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Titans best Bulldogs; Tucker rolls cruises

September 29, 2012
By Andrew Davis Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

MILL CREEK - Austin Cunningham finished with 246 yards all-purpose yards to lead Gilmer County past Tygarts Valley 26-0 Friday night in front of a homecoming crowd at Bulldog Field.

Cunningham finished 12-of-24 passing for 208 yards one touchdown for the Titans (2-4), who led 26-0 at halftime. He also had 38 yards rushing and one touchdown on six carries.

Austin Ratliff added 90 yards on the ground and hauled in four receptions for 82 yards. Adam Beall chipped in with 65 yards rushing for Gilmer County.

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Tygarts Valley senior Kasondra Robinson was crowned homecoming queen Friday night during the Bulldogs’ contest against Gilmer County.

P.J. Lanham led the Bulldogs' offense with 86 yards rushing on 18 carries. Brandon Pritt completed 5-of-17 passes for 72 yards. He had two interceptions.

"I thought in the second half we played well defensively," Tygarts Valley coach Joseph Arbogast said. "We made some adjustments at halftime, but we just need to play a full game. I thought P.J. (Lanham) really ran the ball well."

Tygarts Valley (0-5) will visit Richwood next Friday.

Tucker County 41, Southern 13

OAKLAND, Md. - Class A, No. 1 Tucker County jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead to cruise past Southern (Md.) 41-13 on Friday night.

The Mountain Lions, who held a 473-129 advantage in total yardage, took a 21-0 advantage in the first quarter on touchdown a 9-yard run by Austin Zirk, a 23-yard scamper from Tyler Snyder and a 35-yard pass from Derek Nestor to Mikhail Lewis.

A 6-yard run by Zirk in the second quarter made it 28-0 at the intermission.

A 12-yard pass from Nestor to Nathaniel Goldstein in the third quarter stretched the lead to 34-0.

The Rams scored on touchdown runs of 49 and 6 yards, while Zach Armstrong added a 9-yard score for the Mountain Lions, who improved to 6-0.

"We played real well on both sides of the ball," Tucker County coach A.J. Rapp said. "Our offensive line gave us big holes all night for Austin Zirk and Zach Armstrong, and Derek Nestor did a great job of finding the open man with our passing game."

Zirk finished with 101 yards rushing on 11 attempts. Nestor completed 9-of-13 passes for 190 yards. Goldstein collected six catches for 97 yards.

Spencer Pennington had 11 tackles and a sack to lead the Mountain Lion defense. Snyder also had an interception.

The Mountain Lions will host No. 7 East Hardy for a key Potomac Valley Conference encounter.



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