Elkins Tigers 49-0
Daimen White, Matt Rinehart, Ryan Carson blocking for Isaac Kemper on one of his TDs Friday night vs. Elkins. (Photo by Melissa Riley)
Michael Pinkney takes on an Elkins Tigers opponent during last week's game at Elkins. Lewis County improved to 6-2 with a 42-0 win over Elkins. (Photo by Molly Burkhammer)
LCHS Defensive linemen #75 Luke Pudder and # 50 Ross Harvey waiting for the snap of the ball. (Photo by Melissa Riley)
The Minutemen moved to 6-2 on the season with the win and improved to 5-1 in the Big Ten Conference Friday, Oct. 24, when they traveled to Elkins for a game against the Tigers at Wimer Stadium. Gunter remained perfect for the season in extra points, hitting 38 of 38 PATs.
The Minutemen had 362 yards rushing and 77 yards passing. Isaac Kemper led all rushers with 203 yards rushing on 8 carries and three touchdowns. Thomas Hogan had 1 completion for 66 yards and a touchdown to Brandon Moneypenny.
Lewis County's defense once again came up big in recording its third shutout of the season. The Minutemen held Elkins to only 107 yarsd in total offense. Lewis County's defense has given up only 65 points in 8 games for an average of 8.1 points per game. Ross Harve'sy 6 tackles for loss and Ryan Carson's 5 tackles for loss and a sack led the Minutemen defensive effort.
The Minutemen started out looking to get back into the win column following a tough loss last week at University High.
The Tigers and Minutemen traded possessions to start the game. The Minutemen defense would force Elkins to punt on its next possession and started their next drive at their own 44 yard line. The Minutemen would then start a drive that would last into the second quarter.
The Minutemen behind the running of Damien White, Ryan Carson, Isaac Kemper and Austin Hughes and a 11 yard pass completion from Brandon White to Carson on a fourth down play scored when Carson scored from 1 yard out.
Lewis County's Riley Gunter added the extra point and the Minutemen had the first points of the game and a 7-0 lead. The Lewis County drive was a 56 yard 14 play effort.
The ensuing Elkins drive resulted in another 3 and out by the Minutemen defense that got the ball back to the offense. Kemper made this drive a short one as he went 70 yards on the first play of the drive for a touchdown. Gunter kicked the PAT, and Lewis County had a 14-0 lead that they would take into the halftime break.
At halftime, a promotion was held by Performance Motor Sales. John Oliver of Weston was selected to try and kick a football 35 yards into the back of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. If he would kick the ball into the bed of the truck and it would stay in he he would win the truck. His attempt fell short and he received a pair of Bose headphones as a consolation prize. Oliver is the grandfather of Lewis County football player Dylan Gump.
Lewis County received the second half kickoff and started their first drive of the second half at their own 35 yard line. Damien White would score three plays later on a 52 yard run and after Gunter booted the extra point, Lewis County now had a 21-0 lead. Another Tigers' possession resulted in another stop by the Lewis County defense. On this drive Isaac Kemper did the scoring honors with a 40 yard run and Gunter connected for another extra point making the Lewis County lead 28-0 with 7:28 left to play in the third quarter.
Following another stop by the Lewis County defense, Lewis County put more points on the board when Thomas Hogan hit Brandon Moneypenny with a 66 yard touchdown pass and now had a 35-0 lead. Gunter hit his 5th PAT of the night. Lewis County would score it's final points of the game when Kemper scored his third touchdown of the night, this one a 78 yard jaunt. Gunter kicked the PAT and Lewis County had it's winning margin of 49-0.
Lewis County picked up 439 yard in total offense on the night.
