Ironton, Coal Grove lead Friday’s prep winners

Published 2:02 am Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ironton 48, Gallipolis 7

In a battle of unbeaten teams, Ironton fullback Brian Warner ran 22 times for 148 yards and five touchdowns as the Fighting Tigers rolled past the Gallipolis Blue Devils 48-7 Friday before a standing room only homecoming crowd.

Quarterback Tommy Waginger was 3-of-3 passing for 88 yards and ran 39 yards for a touchdown.

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Ironton (5-0) amassed 501 total yards including 413 on the ground. Tres Wilks gained 96 yards on 10 attempts.

Michael Lawless had two receptions for 53yads and Pierce Reeves caught one pass for 35 yards.

Warner had four 1-yard touchdown runs in the first half and then broke off a 32-yard scoring run as Ironton built a 35-0 halftime cushion and coasted to the win.

Gallipolis (4-1) was limited to 94 yards rushing and 93 passing. The Blue Devils ran just 18 plays in the first half and only five in the first quarter.

Coal Grove 20, Greenup County 7

COAL GROVE — Boo Woods ran 20 times for 184 yards and a touchdown as the Coal Grove Hornets beat the Greenup County (Ky.) Musketeers 20-7 Friday.

Coal Grove (4-1) racked up 269 yards rushing in the game featuring two strong running attacks.

Greenup County (3-2) had 220 yards on the ground with Corey Lyle getting 161 yards on 21 attempts including a 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Bubba Wood added 74 yards on 14 tries and scored on runs of 4 and 3 yards in the first quarter as the Hornets took a 13-6 lead. Woods added his scoring run in the fourth quarter.

Symmes Valley 41, Northwest 6

McDERMOTT — The Symmes Valley Vikings didn’t let a steady downpour in the second half slow them down.

The Vikings (5-0) racked up 418 total yards and blitzed the Northwest Mohawks 27-0 in the second half as they remained unbeaten with a 41-6 win Friday.

Evan Herrell scored three touchdowns including an 84-yard punt return and a 66-yard pass play. Quarterback Cody Myers was 4-of-7 passing for 165 yards and two scores.

Jacob Patterson ran five times for 112 yards and a score while Hunter Boggs scored twice.

Wellston 18, Fairland 6

PROCTORVILLE — Austin Osborne ran for 168 yards on 27 attempts and the Wellston Golden Rockets amassed 286 yards on the ground en route to an 18-6 win over the injury-plagued Fairland Dragons Friday.

Fairland (1-4) had 154 yards total offense including 94 on the ground. Chad Fisher gained 51 yards on 13 carries playing tailback due to injuries. Jon Baise filled in for Fisher at quarterback.

The game was tied 6-6 at the half as Wellston scored when Austin Craig recovered a Rockets’ fumble in the end zone and then Fisher had a 35-yard scoring run in the second quarter.

Osborne scored on a 12-yard runs and Noah Massey broke free on a 66-yard run as Wellston scored twice in the third quarter.

Portsmouth West 34, Chesapeake 6

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Trevon Pendleton ran 15 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns as the Portsmouth West Senators battled past the Chesapeake Panthers 34-6 Friday.

West (5-0) had 341 total yards. Kyle Locher added 97 yards rushing on seven carries and two touchdowns, one a 25-yard pass from Levi Ratliff.

Chesapeake (0-5) took a 6-0 lead on a 64-yard run by Trey West midway through the first quarter. West came back to lead 21-6 at the half.

West finished with 123 yards on 19 carries as the Panthers finished with 178 rushing yards despite playing without starting quarterback Austin McMaster due to an injury.

Lucasville Valley 48, South Point 14

SOUTH POINT — The Lucasville Valley Indians built a 35-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 48-14 win over the young South Point Pointers Friday.

Valley (5-0) used a 29-point second quarter to blow the game open.

Alex Holcomb ran six times for 101 yards and a score as the Indians rolled up 264 yards rushing and quarterback Blake Yates was 9-of-13 for 134yards and four touchdowns. Valley finished with 415 total yards.

South Point (1-4) scored in the fourth quarter on a 3-yard run by Austin Majher and a 1-yard run by Tevin Johnson.

Zach Alberts had 56 yards on four carries and Kyle Dickess 46 yards on eight attempts to pace the Pointers offense.