The Pocahontas County High School Warriors hit Richwood like a buzz saw Friday night, leaving the shell-shocked Lumberjacks wondering what happened. Richwood came into the contest at 1-3 overall, like the Warriors, and have lost some very close games, just like the Warriors. But the similarities between the two teams ended after the opening kickoff. The Warriors kicked off and the Lumberjacks started off on their 40. PCHS DB Cary Robertson intercepted on Richwood’s first play from scrimmage and the Warriors took over at the Jacks
40 yard line. PCHS RB Jimmy Campbell ran the ball to the one and carried it into the end zone on the next play. An extra point kick by Stephen Simmons was good and the Warriors took an early 7-0 lead. One minute and 27 seconds later on the game clock, PCHS QB/DB Wyatt Workman pick-sixed a Lumberjack pass from 37 yards out to put the Warriors up, 13-0. Simmons’ extra point made it 14-0. Before the end of the first quarter, the Warriors extended their lead to 21-0 with a three-yard TD rush by Campbell and another successful extra point kick by Simmons.
Midway through the second quarter, Dalton Irvine rushed in from 10 yards out and the Warriors were in total control at 28-0. But the Lumberjacks were in no mood to surrender and
fought for a TD before the end of the half to make it 28-6 at halftime. The Warriors added three more second half TDs, including a 91-yard kickoff return by Dalton Irvine for a score. The scrappy Lumberjacks played hard to the bitter end but reached paydirt just once in the second half. The Warriors improve to 2-3 and the Jacks fall to 1-4.
The Warriors now play four home games in a row, starting with the Bath County Chargers on Friday night.