Timberwolves rough up Ripley
RIPLEY, W.Va. -- Spring Valley flexed its muscle Friday night in a dominating 75-14 football victory at Ripley.
Spring Valley (2-2) stopped a two-game losing skid while Ripley fell to 0-4.
The Timberwolves compiled 688 yards of total offense while Ripley's six turnovers contributed to Spring Valley setting a school record for points.
Things slowed down after the halftime break, but most of the damage was already done. Spring Valley allowed its reserve players to get some game experience after blowing out to a 56-7 halftime bulge.
The Timberwolves didn't put up any points in the third period before picking it up again.
Spring Valley's advantage grew in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs by Skyler Ratcliff (6 yards), Cameron Lucas (20 yards) and Brent Runyon (71 yards).
Cameron Lucas topped the ground game with 118 yards on 13 carries. Brown had 99 yards on six runs and Runyon picked up 94 yards on seven rushes.
Brown also connected on five of six pass attempts for 105 yards. Tyler Robertson was the leading pass catcher with three for 76 yards.
Kicker Kyle O'Neal was good on nine of 10 extra points.
Ripley went three-and-out on its opening possession of the night, and it was off to the races for the Timberwolves.
The visitors went on offense eight times in the first two quarters and scored eight touchdowns. O'Neal's leg was good on all eight extra points and it was 56-7 at intermission.
Robertson got the barrage going by catching a 20-yard touchdown throw from Brown.
Colby Webb followed with a pair of touchdown runs and Brown ran for one.
Ripley stopped the onslaught momentarily with a touchdown pass to Kade Harrison from Trevor Tucker on the first snap of the second quarter, then Spring Valley took off again.
Brown and Dylan Lageman both ran for scores.
Then, Ripley threw an interception and lost a fumble. Jakob Frye of the Timberwolves converted the turnovers with touchdown runs to close the first half.
Tucker had a 10-yard TD run for Ripley in the third period.
Spring Valley is back on the road next week at Princeton.
SPRING VALLEY 28 28 0 19 -- 75
RIPLEY 0 7 7 0 -- 14
SV -- Robertson 20 pass from Brown (O'Neal kick)
SV -- Webb 8 run (O'Neal kick)
SV -- Webb 21 run (O'Neal kick)
SV -- Brown 8 run (O'Neal kick)
R -- Harrison 52 pass from T. Tucker (Berry kick)
SV -- Brown 10 run (O'Neal kick)
SV -- Lageman 11 run (O'Neal kick)
SV -- Frye 5 run (O'Neal kick)
SV -- Frye 2 run (O'Neal kick)
R -- T. Tucker 10 run (Berry kick)
SV -- Ratcliff 6 run (O'Neal kick)
SV -- Cameron Lucas 20 run (kick failed)
SV -- Runyon 71 run (run failed)
First downs 27 12
Rushes-yds 61-583 32-192
Passing yds 105 91
Passes 5-6-0 7-22-0
Fumble-lost 1-0 6-4
RUSHING -- SV: Mathis 1-2, Brewer 2-28, Brown 6-99, Page 1-1, Robertson 1-6, Watts 3-7, Barnett 1-15, Frye 8-57, Cameron Lucas 13-118, Webb 4-58, Lageman 4-42, Runyon 7-94, Hale 1-minus 2, Chase Lucas 1-7, Ratcliff 8-51. RIP: T. Tucker 12-86, Ranson 6-54, Hamrick 8-22, Jennings 1-11, Jarvis 5-19.
PASSING -- SV: Brown 5-6-0, 105 yards. RIP: T. Tucker 7-21-0, 91 yards; Ranson 0-1-0.
RECEIVING -- SV: Robertson 3-78, Maynard 1-16, Webb 1-11. RIP: Harris 4-21, Hamrick 1-1, Harrison 3-69.