Bath And Pocahontas Football Teams Fall Before Home Crowds On September 17th
Warm Springs, VA and Dunmore, WV – On Friday night the Pocahontas County Warriors and the Bath County Chargers took to the field in front of home crowds looking to avenge losses from the previous week.
The Warriors hosted the East Hardy Cougars in their first home game of the year. The game started slowly for Pocahontas as the first play from the line of scrimmage was an interception. It would be one of three turnovers for the Warriors on the night.
The Cougars struck first on a 55 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The Warriors would answer before halftime on a 29 yard touchdown run by Jesse Hoke, taking a 7-6 lead into the break. The second half however would belong to the Cougars both on offense and on defense as the Cougars put up two more touchdowns on the board. Hoke scored his second touchdown run on the night cutting the East Hardy lead to six, but the Warriors ended any hope of a comeback when they turned the ball over on downs with under a minute to go. The Warriors would fall to the Cougars 20-14.
A banged-up Bath County Chargers team hosted the undefeated Alleghany Mountaineers. The Mountaineer’s offence was in top shape as they amassed 458 yards of offense. The defense was also in form for the Mountaineers as they took a 21-0 lead into the half.
Josh Robertson put the Chargers on the board with a three yard touchdown run in the second half. Robertson, on the next offensive drive for the Chargers, would score again making it 21-13. That’s as close as they would get though as Alleghany put up two more touchdowns. The Chargers fell to the Mountaineers 31-13. Derek Brinkley was named player of the game for the Chargers.
The Pocahontas County Warriors next face Richwood on the road Friday night. The Bath County Chargers get a week off to rest before taking on the Warriors October 1st.