Colts top Notre Dame, 56-32

CLARKSBURG — Philip Barbour High School visited historic Hite Field in Clarksburg Friday and garnered a 56-32 win over Notre Dame in a Class AA vs. A matchup.

The Fighting Irish, along with the former high schools of Washington Irving and Roosevelt Wilson, and the current Liberty, are among the local Clarksburg community faithful that represent the long-standing football tradition at such a traditional and special venue.

After the first half of a high-scoring contest, the Colts led 29-20 at halftime.

Philip Barbour went on to romp for 27 more points in the second half, while NDHS was held to just 12 more points.

“It was a battle of the least mistakes for a while,” PBHS coach Russ Collett said. “Our guys started figuring it out and we were able to capitalize after that.

“Hunter Mason and Chase Collier both had over 100 yards rushing tonight. Cam Kollo made a critical interception, and Hunter Gainer had a kickoff return for a touchdown. There’s a lot on film yet to be seen overall, and the team kept getting better tonight.”

Philip Barbour will take a 2-1 record to Liberty High School next Friday for a Big 10 Conference scrum against the 2-0 LHS Mountaineers.

Liberty outlasted a high-caliber Lincoln squad, 49-35, on Friday in Big 10 action.