H.S. football: GW outduels Hurricane, 60-54
CHARLESTON -- George Washington won a Class AAA football shootout Friday night against Hurricane, 60-54.
George Washington (6-0) was rated No. 2 in the state this week behind idle Huntington High (6-0). No. 18 Hurricane slipped to a 3-3 record.
Draven Riffe of the Patriots rushed 28 times for 220 yards and three touchdowns in a game that saw the teams combine for 963 total offensive yards.
Hurricane had Zach Pate with 30 carries for 224 yards and scored five times. Caperton Humphrey rushing 24 times for 151 yards with two touchdowns. Austin Hensley of the Redskins passed for 208 yards.
George Washington jumped to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter before Hurricane battled back for a wild finish.
Hurricane receiver Henry Sorsaia caught Hensley's pass and was knocked out of bounds just shy of a first down on a fourth down-and-five play from the Patriots' 18 with 53 seconds left.
HURRICANE 6 20 21 7 -- 54
G. WASHINGTON 16 23 14 7 -- 60
GW-- Riffe 10 run (Deer kick)
GW -- Safety, ball snapped out of end zone
GW -- Giacomo 23 pass from Alexander (Deer kick)
HURR -- Pate 6 run (pass failed)
HURR - Humphrey 1 run (pass failed)
GW -- Riffe 68 run (Deer kick)
HURR -- Pate 9 run (pass failed)
GW -- Riffe 6 run (kick failed)
GW -- Blake 1 run (Deer kick)
GW -- Deer 22 field goal
HURR -- Pate 10 run (Hensley run)
HURR -- Pate 6 run (Hughes kick)
GW -- Giacomo 39 run (Deer kick)
HURR -- Humphrey 9 run (Hughes kick)
GW - Jackson 75 fumble return (Deer kick)
HURR -- Pate 18 run (Hughes kick)
GW -- Blake 6 pass from Alexander (Deer kick)
HURR -- Hensley 1 run (Hughes kick)
COAL GROVE 63, RIVER VALLEY 28: Sidney Tucker of the Hornets had a 100-yard rushing game and four touchdowns Jesse Rigsby threw one touchdown pass and D.J. Miller ran for another score.
The Hornets moved to 3-4 for the season and 2-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. River Valley is 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
WAHAMA 53, FEDERAL HOCKING 12: The White Falcons rolled to victory in their first game following veteran head coach Ed Cromley's retirement. Interim head coach Dave Barr directed the team.
Kane Roush scored four touchdowns for Wahama, now 6-1 overall and 5-1 in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division.
WINFIELD 47, NITRO 16: Quarterback Toby Show passed for five touchdowns in the Winfield (3-3) win. Show completed 17 of 20 passes for 381 yards.
Nitro's record fell to 1-5.
NITRO 0 10 0 6 -- 16
WINFIELD 21 12 7 7 -- 47
W -- Hathaway 27 pass from Show (Boggs kick)
W -- Hill 67 pass from Show (Boggs kick)
W -- Hill 12 pass from Show (Boggs kick)
W -- Amick 45 pass from Show (kick failed)
N -- Voiles 26 pass from Barton (Kirk kick)
W -- Turner 45 pass from Show (kick failed)
N -- Kirk 36 field goal
W -- Withrow 12 run (Boggs kick)
W -- Lewis 6 run (Simmons kick)
N -- Spencer 37 pass from Barton (run failed)
WIRT COUNTY 48, BUFFALO 14: Jake Linville and Wesley Valentine carried the load for Wirt County (2-4).
Linville ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Valentine had 106 yards and three touchdowns on 10 rushes.
Buffalo (0-7) had Jordan Tucker with 103 yards and two scores on 17 carries.
MINGO CENTRAL 68, POCA 14: Seven different Miners (4-2) scored touchdowns in the victory.
Stevie Hammond, Chance Lester and Dakweon Willis each scored two times.
Levi Clendenin and Andrew Gibson scored for the Dots, who are 1-6.
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