From Staff Reports
CUMBERLAND — Brayden Poling and Nathaniel Graves scored two touchdowns and Brayden Brown had a pair of touchdown passes to power the top-seeded Personal Best/Hartley’s Pizza Patriots to a 52-6 win over Morgantown in the first round of the Cumberland Area Youth Football League playoffs Sunday at Allegany College.
The regular-season champion Patriots (8-0) will play the Oakland Rams in the semifinals on Sunday, at 2 p.m., at Greenway Avenue Stadium.
The Patriots led Morgantown 27-0 after one quarter, 33-0 at the half and 46-0 through three quarters.
Poling scored on a 68-yard run and a 17-yard pass from Brown, while Graves had a 63-yard TD run and scored on a pass from Brown that covered 85 yards.
Brown had a 33-yard run, Nathanael McTaggart a 50-yard run, Luke Hamilton a 58-yard run and Tater Hess a 65-yard run to account for the other Patriots touchdowns.
Tristan Nine scored for Morgantown, on the final play of the game, on a 65-yard pass play from Joseph Vini that covered 65 yards.
Poling ran twice for 90 yards, Hess had three carries for 75 yards and Graves two carries for 75 yards for the Patriots. Poling, Hamilton, Eli Hartman, Eric Clayton, Ricky Alexander and Austin Martin had six tackles to lead the defense.
Kellan Allberman and Jacob Martin stood out defensively for Morgantown.
The Patriots Division II team advanced to the second round by beating the Northern Steelers 19-6.
Brayden Conley scored on a 40-yard run and a 70-yard run to give the Pats a 13-0 lead. Jordan Day added the final points for Personal Best/Hartley’s Pizza on a five-yard run.
Northern’s touchdown came on a 25 yard-run by Spencer.
Cody Yacenceh and William Wratchford led the Patriots’ defense, while Travis George and Ty Kenzy stood out for Northern’s.
Keyser Steelers 54
Braddock Warriors 16
KEYSER, W.Va. — Cam White threw for 237 yards and three scores and Brady Ours got three touchdowns as Keyser blew past Braddock in the first round of the playoffs.
White completed seven of his 15 passes for almost 250 yards and threw two touchdowns to Ours and one to Matt Liller. Ours had three carries for 44 yards and three catches for 77, while Liller caught three passes for 125 yards.
Terrell Bush got the Steelers on the board with a five-yard run in the first and added another five-yarder in the second.
White tossed two TDs during the second quarter, hitting Ours for 53 yards and Liller for 52.
Mailek Garland, who kicked five extra points, scored on a 15-yard run to open the third quarter, and Ours added a 25-yard score.
Braddock broke through by scoring on Ryan Milburn’s 45-yard run.
Ours caught a 20-yard pass from White for the final Keyser points in the fourth quarter.
Offutt had a 70-yard catch for a touchdown for Braddock.
Justin Burgess led the Keyser defense with 11 tackles, while Deavonte Johnson made five stops and recovered two fumbles.
Keyser hosts Northern in the semifinals on Saturday.
Braddock’s Division II team beat Ridgeley 14-8 on touchdowns from RJ Buford and Jacob Vanmeter.
Bufford caught a 45-yard touchdown from Vanmeter before Vanmeter scored on a 47-yard run.
Crawford threw a touchdown pass for Ridgeley.
Braddock hosts Oakland at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Northern Steelers 27
Mtn. Ridge Miners 12
ACCIDENT — Austin Evans and Logan Yommer had two scores each to lead Northern past Mountain Ridge in their first-round playoff match.
Evans had 131 all-purpose yards and scored the first two Steelers touchdowns. The first was on a run of 53 yards, and the second came on a 61-yard punt return.
Yommer scored in the second and fourth quarter on a run of 15 yards and one from a yard.
Mountain Ridge’s touchdowns were scored on a run of four yards by Kristian Robinette and a three-yard run from Garrett Whitaker.
Keegan Broadwater had two interceptions for the Steelers and Nate Durst recovered a fumble. Kaden McElhenny and Daniel Bittinger led the Miners on defense.
Northern visits Keyser on Saturday in the semifinals.
Oakland Rams 14
Ridgeley Rams 6
RIDGELEY, W.Va. — Corey Kelly broke a 6-6 tie with a 10-yard run in the third quarter and Oakland’s defense allowed it to stand in a win over Ridgeley that advances it to the semifinal round.
Oakland (4-4) will travel to Allegany College to play the Patriots with a trip to the Little Super Bowl on the line.
Adam Homberg scored on a five-yard run in the second quarter to give Oakland a 6-0 advantage. Ridgeley countered later in the quarter on a 20-yard pass from Carter Houdersheldt to Nathan Strietbeck.
Homberg kicked the extra point on Kelly’s touchdown.
Oakland’s Division II team beat Keyser 30-8 on Saturday.
Alec Horner scored a pair of touchdowns for Oakland, both in the second half, a 25-yard TD run in the third and 30-yarder in the fourth. Brady Merrick scored on a 15-yard run for the Rams and Joey Embleton on a five-yard run to make it 14-8 at the half. Merrick kicked three two-point conversions.
Merrick, Embleton and Horner all had interceptions for Oakland. Keyser’s touchdown came on a 65-yard return of a fumble recovery, but the name of the player who scored the touchdown was not provided by the league.