Oak Hill edged in AAA debut
In other season openers Friday:
Oak Hill 36
James Lawrence scored four touchdowns for the Elkins Tigers to defeat Oak Hill in a season opening shootout Friday.
The Red Devils, debuting in Class AAA after several years in the Class AA ranks, rallied from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to tie the game before a late fumble deep in their own end zone spelled disaster for Oak Hill.
Running back Jalen Jones picked up where he left off last year with another huge effort. Jones rushed for 164 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Red Devils.
Oak Hill also had touchdowns from K.K. Goodman on a 16-yard run and a 58-yard strike from Deon Marion to Jerrell Green.
Oak Hill (0-1) hosts Webster County Friday.
Elkins 43, Oak Hill 36
Elkins (1-0) 16 8 12 7 — 43
Oak Hill (1-0) 16 0 8 12 — 36
E: James Lawrence 73 run (Mitchell Kelly run)
OH: Deon Marion 58 yd pass to Jerrell Green (Jalen Jones run)
E: Lawrence 1 run (Clayton Collett to Nicholas Martin pass)
OH: Jones 51 run (K.K. Goodman run)
E: Lawrence 60 run (Kelly pass to Collett)
E: Collett 5 run (run failed)
OH: Jones 28 run (Jones run)
E: Martin 5 run (run failed)
OH: Jones 4 run (kick failed)
OH: Goodman 16 run (pass failed)
E: Lawrence 6 run (Collett kick)
RUSHING — E: not available. OH: Goodman 12-117, Jones 22-164, Ray Sullivan 1-1, Marion 4-21, Green 1-7, Antonio Gray 1-0.
PASSING — E: not available . OH: Marion 3-12-86-1-0 .
RECEIVING — E: not available. OH: Green 1-58, Jones 1-13, Tyler Giles 1-15 .
TURNOVERS — E: not available. OH: Giles (fum rec).
The Greyhounds raced out to a 38-point first-half lead and cruised past Hannan in the season opener for both teams Friday.
Cody Winter and Henry Barron scored two rushing touchdowns apiece and Hunter Adkins added another to build the commanding first Valley lead.
Valley 38, Hannan 22
Hannan (0-1) 0 0 6 16 — 22
Valley (1-0) 14 24 0 0 — 38
V: Cody Winter 1 run (run fail)
V: Winter 8 run (Raeshawn Breckenridge run)
V: Henry Barron 28 run (Matt Whiteside run)
V: Hunter Adkins 35 run (Barron run)
V: Barron 16 run (Adkins run)
H: Charles Mayes 1 run (pass fail)
H: Mayes 10 pass to Jarrad Lunsford (Mayes run)
H: Elijah Sowers 2 run (Mayes run)
RUSHING — H: Sowers 5-45, Mayes 6-35, Brad Fannin 12-63, Isaac Tincher 1-9, Zac Camp 8- (-1). V: Breckenridge 1-10, Winter 6-68-2, Adkins 4-43-1, Barron 8-55-2, Casey Stewart 2-34, Colton Adkins 3-9, Darius Hutchinson 5-30, Blake Williams 4-15, Seth Harmon 7-23.
PASSING — H: Mayes 5-7-71-1-0. V: Williams 1-1-31-0-0.
RECEIVING — H: Lunsford 2-35, Fannin 2-28, Sowards 1-8. V: Aaron Liddle 1-31 .
TURNOVERS — H: Josh Sadler (fum rec). V: Steven Mitchell (fum rec), Josh Naylor (fum rec), Austin Thornton (fum rec).
Midland Trail 6
On a night that saw Independence honor 12 new inductees into its Hall of Fame, the Patriots from Coal City defeated Midland Trail 24-6.
Midland Trail found its way into the end zone with 1:32 left to play in the fourth when Jake Grimmett found Ethan Baker for a 50-yard touchdown pass to bring the score to 24-6.
Grimmett served as the backup quarterback (two attempts for 50 yards and one touchdown) as well as rushing for 28 yards on six carries. Grimmett also had a 50-yard and 51-yard punt late in the game.
Independence is off this week, while Midland Trail heads to Fayetteville to take on the Pirates this Friday.