Every week after a powerful comeback within the Mohawk Bowl, Morgantown hoped head into the Class AAA playoffs with loads of momentum, however Linsly had a distinct concept to finish their season Friday evening at Pony Lewis Area.
After the Mohigans jumped out to a 7-0 lead following their first possession, the Cadets’ protection put the hammer down the remainder of the sport, holding MHS to 134 yards after the opening scoring drive on their option to a 24-7 win.
MHS was in a position to hold it shut by the primary three quarters, however Linsly scored two touchdowns within the fourth to tug away.
“We simply didn’t play properly offensively, we made errors and gave up too many huge performs on protection and our particular groups was mainly non-existent,” MHS head coach Sean Biser stated. “We’re going to have to return in right here and determine the right way to repair it to prepare for the playoffs.”
The Mohigans (7-3) got here into the sport at No. 10 within the WVSSAC playoff rankings, seeking to solidify a spot close to the center of the pack, although a highway recreation was doubtless whatever the consequence.
Nonetheless, with the loss, the projected rankings have MHS touring south to tackle No. 2 Huntington because the 15-seed, although not official at press time.
MHS could have the selection to play both subsequent Friday evening or Saturday afternoon.
“This recreation is over now, so we’ll return and see what we didn’t do proper and what we did do proper, and prepare to go for subsequent week,” Biser stated.
Whereas the listing off what went proper is brief for MHS, the primary seven minutes of the sport are on the prime. After Linsly (5-5) botched a punt try, the Mohigans marched down the sphere for a rating, capped off by a landing deep go over the center from Maddox Bowers to Andrew Phares for 28 yards.
Nonetheless, the Cadets answered rapidly on their subsequent drive as quarterback Braden Wade threw a dart over the center to separate the safeties and hit Malte Feil, who sprinted to the top zone for an 83-yard landing.
Feil kicked a 36-yard subject objective within the second quarter to push Linsly’s result in 10-7, which it held till the fourth quarter.
Feil discovered the top zone once more, snatching an 8-yard go from Wade on a crucial third all the way down to make it a two-possession recreation within the fourth quarter.
The Cadets obtained the ball again rapidly, and their subsequent drive ended with Atley Cowan sneaking the ball from below heart to place the sport out of attain at 24-7.
Wade completed with 207 yards on simply 10 completions, whereas Feil collected 107 of these yards.
For MHS, Bowers had 51 yards by the air, whereas AJ Thomas tallied 80 yards on the bottom to guide the crew in dashing.
By Sean Manning
Linsly 7 3 0 14 – 24
MHS 7 0 0 0 – 7
MHS – Phares 28 go from Bowers (Stire kick)
LS – Feil 83 go from Wade (Feil kick)
LS – Feil 36 subject objective
LS – Feil 8 go from Wade (Feil kick)
LS – Cowen 1 run (Feil kick)
RUSHING: LS – M. Troullos 12-39; Weiner 8-39; Stanisi 8-42; Derr 1-3; Cowen 7-(-8) TD; Cottrill 1-(-1). Totals: 37-114 TD. MHS – Thomas 18-80; Nutter 7-25; Powell 4-17; Ullom 3-9; Bowers 2-(-2). Totals: 129.
PASSING: LS – Wade 10-19 207 2TD; Stanisi 0-1; Cowen 1-1 16. MHS – Bowers 10-18 51 TD.
RECEIVING: LS – Feil 4-107 2TD; Coleman 2-11; Cohen 4-51; Schiebel 1-42. Totals: 11-213 2TD. MHS – Phares 2-33 TD; Thomas 4-5; Nutter 1-5; Ullom 2-9; Powell 1-5. Totals: 10-51 TD.