Mountain Lions skunk Warriors 29-0
Parsons, W.Va. –
The Pocahontas County Warriors couldn’t get their new single-wing offense moving Friday night and failed to score in the first football game of the season at Tucker County. The Warrior defense held Tucker to 12 points in the first half, but the Mountain Lions continued to dominate in the second and added an additional 17 points.
PCHS RB Kyler Doss rushed for 146 yards, including a sideline scamper for 43 yards, but the Warrior offense could not get the ball into the end zone. The Warriors came close to paydirt in the fourth quarter with a fourth and goal on the Tucker four-yard line, but turned the ball over on downs.
New head coach Chris Sutton implemented the single wing offense, with complicated blocking schemes, this season. The quick Tucker defense took advantage of Warrior confusion at the line of scrimmage and frustrated the PCHS offense all evening. The Warrior defense stayed on the field too long and lost steam in the second half.
The game wasn’t without bright spots for the Warriors. Doss rushed for 146 yards on 20 carries. Seth Painter ran for 32 yards on just three carries, and Andrew Morrison returned four kicks for 44 yards. Spencer McCoy caught a 14-yard pass from Wes Felton.
Tucker, QB Derek Nestor was 6-9 passing for 100 yards and rushed for two TDs. Nestor and RB Mikhail Lewis each rushed for 81 yards and Zach Armstrong added 65 yards on the ground. Tyler Snyder returned a punt for a 69-yard TD and Austin Zirk had a seven-yard rushing TD. Michael Callaway added a 24-yard field goal for the Lions.