GRAFTON—The Grafton Bearcubs Pee Wee team recently earned a #4 seed in the upcoming Mountaineer Youth Football Conference tournament after a 19-13 win over the Elkins Bengals at McKinney Field on Saturday.
Quite a few players for the Bearcubs had big games offensively, starting with quarterback Chace Kinsey. Kinsey ran the ball 20 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns, and completed both of his passes through the air to Jacob Moats for a total of eight yards. Moats also had a big day on the ground, rushing for 118 yards on 16 carries. Adding to the Grafton rushing total was JW Nestor, who had a spectacular game as well, gaining 81 yards on just eight carries.
On defense, Neavan Armstrong led the way with seven tackles, while Cole Boyles notched three tackles, including a fumble recovery. JW Nestor also had a crucial fumble recovery for the Bearcubs. Hunter Barlow was credited with three tackles, while Moats had two. Others making tackles included Jaxson Hussion, Aiden Kittle, and Jasper Wolford.
“We controlled the clock and moved the ball well,” said Bearcubs head coach Ben Kinsey. “The line did a good job up front.”
Kinsey also praised his defense for bending but not breaking and holding the Bengals to just 13 points.
“The defense gave up a few big plays but played pretty tough throughout the game,” added Kinsey.
As previously mentioned, the Bearcubs (6-2) were awarded the #4 seed in the upcoming MYFC bracket and will host #5 seed Lewis County (6-2) on Saturday at 7:00pm at McKinney Field.
It will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. The winner will play the winner of #1 Bridgeport Red (8-0) and #8 North Marion (5-3) the following weekend.