Morgantown caught a break in the third quarter, a 15-yard personal foul on Huntington for roughing the kicker on fourth down that set up its only TD of the second half.
The Mohigans chewed up a lot of clock on the 13-play, 85-yard drive that culminated in senior quarterback Mark Johnson's 18-yard pass to freshman Jarret Hockenberry and a 35-14 lead with 10:25 to go in the fourth period.
"I thought it was a huge call,'' said Huntington coach Billy Seals of the penalty that gave Morgantown a first down. "We had gotten two straight stops. We just never got back on track after that call.''
The Mohigans finished with 388 yards on 49 carries, piling up 21 first downs.
"He does a nice job,'' said Morgantown coach John Bowers of Commodore. "When Jazzy got hurt, that cut into our depth because Shane and Alex [Weidman] were our depth. So they've now become two-way starters. They're both very gifted runners. The constant has been the big O-line.''
Johnson finished 6 of 11 passing for 58 yards with a TD and no interceptions. He also added 49 yards with his scrambling. Weidman tacked on 58 yards on nine totes for Morgantown.
Huntington's Shaver completed 9 of 17 passes for 48 yards, but had two picks. He also was the leading rusher with 73 yards on 13 attempts. Highlanders starting sophomore offensive lineman Shamar Ingram was suspended for Friday's game after getting ejected in last week's opening victory over Elkins.
"We hadn't faced a better football team up front all year long,'' said Seals. "We thought they were very physical and early on we didn't match that intensity. We knew coming in they were going to make us beat them inside.''
Seals said he was pleased that his nine-member senior class, which endured an 0-10 season, went out in the postseason.
"I'm proud of my kids and I'm proud of the program,'' Seals said. "We just didn't get it done. You know what? Our kids played their guts out. I love my seniors. My seniors have been the heart and soul of this program.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.