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West beats injury-riddled Redmen

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

PEDRO — The Rock Hill Redmen were short-handed entering Friday’s game due to injuries.

It didn’t get any better.

Quarterback Will McCollister was injured on the teams second offensive series and things only got worse as the Redmen fell 70-14 to the unbeaten Portsmouth West Senators.

Rock Hill was missing fullback and linebacker Shane Harper to an injury sustained in an auto accident.

Backup quarterback and starting safety Ryan Depriest was also out with an injury as the Redmen dressed just 29 players going into the game.

Kyle Auger ran 12 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns while Adam Bricker had 103 yards on nine carries with a TD to pace the Senators who racked up 629 total yards.

Auger and Zack Frye had touchdown catches as quarterback Levi Ratliff hit 5 of 11 attempts for 105 yards and two scores.

Jared Bruce ran 20 times for 70 yards and a touchdown to pace the Redmen (1-3). Third-string quarterback Jonah Cox had four completions for 59 yards.

Rock Hill hosts Wheelersburg this Friday before entering Ohio Valley Conference play.

Portsmouth West 14 20 14 22 = 70

Rock Hill 0 0 0 14 = 14