Warriors fall to Yellowjackets’ sting, 68-28

Cailey Moore
Staff Writer

The Pocahontas County High School Warriors fell to the Moorefield Yellowjackets Friday night, 68-28. Although the Warriors tied the game early on in the first quarter, it was Moorefield who would pull ahead and maintain the lead throughout the night.

Moorefield started the scoring in the first quarter with a 46-yard TD from senior WR Shane Myers and a successful extra point for an early 7-0 lead for the Yellowjackets.

The Warriors responded a few minutes later with a 25-yard TD pass of their own. Junior QB Wyatt Workman lofted the ball to junior RB Logan Davis, who scampered into the end zone, tying the score 7-7.

Caleb Kite scored his team’s second TD of the night. The point after kick was blocked by Warrior WR J.D. Hensler. The 13-7 score was brief as another Yellowjackets TD brought the score to 20-7.

With less than two minutes left in the first quarter, Moorefield scored again, but an attempted two-point conversion was shut down by the Warriors, score 26-7.

The Warriors retaliated quickly. From the 23-yard line, senior SB Cade Walker caught a swing pass from Workman and raced 76 yards for a TD, bringing the score to 26-14.

Moorefield opened the second quarter with another TD from senior Zack Hose, extending their lead to 33-14.

Undeterred by their opponents gain, the Warriors pressed on in their fight. Hensler hauled in a pass from Workman and scored on a 66-yard run, bringing the Warriors back in range at 33-21.

At 5:57 in the second, the Yellowjackets scored from five yards out and added a successful two-point conversion to cement their lead 41-21.

With twenty seconds left in the half, the Warriors scored on a 47-yard TD pass from Workman to Irvine. The point after kick was successful, and the Warriors brought the score to 41-28.

A mid-quarter 4-yard bootleg pass from Moorefield resulted in a successful TD and put the Yellowjackets ahead 48-28.

The Warriors did their best to hold their ground, but in the end, it was all about Moorefield in the fourth.

The Yellowjackets landed two TDs within the first five minutes of the quarter, and with six minutes remaining, scored their final TD on a 19-yard run from sophomore RB Matt Mongold. The two-point conversion was unsuccessful. The final score was 68-28.

The PCHS Warriors will host the Pendleton County Wildcats Friday, September 11.

Last season, the Wildcats finished 7-4 and advanced to the state quarterfinals, where they fell 24-0 to the Williamstown Yellowjackets. The Wildcats defeated the Petersburg Vikings 10-8 last week.

Kickoff begins at 7:30 p.m.

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