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West hands Hornets first loss

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COAL GROVE — The numbers were pretty even. Except where it counts.
The Coal Grove Hornets had 241 total yards and the Portsmouth West Senators 236. But West took advantage of four interceptions to post a 28-6 win on Friday.
Coal Grove (2-1) took a 6-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a 2-yard scoring pass from Nate Harmon to Kyle Sites.
West (3-0) tied the game on a 3-yard run by Garrett Hurd in the second quarter and Drew Cassidy kicked the conversion with 7:39 on the clock.
The Senators extended the lead to 14-6 on a 9-yard run by Josh Berry halfway through the third quarter.
The lead went to 21-6 when Cody Staggs caught a 19-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Bradford just before the end of the quarter.
West capped the scoring on a 2-yard run by Hurd with 7:48 to play.
Coal Grove had 104 yards rushing with Harmon running 11 times for 52 yards. He was 17-of-25 passing for 137 yards. Kimo Baldwin ran 12 times for 39 yards.
Bradford was 11-of-16 passing for 105 yards while Hurd carried 18 times for 72 yards and two scores.
Coal Grove visits South Point next Friday.
Ports. West    0    7    14    7    =    28
Coal Grove    6    0    0    0    =    6
First Quarter
CG — Kyle Sites 2 pass from Nate Harmon (pass failed) 6:12
Second Quarter
PW — Garrett Hurd 3 run (Drew Cassidy kick) 7:39
Third Quarter
W — Josh Berry 9 run (Drew Cassidy kick) 6:08
PW — Cody Staggs 19 pass from Dylan Bradford (Drew Cassidy kick) 0:55
Fourth Quarter
PW — Garrett Hurd 2 run (Drew Cassidy kick) 7:48
PW    CG
First downs    15    18
Rushes-yards    131    104
Passing yards    105    137
Total yards    236    241
Cmp-Att-Int    11-16-0    17-25-4
Penalties-yards    4-40    4-32
Punts-average    2-38.5    1-44.0
Time of Possession    23:04    24:56
Individual Leaders
RUSHING —Portsmouth West: Garrett Hurd 18-72 2-TD, Josh Berry 4-24 TD, Gabe Skaggs 4-24, Dylan Bradford 7-14; Coal Grove: Nate Harmon 11-52, Kyle Sites 9-13, Kimo Baldwin 12-39.
PASSING — Portsmouth West: Dylan Bradford 11-16-0 105 TD; Coal Grove: Nate Harmon 17-25-4 137 TD.
RECEIVING — Portsmouth West: Cody Staggs 2-31 TD, L.T. Maynard 2-20, Caleb Journey 3-18, Garrett Hurd 1-5, Josh Berry 1-11, Isaiah Norman 1-10, Gabe Skaggs 1-9; Coal Grove: Kyle Sites 2-6 TD, Sam Angelo 6-39, Jeb Jones 3-39, Aaron Music 1-35, Kimo Baldwin 2-7, Joey Workman 1-7.