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Hedgesville rolls past Jefferson, 42-6

By Staff | Sep 21, 2018

SHEPHERDSTOWN — The “no contest” sign was posted early last Thursday at Mumaw Stadium in Hedgesville, where the once-beaten Eagles trounced winless Jefferson, 42-6, after scoring all 42 points in the first three quarters.

Already leading 28-0 by halftime, the Eagles scored another 14 points in the third period, advancing their runaway lead to 42-0.

Hedgesville quarterback Owie Ash scored the game’s first points, and then a Keenan Smoot touchdown made it 14-0 — still in the opening period. N’iyjere Smith’s first of two scores upped the count to 21-0 in the second stanza, and Hunter Coe scored before halftime to give the homestanding Eagles a comfortable 28-0 lead by halftime.

When Malakai Brown and Smith scored touchdowns in the third quarter, the Eagles were ready to coast home to their third win in four games.

Ash threw for 322 yards and ran for another 93 yards in the romp.

Hedgesville registered five sacks in all.

The Cougars, now 0-4, travel to Keyser this week to see the Golden Tornado. Keyser, led by all-purpose quarterback Caden Biser, had one of the school’s greatest comebacks in its long football history, when it spotted then-unbeaten Weir a 40-14 lead and then roared from behind with the game’s last 27 points to post a classic 41-40 win over the Red Riders.

The Class AA Golden Tornado is 2-1 with the shocking victory at Weir.

While Biser did much of the offensive work in the comeback win, Ryan Shoemaker had two pass interceptions in the late going.