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Week 2 H.S. Football Game Previews

Week 2 H.S. Football Game Previews:
(all games are 7:30 kickoffs unless otherwise noted)

(0-1)Braxton County at (0-1)Clay County: Bill Haddox remains in search of his first win as Braxton County head coach after a 33-6 loss at Lincoln in week one.  Blake Withrow scored on a 23-yard run to account for Braxton's lone score in the opener.  The Panthers fell at Fayetteville 21-6 in week one.    Last year: Clay County won 14-0.

(0-0)Wheeling Park at (1-0)Bridgeport: Wheeling Park is the only team to defeat Bridgeport since 2012.  The Patriots defeated BHS 17-14 in their last meeting at Wayne Jamison Field (2013) and they have won three straight in the series.  The last five meetings have been decided by a total of eleven points.  This is the season opener for the Patriots.  Senior running back Savion Johnson makes his return to the field after missing his entire junior season with a torn ACL.  Bridgeport rolled to a 50-13 win over Buckhannon-Upshur in week one.  Zach Spurlock and Dante Bonamico each scored a pair of touchdowns while Dylan Tonkery scored three times.  Last year: Wheeling Park won 14-10.

(1-0)Clay-Battelle at (0-1)Midland Trail: Jarret Hockenberry tossed four touchdown passes and ran for two more scores in the Cee-Bees 46-25 win over Valley Fayette.  Hockenberry also accounted for 246 yards of total offense.  This is the longest road trip of the season for CBHS (160 miles).  MTHS fell to Independence 28-12 in week one.  Last year: Clay-Battelle won 56-8.

(0-1)Doddridge County at (0-1)Tyler Consolidated, 7:00: A pair of 2014 playoff teams each look for their first victory of the season.  The Bulldogs fell to South Harrison 35-7 in week one while the Silver Knights gave Class "A" state champion Williamstown a good run before falling on the road, 38-21.  Last year: Tyler Consolidated won 33-30.

(1-0)East Fairmont at (1-0)Grafton: Both teams claimed victories in their season and Big 10 openers with solid defensive efforts.  The Bees won the Eastside debut of new head coach John Geary, 17-0 at Liberty.  Grafton used a touchdown from Cole Collins to erase a 1-point deficit and escape an upset bid by Philip Barbour 21-14.  Last year: Grafton won 56-34.

(0-1)Hampshire at (1-0)Elkins, 7:00: The Tigers jumped out to an early lead and held off North Marion to win 17-14 in week one.  Elkins rushed for 239 yards in the victory.  The Trojans were knocked off by Preston 30-20 last week.  Last year: Hampshire won 38-37 in OT.

(0-1)North Marion at (1-0)Fairmont Senior: A late comeback bid fell short for the Huskies as they dropped their season opener at Elkins 17-14.  Fairmont Senior's defense showcased a stellar effort in their 24-13 win over Robert C. Byrd.  FSHS junior quarterback Dominic Smith accounted for a pair of touchdowns while sophomore running back Bryson Gilbert surpassed the hundred yard mark on the ground with a touchdown.  Last year: Fairmont Senior won 33-7.

(1-0)South Harrison at (0-1)Gilmer County: South Harrison is seeking a 2-0 start heading into their home opener against Grafton in week three.  The Hawks broke a 4-game skid to LKC-rival Doddridge County last week, winning 35-7 in West Union.  Austin Barker-Gresser led the SHHS rushing attack with a pair of touchdowns.  The Titans look to rebound from a 13-0 loss at Calhoun County in week one.  Last year: South Harrison won 45-0.

(0-1)Lewis County at (1-0)Preston: The Minutemen jumped out to a 21-0 lead in their opener at Oak Hill before falling to the Red Devils 31-21.  Preston began the post-Josiah Nuse era with a solid road victory, winning at Hampshire 30-20 in their opener.  Last year: Lewis County won 28-14.

(0-1)Liberty at (0-1)Robert C. Byrd: Both teams are looking for their first wins after dropping their season and Big 10 openers last week.  The Mountaineers were shutout by East Fairmont 17-0 while the Flying Eagles fell at Fairmont Senior 24-13.  Julian Marino tossed a pair of touchdowns for the Flying Eagles in the loss.  Last year: Robert C. Byrd won 46-15.

(1-0)Lincoln at (0-1)Philip Barbour: New LHS signal caller Kobie Carpenter tossed three touchdown passes as the Cougars rolled past Braxton County 33-6 last week.  The Colts put forth a spirited effort before falling in the final minute at Grafton 21-14.  Chris Neville scored both PB touchdowns in the loss.  Last year: Lincoln won 29-12.

(0-1)Brooke at (1-0)Morgantown, 7:00: A pair of MHS rushers went over the 100-yard mark in their season-opening 50-30 win over Anacostia(DC).  Jordan Page rushed for 205 yards and four scores while Maverick Wolfley rushed for 104 yards.  The Mohigans outscored AHS 23-8 in the second-half to win going away.  Brooke was defeated 13-10 in their season opener vs. Huntington.  Last year: Morgantown won 35-19.

(0-1)Parkersburg Catholic at (0-1)Notre Dame: The Irish look to avenge their second and final regular season loss from 2014.  Jordan Miller tossed a pair of touchdown passes in NDHS' 26-14 loss to Bellaire Saint John's(OH) in last week's opener.  The Crusaders fell to Buffalo in their opener 53-20.  Last year: Parkersburg Catholic 34-14.

(0-1)Roane County at (0-1)Ritchie County: The Rebels fell to Class "A" state runner-up Saint Marys 55-8 in week one.  Roane dropped at 44-36 decision to Wirt County in their opener.  Last year: Ritchie County won 19-14.

(0-1)Tygarts Valley at (0-1)Tucker County: Both teams fell in decisive fashion in their openers.  Tygarts Valley fell to Pendleton County 39-15 while Tucker County was upended at Pocahontas County 52-16.  Last year: Tucker County won 40-8.

(1-0)Parkersburg South at (0-1)University: After falling to John Marshall for the first time since 2005, University looks to reload against Parkersburg South.  The Hawks fell to JM 22-11 at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Stadium.  Isaiah Utt had the lone Hawk touchdown. The Patriots had little trouble in their opener, defeating Ripley 28-0.  Last year: University won 20-13.

(1-0)Cameron at (1-0)Valley Wetzel: Valley Wetzel opened their season with a 24-8 win at Bridgeport(OH).  Trey Streets had over 300 yards of total offense for the Lumberjacks.  The Dragons defeated Buckeye Local(OH) 28-26 in week one.  Last year: Valley Wetzel won 23-0.

Open Date: (0-1)Buckhannon-Upshur 


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