FAIRMONT — The Preston County Excessive Faculty soccer group fell to the top-ranked group in Class AA, Fairmont Senior, 56-0 Thursday evening beneath the lights and clouds at East-West Stadium in Fairmont.
The Polar Bears (3-0) scored on every of their opening two performs, and three out of their first 4, setting the tone early for the competition and displaying why they’re the most effective groups within the state of West Virginia.
FS junior Navaughn Jones took the ball 56 yards on the primary play from scrimmage for his group for a landing. Senior operating again Dylan Ours mirrored his teammate by scoring on a 24-yard run on the second play for the Polar Bears.
After the Knights (0-3) went three-and-out on offense, Fairmont wanted solely two extra performs so as to add to the lead. This time quarterback Brody Whitehair related with Ours for a 39-yard strike that prolonged the result in 21-0 with simply over 5 minutes performed within the first quarter.
Whitrehair related on one other landing go, this time a 29-yard throw to Cannon Dinger that gave the hosts a 28-0 lead after the opening body.
Within the first half alone, the hosts ran for over 200 yards and scored a landing on practically each single offensive drive.
The Knights went scoreless within the first half however managed 77 yards on the bottom within the first half and compelled a number of turnovers of the Fairmont offense and particular groups.
Two extra scores by FSHS, one other landing go by Whitehair and one other run for Ours, made the halftime lead 42-0.
“We put in a brand new protection this week and had some new issues personnel-wise and I believe for us it’s engaged on ourselves,” Preston head coach Mark Deep stated. “We’re in a tricky a part of our schedule proper now and we simply must deal with engaged on ourselves and with the ability to reset and getting up and prepared for our residence opener subsequent week.”
The brilliant spot for Deep and his membership was the defensive turnovers that have been compelled and junior operating again Ethan Likens, who rushed for 82 yards on 14 carries in opposition to the Fairmont protection.
The Knights will host Robert C. Byrd for his or her residence opener subsequent week after taking part in their first three video games on the street at Hampshire, North Marion, and now Fairmont Senior.
“We now have our residence opener subsequent week and we must be enthusiastic about it,” Deep stated. “Going residence ought to give us a purpose to be excited and I believe we can be higher subsequent week. We are going to get some our bodies again subsequent week and have needed to shuffle loads of children round this week. It’s been a tricky begin nevertheless it at all times is and there aren’t any breaks. We get via it and now we’ll attempt to flip the season round.”
Fairmont Senior 56, Preston 0
Fairmont Senior 28 14 14 0 – 56
Preston 0 0 0 0 – 0
FS – Jones 56-yd run (Peschl Kick)
FS – Ours 24-yd run (Peschl Kick)
FS – Ours 39-yd go from Whitehair (Peschl Kick)
FS – Dinger 28-yd go from Whitehair (Peschl Kick)
FS – Johnson 17-yd go from Whitehair (Peschl Kick)
FS – Ours 5-yd run (Peschl Kick)
FS – Ours KO return (Peschl Kick)
FS – Michael 69-yd go from Whitehair (Peschl Kick)
Particular person Stats
Speeding – FS: Jones 2-72 TD; Ours 6-98 2TD; Whitehair 1-11; Wilson 1-3; Boda 3-14; Smith 2-16; Carillo 1-15; Woodman 2-32. PHS: Taylor 4-(-1); Likens 14-82; Turner 8-19.
Passing – FS: Whitehair 9-13 231-4TD; PHS 2-14 7.
Receiving – FS: Canfield 3-58; Ours 1-39 TD; Dinger 2-42 TD; Jones 1-15; Johnson 1-17 TD; Michael 1-69 TD.