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High School Football Roundup: SC Thumps Capital; GW, Sissonville, SA win

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SOUTH CHARLESTON 47, CAPITAL 17

SC forced four Capital turnovers — including two interceptions returned for touchdowns by senior defensive back Kevin Tinsley — and the Black Eagles’ offense took care of the rest in a rout.

South Charleston sophomore quarterback Trey Dunn connected on 18 of 24 pass attempts for 220 yards and two touchdowns — one each to Anthony Jackson and Skyleik Kinney — while also running for another score. SC’s Mondrell Dean also ran for a touchdown in the win.

For Capital, Jacqai Long and Zion Smith each scored rushing touchdowns in the second half.

GEORGE WASHINGTON 34, RIVERSIDE 21

GW running back De’Anthony Wright ran for 200 yards on 10 carries while senior quarterback RT Alexander competed 10 of 18 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots opened their 2020 schedule with a win.

Brody Thomas caught two of Alexander’s touchdown passes while Nathan Harper hauled in the other.

Riverside junior Andrew Baria led the Warriors with 77 rushing yards on 20 attempts while senior Mack Lusk chipped in 50 yards on 11 carries.

SISSONVILLE 28, HERBERT HOOVER 21

The Indians forced five turnovers, including one in the fourth quarter that led to a game-winning, four-yard touchdown run by Dylan Griffith.

Sissonville quarterback Jackson Foster threw for 158 yards while also rushing for 133 yards in the win, while Griffith ran for 120 yards in the win.

For Hoover, quarterback Nick Grayam passed for 140 yards and ran for 69 yards in the loss.

ST. ALBANS 26, NITRO 13

The visiting Red Dragons jumped to a lead that proved too much for Nitro to overcome Wednesday.

After the Wildcats opened the game with a kickoff return for a touchdown that was called back on a penalty, SA reeled off 26 consecutive points.

St. Albans senior Jaxon Holbert led the Red Dragons with 137 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown while Jaimelle Clayter ran for two touchdown and caught five passes for 97 yards and another score.

Nitro quarterback Trevor Lowe threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Bryce Myers before Luke Boggs returned an interception for a touchdown late in the ballgame.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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