Prep football roundup: Frontier Cougars top Valley, 27-12
PINE GROVE, W. Va. – The Frontier Cougars evened up their record at 4-4 with a 27-12 non-conference road victory against Valley Friday night.
Rodney Barnes amassed 184 rushing yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns for the Cougars.
Quarterback Mitch Reynolds was 5-for-11 passing for 99 yards. Nick Camino caught three balls for 80 yards and Damon Metheney had a 21-yard touchdown reception from Reynolds.
Donovan Boley opened the scoring for Frontier with a 9-yard TD run in the first quarter.
Valley scored twice in the second period to go up 12-7 before Frontier scored 20 unanswered in the second half to claim the victory.
The Cougars totaled 360 yards of total offense compared to 240 for Valley.
Southern 33, Waterford 0
RACINE – There was just nothing the Waterford Wildcats could do against the Southern defense Friday night.
The Tornadoes held the ‘Cats to just 99 total yards of offense en route to winning 33-0.
Waterford found itself in Southern territory just twice on the night. On its only trip inside the Tornadoes’ 40 yard-line in the contest, quarterback Isaac Huffman had a pass picked off at the 15-yard line.
Huffman finished the game 7-for-11 passing for 39 yards and was the team’s leading rusher with 33 yards on 11 carries. Dalton Ball was Huffman’s top target, finishing with 34 yards on four catches.
Tyler Barton paced the Tornadoes’ offense with 190 yards on 19 rushes and two touchdowns.
River 40, Shenandoah 34
SARAHSVILLE – In an old-fashioned shootout, it was River which prevailed over Shenandoah by a final score of 40-34 Friday night.
Trailing 28-26 midway through the third quarter, River scored twice on rushing touchdowns by Jordan Sapp to make it 40-28. Shenandoah would score on a 10-yard pass play from Tanner Moore to Jacob Rossiter to make it a one-possession game, but the Pilots were able shut the Zeps down from there to seal the win.
Overall, Sapp had 128 yards on 36 carries and had five rushing touchdowns in the contest.
Michael Vanfossen had a game-high 170 rushing yards on 19 carries. Moore was 8-of-12 passing for 113 yards and three scores, hooking up with Rossiter, Dakota Hornak and Ryan Lovette all in the end-zone at some point. Hornak was the leading receiver with 61 yards on four catches.
Shenandoah (1-7, 1-3) out-gained River 350-243 and the two teams were even at 1-1 in the turnover department, but the Zeps were hit with 70 penalty yards to just 10 for the Pilots (3-5, 1-3).
Crooksville 55, Morgan 0
McCONNELSVILLE – Morgan remains in search of its first victory of the season after a 55-0 loss to Crooksville.
Dylan Love scored on a 2-yard run, a 36-yard reception and a 28-yard interception return to lead the Ceramics.
Crooksville amassed 408 total yards of offense to Morgan’s 112.
Kody Driggs was Morgan’s top offensive performer with 33 yards on 26 rushing attempts.
The Raiders fell to 0-8 overall and 0-6 in the Muskingum Valley League, while Crooksville improved to 4-4 and 3-3.