MOUNDSVILLE — Bobby Powell confirmed off simply how versatile No. 11 Morgantown is on Friday.
So did A.J. Thomas, Jacob Keir and even kicker Aiden Stire, for that matter.
All of them performed attention-grabbing roles, because the Mohigans romped John Marshall 48-0 at Monarchs Stadium.
“The flexibility all comes from coach (Sean) Biser,” Powell stated. “He’s at all times preaching to us it’s about with the ability to do multiple factor. You could have extra enjoyable that approach.”
The Mohigans (6-2) actually had loads of it, working out to a 34-0 halftime lead in a sport that was hardly a problem.
But it wasn’t a statistical domination because the scoreboard would inform you, not that it issues to Biser.
“Yeah, I don’t care concerning the stats,” he stated. “I care concerning the last rating and the way we’re executing. I assumed exterior of 1 possession, we executed fairly nicely. We received a bit lax on one drive and we communicated that to our guys.”
The Mohigans scored seven touchdowns 4 alternative ways.
Powell had a 3-yard scoring run within the third quarter, but additionally returned an interception 95 yards for an additional landing late within the second quarter.
“It was a damaged play and the ball was simply type of thrown up for grabs,” Powell stated. “I simply type of stepped in entrance of the receiver and took off. It’s uncommon somebody goes to catch me if I’ve received open discipline like that.”
Nobody did and Powell was on their lonesome by the point he was 20 yards from the top zone.
Keir picked up a punt that had been blocked by teammate Jaylon Hill and returned it for an 18-yard TD. He additionally caught a 26-yard landing move from Alex Himes.
Thomas had a 7-yard run that gave MHS a 27-0 lead after which caught a move out within the flat and practically took it the gap, however nonetheless gained 55 yards on the play.
“We’ve type of at all times been that approach, versatile,” Powell stated of himself and Thomas. “It’s like if one among us is having a foul day, the opposite picks up the slack. If we’re each having an excellent sport, then it’s laborious to cease.”
For kicks — no pun meant — Stire even confirmed some potential to his sport.
The MHS junior kicker has proven a powerful leg all season. Towards John Marshall (1-8), he additionally received a chance to run the ball on a two-point conversion try. He got here up brief, however kickers working the soccer is only one extra sudden wrinkle the Mohigans can throw at you.
“He’s truly an excellent athlete,” Biser stated of Stire. “Kickers are athletes, too, however he’s much more athletic than common kickers. You by no means actually know what he’s going to do. Typically he could also be a bit too assured.”
MHS quarterback Maddox Bowers had a powerful sport, finishing 5 of 6 makes an attempt for 158 yards, together with a 28-yard landing to Andrew Phares.
The MHS protection pitched its second shutout of the season, bouncing again from final week’s robust 38-34 loss in opposition to Parkersburg South.
John Marshall was held to simply 185 whole yards. JM quarterback Kayden Knapp accomplished 12 of 24 makes an attempt for 124 yards.
Morgantown 14 20 14 0—48
John Marshall 0 0 0 0—0
MHS—Caleb Nutter 1 run (Marcus Ullom run)
MHS—Jacob Keir 18 punt return (run failed)
MHS—Andrew Phares 28 move from Maddox Bowers (kick failed)
MHS—AJ Thomas 7 run (Aiden Stire kick)
MHS—Bobby Powell 95 interception return (Stire kick)
MHS—Powell 3 run (Stire kick)
MHS—Keir 26 move from Alex Himes (Stire kick)
RUSHING: Morgantown—Thomas 5-37 TD, Powell 4-23 TD, Nutter 2-9 TD, Remington Hawkins 8-32, Isaiah Thompson 3-16, Rhys Wells 1-36, Himes 2-(-6), Crew 1-(-1). John Martshall—Maverick Lemasters 20-55, Mason Markonich 2-1, Kayden Knapp 3-5, Brady Deem 1-4, Carter Adkins 1-2, Dimario White 1-(-4).
PASSING:Morgantown—Bowers 5-6 158 TD, Himes 2-2 40 TD. John Marshall—Knapp 12-24-1 124.
RECEIVING: Morgantown—Phares 3-55 TD Keir 2-40 TD, Thomas 1-55, Jacob Anderson 1-48. John Marshall—Hayden Gaiser 5-75, Kaden Bungard 3-26, Xavier Wells 3-11, Mason Hagedorn 1-12.