PCHS takes lopsided homecoming win over Richwood
The Pocahontas County Warriors dominated the line of scrimmage during their Friday night Homecoming win over the Richwood Lumberjacks.
The offensive line- Brandon Gloshen, Zach Cassell, Brandon Hamons, Judd Walther, Ryan Cain and tight end Spencer McCoy-consistently created gaps for fullback Hunter Grimes to lead tailback Kyler Doss through. The success of this effort is clearly evident as Doss finished the game with 41carries for 225 yards and three touchdowns.
Doss opened the scoring with a 12-yard run and Devin Rose's kick put the Warriors up 7-0. Quarterback Skylar Knisely then found McCoy with a 14-yard TD pass and Rose was again successful. The first quarter ended with the Warriors up 14-0, but the Lumberjacks changed that early in the second as quarterback Zach Bennett completed an eight-yard TD pass to Michael Adams. The extra point run failed.
The Warriors responded with one- and two-yard touchdown runs by Doss, with the extra points kicked in by Rose. The Warriors led during the Homecoming intermission 28-6.
The third quarter opened with a seven-yard TD by Grimes, but the kick failed.
The Lumberjacks weren't finished as Bennett combined with Ben Weber for another touchdown pass, but, again, the run failed.
In the fourth quarter Knisely found Jesse Taylor for a 14-yard TD and Patrick Collins kicked the point after. Richwood finished the scoring with a 60-yard run by sophomore Austin Fraier, but again was unsuccessful on the extra point run and the final stood at 41-18.
Offensively, the Warriors amassed 313 yards on 53 rushes, and Knisely added 107 yards through the air on 5-of-7 passing. Taylor had three receptions for 89 yards.
Defensively, Pocahontas held the Lumberjacks to 193 yards rushing and six passing.
The 15th ranked Class A Warriors are now 3-2 and travel to Bath County, Virginia, for a border war on September 30.