BUCKHANNON — Coming into Friday’s contest in opposition to Buckhannon-Upshur, Morgantown Excessive had allowed solely 20 factors to its opponents by means of the primary three video games, all victories. The development continued at Freal Crites Memorial Stadium, because the top-ranked Mohigans defeated the Buccaneers, 59-3.
“We labored on some elementary stuff and cleansing some issues up through the off week and we’re happy with the hassle tonight,” MHS head coach Sean Biser stated. “We had some penalties on protection however I’m glad we executed higher. Now we have some issues to work on going into subsequent week and we now have some good movie to take house tonight.”
It didn’t take lengthy in any respect for MHS to open the scoring as senior Bobby Powell fielded the opening kickoff and returned it 80 yards for a landing earlier than both staff had the prospect to even run a play.
After a robust stand on protection, the MHS offense returned and drove nearly all of the sector for one more rating. This time senior fullback Caleb Nutter punched in from one-yard out with simply over half of the primary quarter performed, giving his staff a 15-0 lead after an additional level by Aidan Stire.
It didn’t take lengthy for the Mohigans to get the ball again both, as a fast three-and-out was rewarded by a excessive snap on a fourth down that went over the top of the B-U punter and out of the again of the endzone for a security. MHS acquired the 2 factors and the ball again on offense main 17-0.
“Our protection has been strong up to now,” senior captain Caleb Nutter stated. “We nonetheless have issues to enhance on a a methods to go to be the place we would like, we had plenty of penalties tonight we didn’t need, however we all know what we’re and we simply have to proceed to work onerous.”
The MHS protection solely allowed 74 whole yards to the Buccaneers for your complete recreation.
One other landing awaited MHS however this time got here by means of the air. Senior quarterback Maddox Bowers scrambled to his proper earlier than launching a excessive ball into the air towards the proper aspect that AJ Thomas got here down with earlier than scampering into the top zone for a 55-yard strike to increase the result in 24-0 after the opening quarter.
The Buccaneers opened the second quarter with a prolonged drive that lined many of the discipline, assisted by a number of penalties on the MHS protection that totaled the whole lot of the yards they’d been penalized for all season up to now by means of three video games.
After a timeout was known as by MHS, the protection responded with three straight sacks, totaling a lack of 16 yards after permitting B-U contained in the redzone for the primary time. A 35-yard discipline purpose broke the ice for the Buccaneers with 7:38 left to play till halftime.
Unphased by the factors allowed, the Mohigans circled a drove the sector for one more landing. Bowers related with Andrew Phares for a four-yard catch and run giving MHS a 31-3 lead. After the kickoff, MHS compelled a fumble on the primary play of the drive that Thomas would scoop off of the turf and run into the top zone for the second MHS landing in eight seconds of recreation time.
Yet one more rating could be added for MHS when AJ Thomas scampered in from three yards out to provide us our halftime rating of 45-3.
The Mohigans would add two extra touchdowns within the second half for a remaining rating of 59-3.
MHS will return house subsequent Friday for homecoming as Wheeling Park visits Pony Lewis Discipline for a high-profile matchup that might have some necessary playoff implications.
“Now we have to emphasise tackling this week to prepare for subsequent week,” Biser stated. “They’ll transfer the ball and we should use a bit of little bit of clock on offense.”
Morgantown 59, Buckhannon 3
MHS 24 21 7 7 – 59
BU 0 0 3 0 – 3
MHS Powell KO return (Stire 2pt run)
MHS Nutter 1 run (Stire kick)
MHS Thomas 55 cross from Bowers (Stire kick)
BU Mason FG
MHS Phares 4 cross from Bowers (Stire kick)
MHS Thomas fumble scoop and rating (Stire kick)
MHS Thomas 3 run (Stire kick)
MHS Thompson 43 run (Bradley kick)
MHS Hawkins 35 run (Bradley kick)
RUSHING: MHS – Ullom 3-12, Powell 3-25, Nutter 3-23 TD, Bowers 2-10, Phares 1-23, Thomas 2-4 TD, Anderson 3-18, Thompson 3-61 TD, Lawhun 5-37, Andis 1-3, Hawkins 1-35 TD, Monroe 1-11; B-U – Morris 10-18, Yardley 4-3, Johnson 3-36, Hedrick 3-(-5) PASSING: MHS – Bowers 7-11 120 2TD; B-U – Tenney 3-11 22. RECEIVING: MHS – Thomas 3-71 TD, Phares 3-30 TD, Powell 1-19; B-U – Zuliani 3-22