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WV High School Football Roundup: No. 1s Sissonville, SC Win; Morgantown Rolls

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Sissonville's Braeden Murray celebrates a touchdown reception against St. Albans. (Tom Bragg/WVSN)

SISSONVILLE 34, ST. ALBANS 20

Dylan Griffith ran for 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 22 carries while teammate Braeden Murray scored on an 88-yard kickoff return and caught a touchdown pass as Class AA no. 1 Sissonville put Class AAA St. Albans away late for the win.

Sissonville moves to 5-0 with the win — it’s third against a Class AAA school this season and likely enough to keep SHS at No. 1 in next week’s WVSSAC playoff ratings — while the Red Dragons (2-3) have lost three consecutive games after opening the season with wins against Nitro and Capital.

SOUTH CHARLESTON 56, RIVERSIDE 8

The Class AAA No. 1 Black Eagles cruised to their fifth win of the season behind another standout performance from quarterback Trey Dunn. The sophomore threw for 306 yards and six touchdowns while also running for 61 yards and another touchdown. SC’s Shyleik Kinney and Anthony Jackson each grabbed two touchdown receptions while Donavin Davis, Jah’Den Estep and Mondreall Deal all also found the end zone in the win for the Black Eagles (5-0).

MORGANTOWN 69, UNIVERSITY 15

The Mohigans’ new Wing-T offense was near unstoppable Friday in a Mohawk Bowl rout of cross-town rival University.

Keyser transfer Caden Biser, the son of current Morgantown and former Keyser head coach Sean Biser, carried the ball nine times for 92 yards and three touchdowns while Davon Eldridge and Deondre Crudup both scored two touchdowns in the win for the Mohigans (3-2), who came into the game tied with the Hawks at No. 16 in this week’s Class AAA playoff ratings.

HERBERT HOOVER 31, DODDRIDGE COUNTY 14

The Huskies rode a strong rushing performance Friday to become the first team to beat Class A No. 1 Doddridge County in the regular season more than three years.

Hunter Bartley led the way for Hoover (3-2) with 129 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries while Nick Grayam also chipped in with 88 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries as the Huskies rolled up 225 rushing yards as a team.  For the Bulldogs (5-1), Reese Burnside ran for 49 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

INDEPENDENCE 62, LINCOLN COUNTY 8

Indy standout running back Atticus Goodson scored five touchdowns as the Patriots improved to 5-2 on the season with the win at Class AAA Lincoln County.

ROBERT C. BYRD 30, NORTH MARION 17

Jeremiah King ran for 332 yards and four touchdowns as Class AA No. 9 Byrd (6-2) erased a four-point halftime hole to win on the road in a battle of Class AA playoff contenders. King became RCB’s all-time leading rusher as the Eagles defense held the No. 8 Huskies (5-3) to just three points in the second half.

PRINCETON 56, GREENBRIER EAST 14

Grant Cochran continued to shine for the Class AAA No. 11 Tigers (5-2)  with 336 passing yards and five touchdowns in an easy win against the No. 15 Spartans (5-4).

Princeton’s Josiah Honaker caught just two passes — both of them touchdowns — for 116 yards while teammate Ethan Parsons tallied 119 receiving yards with two touchdowns of his own.

FAIRMONT SENIOR 40, ELKINS 20

Polar Bear quarterback Gage Michael threw for 212 yards and three touchdowns while also running for 164 yards as Class AA No. 6 Fairmont Senior (6-2) won Friday against the No. 12 Tigers at Tygarts Valley.

Michael is Fairmont Senior’s all-time leader in rushing yards by a quarterback, and on Friday became the first Polar Bear QB to pass 3,000 career yards gained on the ground.

WHEELING CENTRAL 33, WILLIAMSTOWN 14

The defending state champion Maroon Knights (5-3) were outside of the Class A playoff ratings’ top 16 this week, but that will likley change with Friday’s win against No. 4 Williamstown.

Wheeling Central quarterback Michael Toepfer accounted for five touchdowns in the win against the Yellowjackets at West Liberty University’s West Family Stadium.

 

LINK: WV HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 9 FINAL SCORES

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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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