From Staff Reports
SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Brady Watson and the Frankfort offense was so explosive Friday evening that they caused a power outage that lasted nearly 20 minutes during a 50-14 win against Mountain Ridge at Frankfort Stadium.
Watson scored the first five touchdowns, ran for 109 yards on seven carries, and had an interception and fumble recovery on defense as the Falcons opened up a 50-0 lead only 50 seconds into the third quarter.
Watson’s first trip was a 25-yard run into the end zone, and was followed by a 45-yard run six minutes later. He would score two more times in the final 1:30 of the first period on runs of two and 29 yards to give Frankfort a 29-0 lead.
His fifth touchdown came with 10:03 remaining in the opening half on a nine-yard run.
Gage Shaffer tossed a 15-yard pass to Hunter Jenkins that stretched the lead to 43-0, and hit Cole Smith for 51 yards and a touchdown 49 seconds into the second half.
Shaffer finished 5 of 8 passing with 106 yards.
Play was halted for almost 20 minutes when the field lights went out between plays early in the second half. The power in the stadium remained on, but the lights stopped working and caused a delay.
Mountain Ridge put up both of its touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Nevada Shriner scored from five yards out and Tyler Redman from the two with 2:54 left.
Ty Brooks led Mountain Ridge with 89 yards on 15 carries.
Frankfort (6-0) plays its Homecoming on Friday against Fairmont Senior. Mountain Ridge (1-4) returns home to face Monessen (Pa.) also on Friday.
ROMNEY, W.Va. — Cody Eversole ran for four touchdowns and threw for a fifth and Keyser was able to pull away from the pesky Hampshire Trojans in Romney.
Eversole rushed 17 times for 208 yards, completed 4 of 7 passes for 82 more and was involved on all but two of Keyser’s touchdowns as the Golden Tornado improved to 4-2.
The Trojans started first when Dane Heavener and Shane Ennis connected for a 10-yard pass and Evan Staley kicked the extra point.
Keyser answered with a 10-yard pass of their own, from Eversole to Garrett Crites, that tied the score at 7-7 and Eversole plowed in from a yard out with 2:12 to play in the first to give the Golden Tornado their first lead.
Staley added two more field goals for the Trojans during the second quarter, but Keyser scored touchdowns on a one-yard run by Danny Fife and a five-yarder by Eversole.
Crites stated scoring in the third quarter on a 12-yard run, and finished with 98 yards on seven carries. Blake Ravenscroft added 91 yards on 11 carries as Keyser rushed for 462.
Ravenscroft added an 80-yard touchdown in the third and an eight-yard run for the final points in the third.
Heavener caught a touchdown from 28 yards in the third finish with six catches for 115 yards. Ennis completed seven of his 16 passes for 130 yards.
Keyser takes to the road to play at Bridgeport on Friday. Bridgeport defeated the No. 1 team in West Virginia AA Fairmont Senior 37-14 Friday night.
The Trojans (3-2) are at Buchannon-Upshur on Friday.
Tucker County 20
OAKLAND — Southern stonewalled Tucker County four times from inside a foot in the waning moments to hold on for an eight-point victory at home Friday evening.
Austin Zirk started the back-and-forth affair with a 36-yard run at 5:13 in the first quarter to make it 7-0 Mountain Lions. Seth Kisner countered with a 61-yard score 22 seconds later to cut it to 7-6.
Michael Calloway started the second quarter with a 24-yard field goal to extend the lead to 10-6. The Rams took a 12-10 lead going into halftime on a 50-yard scamper from Reese Haskiell with 29 seconds remaining.
Calloway’s 30-yard field goal made it 13-12 for the Mountain Lions. Kisner ended the third quarter with his second score from eight yards out to make it 20-13 Rams.
Zirk again found the end zone on a three-yard spurt to tie it with 9:44 left in the game.
Kisner capped off his night with the go-ahead three-yard run and Haskiell ran in the conversion to make it 28-20.
Tucker County proceeded to drive down the field and had first and goal from inches away. Dalton Cooper, Tristan Nazelrod and Brandon Wotring stymied Zirk at the goal line on fourth down to the pleasure of a raucous, capacity crowd at Rams Stadium.
Zirk was outstanding in all three phases, adding 70 kick return yards and a fumble recovery.
Kisner totalled 171 yards on 15 carries. Travis Newton ran 13 times for 90 yards and Haskiell added 79 yards on 12 attempts.
Defensively, Nazelrod led with 13 tackles. Kisner and Seth Holler each had 12. Keith Chapman and Logan Tichnell each recorded 10.
Southern (2-3) plays at Petersburg and Tucker County (4-2) goes to East Hardy on Friday.