Portsmouth West runs by Rock Hill

Published 7:34 pm Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jim Walker



PEDRO — Portsmouth West won the battle of ground games.

The Senators’ running game rolled up 291 yards on 40 carries en route to a 34-6 win over the Rock Hill Redmen Friday.

West (1-3) had 344 total yards as quarterback John Berry was 4 of 6 passing for 53 yards.

Rock Hill (0-4) had 143 net yards on 42 attempts. Jonah Cox had a big night with 110 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.

The Senators scored just before the end of the first quarter on a 3-yard run by Jimmy Howell. Justin Scott ran for the conversion and an 8-0 lead.

The score remained that way until Austin Bricker’s 5-yard scoring run with 2:36 left in the half. Zach Dials kicked the conversion for a 15-0 lead.

Rock Hill then made a mistake with a muffed punt and Wesley Book ran 33 yards for a touchdown off the fumble recovery and it was 21-0 with 57 seconds on the clock.

The Redmen tried to turn things around at the start of the second half when Jonah Cox bolted 44 yards for a touchdown and it was 21-6.

But Dylan Koons answered with a 1-yard scoring run two minutes later and it was 27-6.

Koons added a 6-yard touchdown run with 10:28 left to play to set the final score.

Ports. West 8 13 6 7 = 34

Rock Hill 0 0 6 0 = 6

First Quarter

PW — Jimmy Howell 3 run (Justin Scott run) 0:19

Second Quarter

PW — Austin Bricker 5 run (Zach Dials kick) 2:36

PW — Wesley Book 33 fumble recovery (run failed) 0:57

Third Quarter

RH — Jonah Cox 44 run (kick failed) 7:51

PW — Dylan Koons 1 run (run failed) 5:58

Fourth Quarter

PW — Dylan Koons 6 run (Zach Dials kick) 10:28

Individual Leaders

RUSHING—West: Dylan Koons 9-101, Austin Bricker 16-80, Steven Irwin 4-47, John Berry 4-42, Jimmy Howell 4-16, Bryson Hurd 2-3, Nick Frasure 1-2; Rock Hill: Jonah Cox 12-110, Brandon Blankenship 13-32, Jordan Blagg 5-14, Jake Falls 2-20, Gabe Marzicola 10-minus 23.

PASSING—West: John Berry 4-6-0 53; Rock Hill: Gabe Marzicola 2-4-1 23.

RECEIVING—West: Mason Howell 1-21, Steven Irwin 2-19, Austin Bricker 1-13; Rock Hill: Austin Collins 2-23.