WESTON—The Grafton Bearcubs were back in action last Saturday, as they headed to Weston to take on Lewis County. The PeeWee’s continued to dominate their competition as they defeated Lewis 46—18, while the Midget team used last minute heroics to come away with a 25—24 victory.
For the PeeWee Cubs, Jarrett Blackhurst led the way with 237 yards rushing, on only nine rushing attempts. Blackhurst recorded six touchdowns in the contest, with one of the scores coming on a 65-yard kick-off return and another on a fumble recovery from 45 yards out.
Kaden Tate was next in line with 12 carries for 65 yards, with one touchdown and one extra point conversion.
Quarterback Jacob Stavrakis rounded out the offensive attack with one carry for four yards, with four extra point conversions.
The Bearcub defense was led by Christian Cox with six tackles, followed by Tate with four.
The remaining tackles were credited to Blackhurst (3), Cole Runner (2), Josh McIe (2), Javon Vanscoy, Devin Moore, Troy Weber and Jaxon Hall. The defense held Lewis County to 258 total yards.
The Midget game was a much tighter contest, as the Cubs scored on a 70-yard kick-off return for a touchdown. Charles Hoskins returned the kick-off with 1:47 left on the fourth quarter clock to earn the victory.
The Bearcubs were first to get on the board in the first quarter, when Kenny Humphries scored from 24 yards out to put the Bearcubs up 6—0. The second score for Grafton came on an 87-yard pass from Bryson Bish to Hoskins. Even with the two scores from the Bearcubs, the teams went into the locker room locked at 12 apiece.
The Cubs were held scoreless in the third quarter, while giving up another six to Lewis. The Cubs answered in the fourth on a 45-yard touchdown run from Jayden Owens. The Cubs would allow one more score to Lewis, setting up the 70-yard score by Hoskins to win the game.
Ben Louzy led the rushing attack for Grafton with 11 carries for 71 yards, while Owens had seven carries for 57 yards.
The remaining Cub rushing yards came from Humphries (3-27), Hoskins (4-25) and Bish (2-16).
In the air, Bish was two of four for 108 yards, and recorded one touchdown with all of the receiving yardage going to Hoskins.
The Bearcub defense was led by Owens with 13 tackles, followed by Chase Bucklew with nine.
The remaining tackles came from Louzy (8), Cyrus Hake (5), Isaiah Vanscoy (5), Hoskins (3), Humphries (3), Brady Swiger (2), Dakota Moyer and Josiah McMasters.
Bucklew, Vanscoy and Humphries also had fumble recoveries in the contest.
The Mighty Mites traveled to Summersville, to take on the Little Bears.
The Cubs and Bears were an evenly matched team, and the score remained close the entire game.
Garrett Davis was credited with the five Bearcub touchdowns. He also recorded one fumble recovery, while John Logan Jones had two quarterback sacks, one of which resulted in a fumble, that he recovered.
Chase Maier also recorded a fumble recovery, after he sacked the Little Bear’s ball carrier. He was also credited for a knocked down pass.
Chace Kinsey had two receptions during the game, and recorded three quarterback sacks.
Jackson Hildreth was credited with one quarterback sack and one assist, while Braylon Shaw was able to record a tackle on a quarterback sneak.
The Cubs will be back in action this Sunday, when they host Elkins for their Homecoming game.
The Mighty Mites will take the field at 11:00 a.m. The Midget game will begin at 1:00 p.m., and the PeeWee game at 3:00 p.m.