seth Kisner added a 42-yard touchdown scamper in the third. He led Southern with 91 yards.
Haskiell’s third score covered 45 yards in the fourth.
Berkeley Springs (0-5) tallied just 65 yards to 306 for Southern.
The Rams (1-3) host Tucker County and Berkeley Springs hosts Moorefield on Friday.