KINGWOOD — The College Excessive College soccer group defeated the Preston Knights on Friday night time behind some stout protection and a strong mixture of floor and passing sport on offense to earn an vital victory.
With the win the Hawks are again to 4-4 and will management their very own future going into the ultimate two weeks of the season.
“Effectively it was somewhat irritating within the first half with all of the penalties,” UHS head coach John Kelley stated. “Preston had an actual good name to make it a detailed ball sport within the first quarter however our protection responded effectively and had been dominant and stopped their powerful working backs. Our working sport obtained going tonight and making a swap with the sooner again and it made a distinction.”
The opening quarter noticed scoring early and infrequently because the Hawks broke the ice lower than 90 seconds into the sport when senior quarterback Luke Hudson linked with junior Ethan Jackson for a 64 yard strike down the center of the sphere on their first play from scrimmage.
The Knights’ opening drive went three-and-out however after giving up the opening landing, the offense responded with a fast scoring drive of their very own needing simply two performs to seek out the endzone. Junior tailback Sheldon Miller scampered 72 yards on the primary play of the drive earlier than punching in from two yards out on the very subsequent play, night the rating at seven-all with 10:22 nonetheless left within the first body.
UHS was stopped on its subsequent drive by the cussed defensive entrance of PHS and compelled right into a punt and the hosts would make the most of the momentum swing. Miller broke by means of the road and mixed with a bobbled snap, had time to dam the kick and scoop it off of the bottom as effectively earlier than returning the ball to the UHS 10 yard line.
Cole Turner discovered the endzone from three yards out after simply three performs, giving the Knights their first lead of the sport at 13-7 after a failed further level.
UHS made a change within the backfield bringing junior Josh Jorge into the combination and his influence was felt instantly as he took nthe ball 18 yards for a landing on his fourth carry of the drive, giving his group the lead after a John Coleman further level. Jorge gained 54 yards on the bottom within the opening quarter.
The Knights opened the second quarter with the ball on offense, however had been compelled to punt the ball after simply 58 seconds had come off the clock. The Hawks fielded the punt however fumbled the ball in the course of the return, that was recovered by PHS with 11:08 till halftime.
PHS was unable to make the most of the sphere place and surrendered the ball again to the Hawks. As soon as once more, Jorge made his presence felt on offense with one other slew of sturdy runs, capping off the drive with a 4-yard run to increase the UHS result in 21-13 with 6:17 remaining till the break.
The Hawks added a area aim from Coleman earlier than the half and entered the locker room main 24-13.
The Hawks got here out of the halftime break dominant within the third quarter, scoring 20 unanswered factors and never permitting the Knights any area with the ball. Jorge added his third dashing landing of the sport and Ethan Jackson recovered a fumble that he returned practically 50 yards for a landing.
“Josh was big working the soccer tonight,” Kelley stated. “His second stage velocity and talent to hit the outlet rapidly made a huge effect and he ran it effectively. We wanted him to step up for us tonight.”
Unable to make the neccesary changes in response to UHS, the Knights noticed the lead prolong past their attain and aside from a last-minute landing late within the sport for Preston, the second half was all UHS.
“I believe UHS made some good changes within the second quarter with the change within the backfield,” PHS head coach Mark Deep stated. “They ran some energy on the bottom and we had been making an attempt to determine it out on the transfer and weren’t actually in a position to recover from the hump. We had them in the identical place final 12 months after the primary quarter with a detailed sport however they’re effectively coached and play exhausting.”
PHS will hit the street subsequent week to go to Buckhannon-Upshur.
UHS will prepare for the Mohawk Bowl matchup subsequent week as Morgantown visits Baker’s Ridge in a cross city rivalry sport.
UHS 14 11 20 6 – 50
PHS 13 0 0 6 – 19
UHS – Jackson 64 cross from Hudson (kick good)
PHS – Miller run 2 (Taylor kick)
PHS – Turner run 3 (kick no good)
UHS – Jorge run 18 (kick good)
UHS – Jorge run 4 (kick good)
UHS – Coleman FG
UHS – Jorge run 5 (kick good)
UHS – Lewis cross 29 Hudson (kick no good)
UHS – Jackson fumble return (kick good)
UHS – L Byrer cross 3 from J Byrer (kick no good)
RUSHING – College: Lewis 3-5; Jorge 13-117-3td; Jackson 1-9; Coleman 1-5; Katchur 4-47. Preston: Miller 12-121-td; Likens 7-47-td; Turner 6-25; Land 1-1
PASSING – Hudson 14-23-366 2td; Byrer 1-1-3 td. Preston: Turner 4-11-9 INT
RECEVING – College: Jackson 5-168-td; Lewis 2-62-td; Kehler 1-16; Coleman 5-86; Fortney-Garbart 1-24; Byrer 1-3-td. Preston: Miller 1-2; Manko 2-4; Likens 1-3