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MILL CREEK – The Tygarts Valley Bulldogs and the Tucker County Mountain Lions are both looking for their first win of the season tonight in Mill Creek. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
TVHS first-year head coach Chris Dorminey hopes his team can bounce back from last week’s 46-8 loss to Pendleton County. After watching the game film, Dorminey said the team will take a different approach on offense by using multiple formations.
“We made a few changes this week,” Dorminey said. “We’re going to be using Tristan Dumire a lot more. He came in last week and got 68 yards on eight carries. We like what he can do. He beefs up the backfield. We’re going to load up the box on both offense and defense and grind it out.”
In the opening game, the Bulldog offense generated 148 yards on 39 carries. However, quarterback Rece Wamsley was held without a completion.
Mountain Lion’s coach A.J. Rapp said he also made some changes. His team lost to Pocahontas County, 13-6, in week 1.
“We had a good week in practice,” Rapp said. “I look for us to respond a lot better with a game under our belts. I look for the guys to step up and play a little better. Last week, mistakes cost us. The guys know we have to cut down on them if we are going to have a chance to win.”
Prior to the game, TVHS is hosting “Meet the Team” activities beginning at 6 p.m.
MOOREFIELD – The Moorefield Yellow Jackets took a few bumps and bruises in week 1, but head coach Josh See believes the team can bounce back this week at home against Potomac Valley Conference rival Pocahontas County.
“We’re battling some injuries,” See told The Inter-Mountain. “Right now, we’re starting four sophomores and one junior on the offensive line. I’m optimistic about how we will perform. We’ve got some players who are ready to step up, so we’ll line them up and play football.”
In the opening game, MHS running back Wil Schoonover was held to nine carries. However, he did bust free for a 55-yard touchdown. Quarterback Dakota Vetter was 12 of 22 for 176 yards and one interception through the air.
Pocahontas County (1-0) topped Tucker County 13-6 in their opening game.
ROMNEY – The Elkins Tigers hope to keep the wins coming this week when the team travels to Hampshire County for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Last week, Elkins traveled to North Marion and picked up a 50-20 victory. In the game, senior Morgan Kelly amassed 253 yards rushing and four touchdowns Friday to power Elkins past North Marion, 50-20, in Big 10 Conference action.
Hampshire suffered a loss at the hands of Preston County, 22-13.