CADIZ – The first home playoff game at Wagner Field in Harrison Central history was a win for the Huskies.
Coach Anthony Hayes’ club moved from No. 13 seed Triway to open the Division V, Region 17 postseason with a 40-10 victory at Wagner field to advance.
Mykel Quito had a big night on both sides of the ball for the Huskies. He rushed for 142 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns, tallying six tackles and two tackles for loss on defense.
Cam McAfee was a key player in both free throws, passing three passes on defense and finishing with 11 tackles, while catching a TD pass and a two-point conversion and returning another TD.
Harrison Central finished with 230 rushing yards and 120 passing for 350 total offense.
“This is our first win in the history of our program, 24 years,” Hayes said. “I am very proud of our kids and coaches. We had a great game plan. To hold a team like that to 10 points is exciting. They explode a lot. This victory was for all the teams that came before us and laid the groundwork. This is a program and a win for the community. “
The Huskies, the 4th seed, advance and will be at home again, hosting the No. 5 seed Garrettsville Garfield, which won the opener, 56-13, over Conneaut.
Part V, Section 19
West Muskingum 42, Union Local 26
ZANESVILLE – The Jets’ Colby Carpenter threw four touchdowns but it wasn’t enough to stop the Tornadoes (10-1). He finished with 241 yards on 17 of 29 passing.
Union Local (6-5) got 97 yards rushing from freshman Brody Perzanowski.
Dre Saunders caught five passes for 94 yards, three of which went for touchdowns of 20, 36 and 10 yards. Peyton Causby had a 1-yard TD catch.
West Muskingum rushed for 401 yards while Rashid SeSay had 240 and four TDs on 24 carries.
Part VI, Section 23
Nelsonville-York 20, Bellaire 12
NELSONVILLE – Drew White hit a shortstop but that was all the Big Reds (5-6) could do against the Buckeyes at Dave Boston Field.
Senior made it 6-6 with a 3-yard run with 3:38 left in the first quarter.
His 1-yard run tied the game at 12 with 2:59 left in the third quarter, but Nelsonville-York (8-4) tied the game with a TD and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.
In other playoff games, Monroe Central defeated South Gallia 31-21 in the Division VII, Region 27 quarterfinal, while Shadyside fell to Beaver Eastern, 41-27; Caldwell beat Bridgeport, 41-14; and Portsmouth Notre Dame blasted Beallsville, 65-14.
W. Va. All the time
40 Magnolia, 30 Valley
PINE GROVE – Don’t look now, but the Blue Eagles (2-7) have won two straight games for the first time in a long time.
Hunter Oates rushed for 241 yards and four touchdowns on 25 carries, while Matthew Anderson added 95 carries and two TDs. Oates scored from 79, 2, 2 and 1. Anderson’s six points came from 6 and 5.
The Lumberjacks’ Gavin Derby had quite the night in failure. He rushed the ball 18 times for 173 yards and a TD. He also completed eight passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Landon Jericho caught four passes for 135 yards and three scores.
Bridgeport, W.Va. 28, Linsley 21
BRIDGEPORT – Braden Wade threw for 245 yards and a touchdown but the Cadets (4-5) fell on the road to the In-State Indians (8-1). He had a 10-yard TD pass to Melte Feil, who had seven catches for 80 yards.
Kevin Stanisi had two more TDs on 2 and 1 yard runs. However, Linsly only ran for six yards.
Wade went 21-for-33 while Luca Trollous had 10 catches for 108 yards.
Feil had all three PAT kicks.