Cats scratch Warriors, 28-14

Dalton Irvine runs for a 66-yard TD in the third quarter Friday night against Pendleton County.
Dalton Irvine runs for a 66-yard TD in the third quarter Friday night against Pendleton County.

The road weary Pocahontas County High School Warriors played their third away game in a row at Pendleton County Friday night and got mauled by the Wildcats, 28-14. The Warriors, coming off a very physical game the previous week in Moorefield, looked tired on offense and defense. Although the Warriors tied the game at 14-14 late in the third quarter, Pendleton  answered back with two fourth quarter touchdowns to earn a 28-14 victory.2014PCHSFootballPendleton003sm

The Warriors took the opening kickoff and got a great return by Cary Robertson to the Wildcat 45. But Pocahontas could not capitalize on the good field position and punted.

On their first play from scrimmage, the Wildcats scored on an 86-yard TD pass from  QB Timothy  Hevener to Luke Cooper. Pendleton added two points to take a 8-0 lead.

2014PCHSFootballPendleton008smAt 5:15 in the second quarter, the Wildcats scored on a nine-yard rush by Logan Cooper, but missed on a two-point attempt, to take a 14-0 advantage.

With 3:30 left in the half,  the Warriors got on the board with a 50-yard TD pass from QB Wyatt Workman to SB Cary Robertson. Workman has thrown at least one TD pass in all of the Warriors’ first three games.

On the final play of the third quarter, Warrior RB Dalton Irvine found a running lane, raced into the backfield and outran defenders for a 66-yard rushing TD. The Warriors were back in the game at 14-14, but it was all Pendleton in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats regained the lead on an eight yard TD pass to Matthew Dove midway through the fourth quarter. With two minutes 2014PCHSFootballPendleton002smremaining, Pendleton iced the game with a 26-yard TD pass to Dylan Dunkle.

With the loss, the Warriors drop to 1-2. Pocahontas plays their first home game of the season Friday night against East Hardy. The Cougars defeated Page County (Va.), 38-14, in week one; lost to AA Frankfort, 35-14, in week two; and crushed Craig County (Va.) Friday night, 52-0.


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