Tucker to visit Rams; Colts, B-U at home
Tucker County will play its third of four straight road games at 7 p.m. today at Southern, Md.
The Class A, No. 12 Mountain Lions (4-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 10-7 victory at Philip Barbour last week.
Tucker County’s defense returned to form, holding the Colts to 215 yards of total offense.
The Mountain Lions also blocked a field goal on the last play of the game to preserve the victory.
Senior Austin Zirk replaced Seth Underwood at quarterback on the second offensive series for the Mountain Lions against Philip Barbour. He finished the night with five completions for 82 yards and added 88 yards rushing and one touchdown. Underwood moved to the running back spot and carried the ball six times for 41 yards.
Reese Haskiell scored three touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 48-0 win over Berkeley Springs last week.
Travis Newton, Logan Tichnell and Seth Kisner also found the end zone for Southern.
Kisner finished the night with a team-high 91 yards rushing.
at Philip Barbour
Philip Barbour will be looking to get back on track when it hosts Petersburg for Homecoming at George Byrer Field.
The Colts lost to Tucker County at home last week.
Petersburg, meanwhile, defeated Spring Mills, 48-6, in its last game.
Junior quarterback Dustin Tinchnell completed 8 of 14 passes for 56 yards against Tucker County. He also rushed for 67 yards on 15 carries.
Dylan Johnson carried the ball 16 times for 46 yards and one touchdown.
For the Vikings, Kelson Thorne smashed the Spring Mills defense for 203 yards and four touchdowns. Trevor Harman also added two touchdowns, gaining 108 rushing yards on 11 carries. Josh Inskeep capped off the scoring when he found the end zone on a 1-yard run late in the third quarter.
Petersburg racked up 487 yards on the ground.
Lewis County at B-U
Buckhannon-Upshur and Lewis County are set for a Big 10 Conference clash tonight at Freal “Red” Crites Memorial Stadium.
The Minutemen (3-1) have moved up to No. 14 in the WVSSAC rankings after winning three straight games, including back-to-back shutouts over Lincoln County and Herbert Hoover. The Bucs (2-3) are coming off a loss to Oak Hill.
Last week, the Bucs played tough against unbeaten Oak Hill, but couldn’t generate enough offense to keep up with the Red Devils’ high-powered offense, losing 23-10.
Seth Cutright led the Bucs with 125 yards rushing and a touchdown.
at Pendleton County
East Hardy will look to stay unbeaten on the road at PVC rival Pendleton County.
The Cougars (4-0) are currently tied for fifth in Class A.
East Hardy won handily last week against Tygarts Valley, 36-3. In the game, quarterback Cole Collier was 14 for 26 passing for 248 yards and four touchdowns, and running back Jake Sager rushed six times for 106 yards.
Pendleton County is riding a three-game losing streak after a 2-0 start.
The Warriors are coming off a 26-13 setback to Meadow Bridge.
at Berkeley Springs
Moorefield (4-1) is currently tied for fifth in Class A and hopes to continue winning today against 0-5 Berkeley Springs.
The Yellow Jacket defense is led by Brandon Riggleman, while quarterback Dakota Vetter and running back Tyheim Franklin power the offense.
The Indians are coming off a 48-0 loss to Southern (Md.).
at Bath County (Va.)
The Warriors are coming off a 43-25 win over Richwood as Judd Walther rushed for 177 yards and three scores and Devin Rose added 169 yards on the ground and two scores.