Junior Warriors defeat Richwood
The Warrior Junior High football team traveled to Richwood last Thursday evening to take on the Lumberjacks.
The Warriors took the opening kick-off and drove it 52 yards in five plays to take an early 6-0 lead. Morgan Mason scored the touchdown on a nine yard run. The extra point was no good. Richwood answered with their own touchdown drive on the next series to even the score at 6-6. On the second Warrior offensive possession, Mason was able to take advantage of the offensive line’s blocking, as he carried for 17 and 20 yards to take the ball to the Jacks’ six yard line. Wyatt Workman took it in from there to make the score 12-6. Mason scored the conversion to make it 14-6 with a minute to go in the first quarter.
The defense continued to make plays and forced a three and out for the Lumberjacks to start the second quarter. After the punt, Workman fired a pass to Logan Davis, who hauled it in, for a 40 yard gain. This set up another touchdown run, with Mason going 16 yards for the score. After the conversion, the Warriors were up 22-6. With Brady Jones, Danny Kimble, Drake Warder, Jacob Walton and Jesse McCarty dominating the line of scrimmage on defense, the Lumberjack offense found the going tough. With three minutes to go in the half, Justin Hendrick intercepted a pass and returned it to the Jacks’ 16 yard line. Mason scored on the next play and with the conversion, the halftime score was 30-6.
The swarming Warrior defense started off the third quarter by causing a fumble and Justin Hendrick recovered. The offensive line made up of Caleb Mullenax, Keith Harrah, Hendrick, Walton and Kimble opened up the running lanes and Mason took advantage, by racing 50 yards to the Jacks’ 11 yard line. Ryan Irvine finished it off by going five yards for the score. At the end of the third quarter the score was 36-6.
The back-ups finished the game and got in on the scoring, as well.
Michael Morrison had a couple of nice runs and scored on a long touchdown run. Morgan Baldwin got the extra point on a quarterback sneak. The final in this game was 44-12. The leading rusher was Moragan Mason who finished with 199 yards on 18 carries. The defense was led by Brady Jones who had a big night from his defensive end position. He recorded eight solo tackles with six of them for losses. Kimble caused problems all night for the Lumberjacks and he finished with five solo tackles with three for losses. Justin Hendrick had three tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
The Warriors, now 5-0, travel to Tygarts Valley to take on the Bulldogs Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.