Hurricane Slaughters Spring Valley

Buffalo, Poca Lose Big, Winfield Bye 

Hurricane increased its playoff chances.

Buffalo was shut out by Tug Valley.

Poca loses to Sissonville.

Winfield had the night off.

PutnamCountyNews.com has your Friday Night Lights.

Hurricane Gets Homecoming Win

Number 5-Ranked, Class-AAA Spring Valley traveled to Number 7-Ranked Hurricane hoping to ruin the Redskins’ Homecoming game.

It didn’t happen.

After a Hurricane penalty, the Timberwolves drew first blood. Isaac Howard was shut down, by a tough Redskins defense, then, one play later, got Spring Valley on the scoreboard first, ending a long drive with a 3-yard, right-side touchdown rush, lighting up the scoreboard 7-0.

However, in a display of offenses, the ‘Skins defended their home turf in a come-from-behind win and sent the T-Wolves packing for a long bus ride back to Wayne County.

Senior Redskins wide receiver Dakota Williams had a highlight-reel game, with four receptions for a stellar 197 yards taking three trips to the house of 79 yards, 37 yards and 58 yards.

On the other half of those scores, Hurricane quarterback Nathan Roy finished 5 of 11 passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

In the second quarter, Hurricane started pulling away.

Roy handed off to Christian Hill who then pitched it to the fleet-footed Curon Cordon. In a reverse, Cordon ran 20 yards to paydirt. After the PAT the Redskins led 21-7.

 

Cameron Patterson was named Mr. Redskin, 2017 and Sarah Westfall was crowned Miss Redskin.

 

Schmidt Family Restaurants, the regional Wendy’s franchisee, showed their community support with a generous $500 check.

 

In the second half, Hurricane continued to dominate, finishing the night with a 41-21 upset win – the only Putnam County victory this week.

Poca Drops Tough Loss To Sissonville.

The Indians traveled to Putnam County, Friday night, hoping to grab a road win.

Sissonville succeeded using a balanced offense and a defense that finally held Poca back in the fourth quarter.

 

On the ground, the Indians took advantage of a large offensive line. In the air, quarterback Will Hackney made himself at home, on Poca’s turf, tossing for 188 yards despite a less-than-50 percent completion rate of 12-for-26, for a Cardinal Conference win.

Hackney started the scoring with a 46-yard touchdown in the game’s first series.
Then, The Dots jumped out in front with a pair of Jay Cook to Owen McClanahan touchdowns of 39 and 23 yards lighting up the scoreboard to 12-7.

Chance Jones answered, for the Indians, with a six-yard touchdown staking Sissonville to a 14-12, first quarter, lead.

The second quarter devastated The Dots as the Indians’ Hackney connected with Hunter Thomas for a 41 yard touchdown and Michael Pinkerton for a 31 yard score.

The offenses settled down, in the second half. Sissonville’s Dalton Ervin kicked 37-yard field goal. Then Poca’s Cook responded with a brilliant 80-yard touchdown connection with Ethan Payne.

When it was over, the O.O. White Stadium scoreboard read Sissonville 45, Poca 36.

 

Buffalo Is Shut Out By Tug Valley

This was a game with two programs heading in opposite directions.

Unfortunately, for Buffalo, the direction is south.

Tug Valley, (5-1) was not a friendly host, shutting out the Bison all night long.

Panthers quarterback Nathan Muscat tossed passes to Jonathan Blankenship, for 166 yards, including touchdowns of 53 and 80 yards.

On the turf, Noah Lucas rushed for 99 yards and two scores for the Tug Valley.

Buffalo would prefer to forge the final score of 34-0.

For the Bison (1-4), quarterback Ethan Burgess completed 5 of 12 passes for 50 yards and also led his team in rushing (nine carries, 65 yards).

 

Publisher’s note: Game photographs courtesy of Conner Photography.