[caption id="attachment_22696" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2018\/10\/SPORTS.-Football.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="282" class="size-full wp-image-22696" \/> FRIDAY\u2008NIGHT\u2019S\u2008MATCH between the Pocahontas County Warriors and Tygarts Valley Bulldogs was low on highlights but high on gritty, muddy defensive football. Despite the low score the Warriors were dominant, with 216 yards total offense to the Bulldogs\u2019 104. Final score, 7-0, Warriors. Cynthia Broce-Kelley photo[\/caption]\r\n\r\nAaron Pugh\r\nContributing Writer\r\n\r\nThe Warriors hit their lowest point of the year with a loss to Summers County in week nine. But the team rebounded and managed to win against the much improved and senior heavy Tygarts Valley Bulldogs who came to Pocahontas County with a 5 - 4 record October 26.\r\n\r\nThe Warriors were handicapped by the absence of two players who were at the FFA Convention in Indiana for the Forestry and Equine Judging competition \u2013 hats off to the National Champions in Forestry and a 21st place for Equine Judging.\r\n\r\nThe absence of senior Jacob Jones and junior Trevor Wilson made the young Pocahontas County unit even younger. But the Warriors rose to the occasion in the cold, wet and muddy conditions.\r\n\r\nAfter the Warriors received the kickoff and stalled out after four plays, there would be six offensive series before the only score of the night was made.\r\n\r\nThe game was largely one of defensive struggle with both teams pounding each other. The Warriors, however, were able to score early in the second quarter on a five play series when, on first and goal on the Tygarts Valley 14-yard line, senior Wide Receiver #1 JD \u201cPablo\u201d Sharp took a hand-off on a jet sweep into the end zone, capped off by an extra point kick by junior #6 Dillon Shinaberry, score 7 - 0.\r\n\r\nThe rest of the night was low on highlights but high on gritty, muddy defensive football. Despite the low score the Warriors were dominant, with 216 yards total offense to the Bulldogs\u2019 104.\r\n\r\nLeading the Warriors on the night was sophomore Running Back #10 Keaton Baldwin with 20 carries for 113 yards, junior Quarterback #6 Dillon Shinaberry with 24 carries for 107 and senior #1 JD \u201cPablo\u201d Sharp with three carries for 21 yards and a touchdown. \r\n\r\nBaldwin led the Warrior defense with 10 tackles on the night.\r\n\r\nIt was a good night for the Warriors, defeating a talented rival in the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs.\r\n\r\nThe Warriors will host the #12 AA Shady Springs Tigers Friday night, November 2. \u00a0The Tigers\u2019 7-2 record will be a stout challenge for the Warriors.\r\n\r\nFriday\u2019s game will also be senior night.\r\n\r\nKickoff \u00a0at 7 p.m.