Sherando scores early and often in beating Cougars
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The Sherando Warriors voiced some disappointment after beating visiting Jefferson, 41-7.
The Warriors, who host Martinsburg tonight, were troubled by the 14 penalties for 128 yards they incurred. They had two apparent touchdowns called back because of penalties.
Leading, 28-0, by halftime, the Warriors eventually had received three touchdown passes from quarterback Chacai Campbell, who also ran for 98 yards on 11 carries and scored once along the ground.
Campbell found Darius Lane on a 60-yard screen pass for an early 7-0 lead. Payne Bauer ran an interception of a Corbin Pierson pass back for a 25-yard score to make it 14-0.
Two more scores had the Warriors, now 2-0, winging away to the dressing room at the half, with a 28-0 lead.
Caleb McLee had nine tackles, and Bauer was credited with four sacks in the victory.
Jefferson worked its way inside the Sherando 20 only once. The Cougars were limited to just 47 rushing yards on 29 carries. Pierson completed 11-of-32 passes for 113 yards and was intercepted twice.
Pierson scrambled for 20 yards to land Jefferson’s only touchdown. That run finished a 96-yard drive. Antoine Lewis caught four passes for 61 yards on that scoring drive.
The Cougars, now 0-2, will be in Berkeley County tonight to face Musselman, now 2-0 after wins over Spring Mills and Hampshire.
Sherando lost a 50-45 decision to Martinsburg in 2018, when the Bulldogs won their seventh Class AAA state championship in the past nine seasons.