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Keyser keeps Jefferson winless

By Staff | Sep 29, 2017

Chronicle photo by David Pennock Jefferson’s Antione Lewis (15) takes down Keyser’s QB Brady Ours (40) during last Friday’s game in Shenandoah Junction. The Cougars lost the game 46-14, making their record 0-5. Jefferson is off this week, but will look to break the current losing streak on Oct. 6 against Spring Mills at home.

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION – It wasn’t television’s version of the “Brady Bunch.” Instead, it was Keyser’s Brady Ours and Brady Clay that literally took turns running away from the Jefferson defense as the Golden Tornado blew through Shenandoah Junction with a 46-14 win over the Cougars, now 0-5 on the season.

Keyser went to 3-1 with its only loss being a 49-0 verdict against Fort Hill.

Golden Tornado quarterback Ours, the general of the effective, misdirection Wing-T offense employed by Coach Sean Biser and company, who opened the floodgate scoring with his 43-yard run. He later headed through the middle of the Cougar defense on his merry way to a 63-yard score. And then he finished off Keyser’s accumulation of points when he returned his pass interception for 47 yards and a 46-8 Keyser lead.

Not to be outdone, Clay reeled off three mid-range or coast-to-coast touchdown runs of his own – going 27 yards, then 23 yards and, finally, romping 75 yards down the sideline in front of his supportive bench to cap his 18-point night.

The Cougars trailed 27-0 before Scooter Gaskins outfought a defender for 66-yard pass reception-run score on a throw from Corbin Pierson. In the last quarter, Gaskins also had Jefferson’s other points with his second TD catch.

As in its other four losses, the Cougars couldn’t menace Keyser’s defense with anything useful on the ground. Shayden Daugherty continually blitzed from his linebacker spot, often disrupting whatever Jefferson tried with its runners.

Both Ours and Clay ran for over 150 yards as the Golden Tornado effectively monopolized the time of possession statistic.

After sprinting ahead 27-8 at halftime, the Golden Tornado rolled on almost exclusively behind its Wing-T, leaving the game’s passing to Jefferson.

Once in front, 46-8, after Ours’ interception return, Keyser emptied its bench and went with sophomores and even a few freshmen.

The Cougars will be idle this weekend before returning home for the final time on Friday, Oct. 6 when Springs Mills, a winner over South Hagerstown last week, visits. Jefferson’s final four games of the 2017 season are all on the road, beginning with Loudoun Valley before seeing defending state Class AAA champion Martinsburg and finishing at South Hagerstown and across the county at equally winless Washington.

The “Brady Bunch” had been Keyser’s offensive ringleaders, accounting for six scores between them before returning to Mineral County to see about claiming a playoff spot in the state’s Class AA ranks.