Bearcats shut out by B-U Bucs


BUCKHANNON—The Grafton High School football team (1-8) traveled to Buckhannon last Friday night to battle the Buccaneers of Buckhannon-Upshur. 

The Bucs scored early and often and the Cat’s could do nothing to stop the B-U rushing attack. When the final horn sounded the Bearcats found themselves on the low end of a 48 to 0 score. 

“We were unable to maintain any type of offense which kept our defense on the field,” said Head Coach Mickey Foley. “We struggled all night to stop the run,” he added. 

The struggle was real for GHS as they gave up 447 yards rushing to the Buccaneers. In contrast the Bearcats would finish the night with -28 yards rushing. The B-U defense would be stingy on the night as they held GHS to 4 total first downs. B-U in comparison would end the game with 23 first downs. 

Cam Foley would lead the passing game for GHS as he completed 8 of 20 passes for 95 yards. Foley would complete passes to Tristan Floyd (5-70), Dillan America (2-19) and Bryce Trimble (1-6). 

Kaden Keener, who only played the first series for GHS, would be the leading rusher with 12 yards on 1 carry. The remaining Grafton rushers were Seth Horen (1-1), Isaiah Vanscoy (7-(-1)), Johnathan Maier(1-(-4)), Foley (1-(-12)), and Brayden Boggs (6-(-24)). 

Bryce Trimble would lead the GHS defense with 11 tackles in the contest. The remaining Cats with tackles were Parker Gorrell (7), Vanscoy (5), Boggs (7), Floyd (4), America (6), Kenny Humphries (4), Riley Humphries (4), Jeremiah Mitchell (8), Elijah Loffler (2), Javin Summers (1) and Keener (1).  

“Our kids played hard but we have to do a better job of eliminating mistakes on offense and getting in better position on defense to make plays,” concluded Coach Foley. 

The GHS coaches will get a chance to work on fundamentals this week as this will be the “open” week for the Cats. The open week will also give the injured Bearcats extra days to get healed. It seemed as if the Cats had more injured players on the sidelines last week than they had subs. 

The next game for the Cats will also be the final game of the 2022 season. The Cats will travel to South Weston on November 4 to face Lewis County. The game will kickoff at 7:00 p.m.

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