High School Football Roundup
Doddridge County 15, Eastern 6
REEDSVILLE – Wyatt Ford ran for 75 yards on the night and one score for the Doddridge Bulldogs who improved to 6-2 on the year with a 15-6 win over Eastern.
It was a clean game by both teams as neither turned the ball over at all and the two teams combined for just five penalties for 45 yards. Doddridge found a new set of downs 16 times on Friday night while Eastern had eight first downs. Leading the way for the home team was Zack Scaldon who ran 11 times for 75 yards and the only score of the game for Eastern.
Doddridge County looks to add another win to its season total next Friday night when they entertain Valley (Wetzel).
Caldwell 20, Fort Frye 19
BEVERLY – Down by a point with just over a minute on the clock.
Play for the tie or go for the win?
It’s one of the toughest decisions facing any football coach, and no matter how it turns out one of those two coaches in the game will be left wondering what might’ve been if the decision had gone the other way.
The Caldwell Redskins’ defense stood strong, stopping Fort Frye running back Colten Shuster 1 yard short of the end zone on an option from quarterback Chandler Lang to preserve a 20-19 victory over the Cadets in Beverly, effectively spoiling homecoming.
“Two years in a row, a game decided by a yard on a two point conversion,” said Caldwell football coach Josh Perkins. “We made big plays when we needed it.”
Roane County 56,
Calhoun County 12
SPENCER-Roane County kept its playoff (Class AA) hopes alive and in the process kept Calhoun County winless on the season with a 56-12 victory Friday night.
Luke Scott rushed for 300 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries while Tyler May added 100 yards on only five carries to help the Raiders improve to 5-2 on the season. Calhoun County, now 0-8, received 52 yards rushing from Cole Ritchie.
Fairmont Senior 52,
Braxton County 6
FAIRMONT -Braxton County traveled out of the Little Kanawha Conference for the fourth time and the result was a 52-6 thrashing at the hands of No. 1 (Class AA) Fairmont Senior.
Cody Hilton rushed for 29 yards and Thomas Pritt added 25, but it was not enough at the Eagles dropped to 1-7 on the season. Chase Oney tallied the visitors only score of the night when he bulled his way over the goal line from 1 yard out with 35 seconds left in the first half.
Southern 33, Waterford 0
RACINE-Waterford’s offensive woes continued as host Southern defeated the Wildcats by a 33-0 score Friday night.
Isaac Huffman rushed for 42 yards and Jaret McCutcheon added 33 as Waterford rushed for 91 yards on 29 carries. Southern, which improved to 7-1, rushed for 276 yards on 32 carries with Tyler Barton leading the way with 189 yards on 17 carries.
Gilmer 64, Hannan 8
GLENVILLE -Austin Cunningham passed for six touchdowns and rushed for another here Friday night in route to a rout of Hannan, 64-8.
Cunningham added 311 yards through the air and completed 85 percent of his passes (11-13) on the night. Austin Ratliff hauled in two catches that each found paydirt and racked up 132 receiving yards. The Titan defense also impressed on the night holding Hannan to minus-25 rushing yards and 45 total yards on the evening.
Gilmer County gets a much deserved off week next week and will be back in action against Parkersburg Catholic in a night game showdown Nov. 2.
Tyler Consolidated 39,
South Harrison 12
KIDWELL -Jordan Baker rushed for a pair of touchdowns, threw for another and returned a punt 80 yards for a score as Tyler Consolidated rolled to a 39-12 Little Kanawha Conference win over South Harrison.
Jacob Highley added a pair of scores for the Silver Knights (3-4), who will attempt to reach the .500 mark next Friday night at Ritchie County. Highley opened the scoring with a 6-yard run exactly six minutes into the game and added a 4-yard score to close out the first half.
Tyler (3-4) travels to Ritchie County next Friday.