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Senators run past Chesapeake

Big plays produced big results.

The Portsmouth West Senators used five touchdown runs of 55 or more yards to beat the Chesapeake Panthers 49-20 Friday in a non-league game.

Mark Murphy led a ground game for West that racked up 490 yards as he carried just nine times for 166 yards and three touchdowns.

Dale Swords had a big game as well with 148 yards only five carries and two touchdowns.

The Senators (5-0) amassed 511 total yards.

Chesapeake (2-3) was limited to 81 yards rushing but had 127 passing. Aaron Donahoe was 6-of-11 for 53 yards and also ran for a score while backup quarterback Austin McMaster hit 2-of-3 for 74 yards including a 62-yard scoring strike to Brandon Noble and a 12-yard TD pass to Jon Pinson.

Swords started the game with a 70-yard scoring run and came right back with a 60-yard scamper. Trevon Pendleton ran 55 yards for a touchdown as West built a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Murphy’s 6-yard scoring run pushed the lead to 28-0 before Donahoe ran 1-yard just before the half and it was 28-6.

West led 37-0 after three quarters and Pendleton had a 48-yard touchdown run to start the fourth quarter and it was 43-6.

Portsmouth West 20 8 9 12 = 49

Chesapeake 0 6 0 14 = 20

First Quarter

PW – Dale Swords 70 run (Ethan Morgan kick) 8:47

PW – Dale Swords 60 run (Ethan Morgan kick) 5:44

PW – Trevon Pendleton 55 (kick failed) 2:59

Second Quarter

PW – Mark Murphy 6 run (Trevon Pendleton run) 10:46

Ch – Aaron Donahoe 1 run (kick failed) 2:47

Third Quarter

PW – Mark Murphy 82 run (Ethan Morgan kick) 2:42

PW – Safety (punt snap went out of end zone) 0:19

Fourth Quarter

PW – Trevon Pendleton 48 run (kick failed) 11:50

Ch – Jon Pinson 12 pass from Austin McMaster (run failed) 7:10

PW – Tanner Journey 1 run (run failed) 3:30

Ch – Brandon Noble 62 pass from Austin McMaster (Jared Cornwell run) 1:24

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PW Ch

Rushes-yards 490 81

Passing yards 21 127

Total yards 511 208

Cmp-Att-Int 2-4-0 8-14-1

Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1

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Individual Leaders

RUSHING–Portsmouth West: Mark Murphy 9-166, Dale Swords 5-148, Alf Bricker 6-44, Trevon Pendleton 3-61. Chesapeake: Aaron Donahoe 13-11, Alex Wells 12-27, Drew Blake 6-0, Peter Hintz 1-14, Drew Brock 3-11, Levi Smith 1-9.

PASSING–Portsmouth West: Alfie Bricker 2-4-0 21. Chesapeake: Aaron Donahoe 6-11-1 53, Austin McMaster 2-3-0 74.

RECEIVING–Portsmouth West: Travis Perry 1-17, Trevon Pendleton 1-4. Chesapeake: Kyle Webb 3-49, Drew Blake 2-5.