Cougars rout Handley for second win
With 518 yards of total offense, Jefferson outgunned Handley, 42-6, on Saturday at the Handley Bowl in Winchester to improve its overall record to 2-3. The Judges were 1-4 with the home-field loss.
The game was still close when Jefferson’s Isaac Myers scored on a 19-yard run just before the first half ended. Myers’ score gave the Cougars a 14-0 lead at intermission.
The Cougars then outpointed the Judges, 28-6, in the second half.
Myers ran 23 times for 172 yards and two scores. He completed only four passes, but three of those were for touchdowns, two going to Scooter Gaskins for 77 and 52 yards.
Jeremy Beach carried 18 times for 149 yards to advance Jefferson’s total offense figure to over 500 yards.
Handley was limited to 172 yards of total offense.
In its last road game of the season, the Cougars see Spring Mills in northern Berkeley County tonight. The Cardinals are also 2-3 on the season.
Jefferson’s last four games of the 2016 season are all at home in Shenandoah Junction. Top-ranked Martinsburg, Fairmont Senior, South Hagerstown and Washington comprise the straight run of home games to finish off the regular season.
With only 29 schools lumped into the Class AAA ranks and 16 of those taken to the playoffs, Jefferson could be back in the postseason again after reaching that far the last two seasons before falling to Point Pleasant in 2014 and South Charleston in 2015.