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Winfield’s ground game is nearly unstoppable in smashing of Logan

September 24, 2018

WINFIELD, W.Va. — Running back John Covert rolled the Logan defense as Winfield’s rushing game cruised in a 64-32 victory.

Covert, a sophomore, ran for seven touchdowns and finished with a game-high 286 rushing yards, leading the

Generals over the Wildcats on Friday night.

Winfield lined up in a direct-snap offense the entire game and attempted just one pass, a 71-yard touchdown. The Generals (2-3) made no attempt to disguise their run-first game plan, but the Wildcats (1-4) struggled to make stops.

The Generals played for the second straight contest without junior starting quarterback Nick Vance, who sat out with an ankle injury.

Cameron Brooks joined Covert in the Winfield backfield and also found great success, posting 109 yards on 22 carries. Brooks also threw a touchdown to Hunter Morris on his only attempt of the game. Caleb Cottrell added a rushing touchdown for Winfield.

POCA 45, MINGO CENTRAL 27: The Dots (5-0) remained undefeated by pulling off a victory at home on Homecoming at O.O. White Stadium.

Both teams came into the game ranked in the top 10 in Class AA (Poca sixth, Mingo Central ninth).

Jay Cook for Poca finished the game with 283 passing yards while Ethan Payne added 154 rushing yards.

The Miners (3-2) were led by Daylin Goad’s 273 yards passing on 25 of 41 completions.

GREEN 22, SYMMES VALLEY 15: Ricky Nash scored on fourth-and-1 with 58 seconds to play as the Bobcats beat the Vikings in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, and improved to 5-0. Alex Smith led Green with 89 yards on 15 carries. Derek Crum paced Symmes Valley (2-3) with 76 carries on eight attempts.

GALLIA ACADEMY 34, PORTS-MOUTH 7: Jacob Campbell ran for three touchdowns and the Blue Devils gained 333 yards rushing, 422 overall, in a blowout of the Trojans in Portsmouth, Ohio. Lane Pullins carried 18 times for 107 yards for Gallia Academy (4-1 overall, 2-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Taylin Parker ran for 77 yards on 14 attempts for Portsmouth (3-2, 1-1).

MEIGS 42, RIVER VALLEY 21: Zach Bartrum ran for 96 yards and a touchdown as the Marauders (2-3) defeated the Raiders in a game delayed two hours by lightning in Pomeroy, Ohio. Trevor Simpson ran for 117 yards for River Valley (0-5).

EASTERN MEIGS 14, SOUTH GALLIA 13: Dylan Creath intercepted a pass in the end zone with 49 seconds to play to preserve the Eagles’ triumph over the Rebels in Reedsville, Ohio. Conner Ridenour completed 12 of 18 passes for 129 yards for Eastern (1-4). Kyle Northup carried 12 times for 74 yards for South Gallia (1-4).

WHEELERSBURG 33, JACKSON 14: Tanner Holden caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a score as the Pirates (4-1) beat the Ironmen (3-2). Makaya Matthews scored two TDs for Wheelersburg.

ASHLAND 34, ROWAN COUNTY 6: Blake Hester ran for 120 yards with two touchdowns and Keontae Pittman rushed for 96 yards and one TD as the Tomcats (6-0) defeated the Vikings (4-2) at Putnam Stadium.

RUSSELL 49, WEST CARTER 14: Reed Galloway caught two touchdown passes and the Red Devils rushed for 334 yards in a victory over the Comets in Flatwoods, Kentucky. Landen Duval ran for 121 yards on merely three carries for Russell. Leetavious Cline caught eight passes for 117 yards for West Carter.

LUCASVILLE VALLEY 48, FAIRVIEW 14: The Indians raced to a 34-0 lead and rushed for 292 yards in a rout of the Eagles in Lucasville, Ohio.

RACELAND 27, PORTSMOUTH WEST 15: Jacob Heighton threw touchdown passes of 16 and 57 yards to newly eligible wide receiver Ethan Cox, a transfer from Boyd County, as the Rams (5-1) defeated the Senators (4-1) in West Portsmouth, Ohio.

PAINTSVILLE 21, LAWRENCE COUNTY 6: The Tigers (4-2) forced four turnovers in winning a home game over the Bulldogs (3-3). Josh McClurg scored on a 6-yard run and 51-yard reception for Paintsville. Noah West carried 33 times for 159 yards and one touchdown for Lawrence County.

JOHNSON CENTRAL 48, BOYD COUNTY 7: Joe Jackson carried 17 times for 137 yards and five touchdowns as the Eagles (4-1) defeated the Lions (2-4) at Tom Scott Field. Carter Stephens ran for 81 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries for Boyd County.

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