The Minutemen will have an off week this week and will return to action next Friday, Nov. 7 when they travel to Shady Springs to close out the regular season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm
Score By Quarters
Lewis County 0 14 28 0 - 42
Elkins 0 0 0 0 - 0
LC - Ryan Carson 1 yard run (Riley Gunter kick)
LC - Isaac Kemper 70 yard run (Gunter kick)
LC - Damien White 52 yard run (Gunter kick)
LC - Kemper 4 yard run (Gunter kick)
LC - Thomas Hogan pass to Brandon Moneypenny 66 yards (Gunter kick)
LC - Kemper 78 yard run (Gunter kick)
Team Statistics LC ELK
First Downs 15 6
Yards Rushing 362 107
Yards Passing 77 0
Total Yards 439 107
Punts-Avg. 4-34.2 8-33.6
Penalties-Yards 11-85 3-30
Rushing: Lewis County: Isaac Kemper 8-203; Austin Hughes 2-1; Damien White 5-62; Ryan Carson 13-62; Brandon Moneypenny 1-4; Luke Dublin 4-3; Michael Pinkney 2-15; Thomas Hogan 1-0; Jacob White 2-10; Jon Gum 2-1; Totals 40-362
Elkins: Kennan Bowers 20-56; Jarette Zopp 7-12; Morgan Kelly 1-(-3); John Huffman 14-29; Anthony Haden 4-13; Totals 46-107
Passing: Brandon White 1 of 4 for 11 yards; Thomas Hogan 1 of 1 for 66 yards with 1 touchdown
Receiving: Lewis County: Ryan Carson 1-11; Brandon Moneypenny 1-66
The Robert L. Bland Patriots football team was at home last Thursday, Oct. 23, when they faced the Elkins Hornets in their final game of the 2014 season.
This was 8th grade player recognition night as the 8th grade players where playing in their final game at Robert L. Bland. 8th grade players for the 2014 season were Hayden Barnette; Aaron Beam; Hunter Blake; Isaiah Burciago; Logan Cogar; Anthony Falls; Conner Gillespie; Ryan Gillespie; Brice Johnston; Cole Kemper; Dylan Lawson; Johnathan Menendez; Ryan Metzgar; Shawn Moran; Adin Post; Hunter Rexroad; Caden Rohrbough; Charles Simms; Pat Snuffer; Austin Sponaugle and James Weese. The Patriots were looking for a win to close out their season with a 4-4 record.
There was no scoring in the first half as neither team was able to put any points on the board. Elkins would get the first points of the game when Thomas Talkington scored on a 5 yard run and also ran in for the two point conversion. The Hornets had a 8-0 lead heading into the final quarter of play.
It was the Patriots that would put the next points on the board when Austin Sponaugle scored on a 1 yard run. The two point conversion failed and Elkins held a 8-6 lead with 5:44 left to play. Talkington scored his second touchdown of the night this one a 27 yard run and also ran for the two point conversion to give the Hornets a 16-6 lead with 1:30 left to play.
The Patriots were driving on their next possession but their comeback hopes were ended when Talkington intercepted a pass and returned it 67 yard for a touchdown and Daniel Ray ran in for the two point conversion. The Hornets posted a 24-6 win over the Patriots. The loss ended the Patriots season with a record of 3-5.
Score By Quarters
Elkins 0 0 8 16 - 24
Robert Bland 0 0 0 6 - 6
ELK - Thomas Talkington 5 yard run (Talkington run)
RB - Austin Sponaugle 1 yard run (run failed)
ELK - Talkington 27 yard run (Talkington run)
ELK - Talkington 67 yard interception return (Daniel Ray run)
Team Statistics ELK RB
First Downs 10 4
Yards Rushing 201 143
Yards Passing 0 29
Total Yards 201 172
Punts-Average 1-15.0 2-26.0
Fumbles 2 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Penalties- Yards 7-60 4-45
Rushing: Elkins: Thomas Talkington 31-230; Mason Kimbleton 3-(-5); Daniel Ray 2-(-4); Team 2-(-20); Totals 38-201
Robert Bland: Aaron Beam 6-66; Isaiah Burciago 4-21; Dylan Lawson 2-1; Austin Sponaugle 4-9; Caden Rohrbough 2-28; Shawn Moran 1-9; Joseph Blake 1-9; Totals 20-143
Passing: Elkins: Thomas Talkington 0 for 4 with 1 interception
Robert Bland: Caden Rohrbough 2 of 10 for 29 yards with 1 interception
Receiving: Robert Bland: Aaron Beam 1-20; Adin Post 1-9