GRAFTON—The South Harrison Hawks made the trip from Lost Creek to Grafton to take on the Bearcats under the lights of McKinney Field, on Friday.
The Hawks came into the game with an 0-2 record, looking to upset the Bearcats who were sitting 1-1 on their season.
The Hawks took possession of the football to start the game, but on their first drive, they came up empty handed.
It was then the Bearcats turn to show their muscle, and with a long run by Eli Shumaker, they made their way into Hawk territory. With just over 5:00 minutes left in the first quarter, Shumaker found the endzone and after the kick by Isaiah Vanscoy, the Cats were first on the board with a score of 7-0.
The Hawks tried once more to gain crucial yardage, but the Bearcats’ Defense wouldn’t allow it, and South Harrison was forced to punt the ball.
The Cats were able to move the ball down the field, and with 56 seconds left in the first quarter, Blake Moore connected with Kaden Delaney in the endzone for another Bearcat touchdown. Vanscoy’s kick was up and good, bringing the score to 14-0.
The second quarter proved to be scoreless for both teams, and going into half time, the score sat at 14-0, in favor of the Cats.
Coming out in the third quarter, the Hawks kept the ball from the Cats after an onside kick, putting them in scoring position. South Harrison capitalized on their field position and a fourth down conversion, and Sophomore Caden Davis was able to lurch into the endzone for the Hawk’s touchdown.
After a failed conversion, the score was 14-6 with 4:58 to go in the third.
After a blocked punt with just over 1:20 left on the scoreboard, the Bearcats took over at their own 9-yard line, putting them in great scoring position. James Hoskins carried the ball into the endzone for another GHS touchdown. Vanscoy’s kick was once again good, bringing the sore to 21-6 with just 36 seconds left in the third quarter.
As time ticked down, both teams were held scoreless in the fourth quarter, but the Bearcats walked away with a 21-6 victory over the South Harrison Hawks.
The Bearcats will be back in action next Friday, September 25, when they travel to Clarksburg to take on the Liberty Mountaineers. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m.