High school football roundup: Poca ends season with loss to Tolsia
Tolsia scored the game's first two touchdowns and never trailed in defeating Poca 32-14 in the teams' regular-season finale Friday night at Poca's O.O. White Stadium.
Tolsia (5-5) grabbed the early lead as Dakota Robertson scored on a one-yard touchdown run and Brandon Ward broke through the Poca defense for a 56-yard touchdown.
Poca's Hayden Bailey answered for the Dots in the second quarter with a one-yard touchdown to cut the Rebel lead to 13-6 at halftime.
Tolsia's Dawson Presley extended the lead with a five-yard touchdown, but Jake Payne found Bailey for a 56-yard touchdown strike to keep the Dots (2-8) in contention.
But Presley, who finished with 124 rushing yards on 21 carries, sealed the victory in the fourth quarter with touchdown runs of six and two yards.
For Poca, Payne threw for 152 yards on 12-of-22 passing with no interceptions.
The teams combined for 11 fumbles. Tolsia put the ball on the ground four times and lost three, and the Dots lost four of seven.
Walton caught TD passes of 36 and 10 yards from Aden Yates, who completed 7 of 9 passes for 87 yards. Walton, who had 53 yards in receptions, scored on runs of 10 and 42 yards. Griffin added a 70-yard scoring run, and Yates threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Brycen Reymond.
Point Pleasant (8-2) entered the game at No. 12 in Class AAA and expects to open the playoffs on the road. Chapmanville ended the season at 4-6.
Chapmanville's Dashawn Alexander rushed for 45 yards on 12 carries, and quarterback Max Spradlin completed 6 of 12 passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.
"It was ugly,'' said Hoover coach Tim Meyer. "They got after us right from the get-go. That's a good Mingo team, and they just outplayed us.''
Hoover, which trailed 36-0 at halftime, moved inside the Mingo 10 in the third quarter but lost the ball on a fumble.
Mingo Central (5-5) entered the game at No. 20 in Class AA.
Williamstown (6-4) entered the game tied for No. 17 in Class A.
Tracewell carried seven times for 42 yards for the Yellowjackets and completed four passes for 33 yards. David Hastings rushed six times for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
Hunter Bradley was 14 for 22 for 248 yards passing, including a 15-yard strike to Tyler King in the third quarter for Class AA No. 9 Roane County (6-4). Bradley has more than 1,000 yards passing this season.
It was the first overtime game in the long history of the rivalry.
Ripley's Jake Martin connected on 9 of 23 passes for 145 yards and a pair of touchdown strikes to Kade Harrison. Harrison had two receptions for 73 yards.
Devon Crews carried 25 times for 166 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Devils (2-8). Ripley finished at 5-5.
Chris Marcum connected on 9 of 24 passes for 124 yards for the Wildcats (7-3). Robert Bias was the leading rusher for Class AA No. 6 Scott (7-3) with 15 carries for 80 yards.