Midgets down Mustangs in season opener


TAYLOR COUNTY—Grafton’s Bearcub football teams hit the field last weekend in their first contest of the season. After working hard in practice, the Midget team, took on the Mustangs of Barbour County.

 During the matchup, the Midgets were victorious, shutting out the Mustangs in a sweeping 32-0 victory.

 Noah Nestor led the Cubs rushing 67 yards on seven carries. He is credited with one touchdown during the game.

 Garrett Davis rushed for 57 yards on 13 carries, adding another Bearcub touchdown, while Cade Mooney carried the ball nine times and put up an additional 41 yards, and Chace Kinsey’s 38 moved the ball 38 yards on 5 carries.

 The Bearcubs were led in their passing attack by Kinsey, who completed three of five passes, for a total of 154 yards.

 Receiving for the Cubs were Nestor who caught two passes totaling 130 yards, adding two Bearcub touchdowns on the day. David Poston added 24 yards on one reception.

 The Bearcub defense came out strong, shutting down the Mustangs’ attempt at gaining valuable yardage. Davis once again led the cubs with 8 tackles, while Cash Nestor and Ian Cunningham racked up a total of 7 sacks, followed by Wyatt Cunningham with six take downs on the day.

 Additional tackles were recorded by Mooney (5), N. Nestor (3), Josh McIe (3), Jace McCoy (3) and Cole Boyles (1).

 “For the first time playing this season, I think we did a good job. With only having 15 kids, it was hard to see how the team would do,” said Head Coach Doug Devart. “We still need to work hard at practice, getting faster, stronger and more aggressive on the field.”

 “The offense ran the ball well and completed multiple passes that helped gain valuable yardage,” he continued. “Defensively, we played solid, and I was really impressed with the overall performance of the boys.”

 The Bearcub PeeWees took on the Barbour County Stallions on Saturday, as well. The Stallions managed to control most of the game and walked away with a 25-0 win.

 Grafton’s Mighty Mite team also took to the field at Philip Barbour in their first game of the season last Saturday.

The Bearcub Midgets will hit the field tomorrow, Sunday, September 13 to take on the Colts of West Fairmont. The game is set to kick off at 1:00 p.m., at Mary Lou Retton Park. The PeeWees are set to take the field at 3:00 p.m. in their contest, and the Mighty Mites will begin play at 5:00 p.m.

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