Bearcubs take on Barbour County


GRAFTON—If you’re a fan of Grafton football, it was a fantastic weekend for Bearcat and Bearcub football at just about every level.

While the varsity team was busy working over the Philip Barbour Colts, the Bearcubs had a fantastic weekend of their own, shutting out Barbour County at both the Midget and PeeWee levels.

The Bearcubs Midget team won by a score of 33-0, while the Bearcubs Pee Wee team won by the score of 22-0. And even though the Mighty Mites don’t keep an official score at their level of football, they were very impressive in their game, as well.

In the Midget game, Kaden Keener led the way for the Bearcubs by going 3-4 for 68 yards under center, while also gaining 168 yards on 6 rushes with a TD.

Jarrett Blackhurst rushed 6 times for 138 yards and a TD, Troy Weber gained 40 yards on only three rushes with a TD, and Nathaniel Bailey added 26 yards with a TD. Other rushing contributors include Cole Runner who added 36 yards, Noah Armstrong with 23 yards, Javon Vanscoy with 11 yards, Jason Peters with 8 yards, and Jonathan Matheny with 8 yards.

Leading the team in receiving yards were Jaxon Hall with 45 yards, Weber with 16 yards and a TD, and Blackhurst with 7 yards.

In the PeeWee game, Tucker Stemple led the way for the Bearcubs with six carries for 88 yards and three TD’s.

Garret Davis added 91 yards on 13 carries, Chace Kinsey chipped in 45 yards on seven carries, and Jacob Moats added 39 yards on six carries.

On the defensive side of the ball, Neavan Armstrong recorded seven tackles, Cole Boyles added six tackles with one double team with Davis, resulting in a safety, and Cade Mooney also caused a fumble.

“The defense tackled well,” said PeeWee head coach Ben Kinsey. “The offense struggled with penalties to start the game, but they got better as the game went on.”

The Bearcubs will be back in action this Sunday. The Mighty Mites and PeeWees will be taking the field at South Harrison High School, while the Midgets will be playing at Buckhannon High School.

Mighty Mite action will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by the PeeWees at 3:00 p.m.

For those wishing to take in the Midget game, head to the field for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.

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