The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 8, 2012

Red Devils thrash Big Blacks


From Staff Reports

OAK HILL — The host Red Devils prevailed on Senior Night, outscoring the Point Pleasant Big Blacks 28-7 in the second half.

Class AAA No. 10 Oak Hill came in to the game on a four-game winning streak after dropping its season opener, while Class AAA No. 8 Point Pleasant was looking to bounce back from their its first loss of the season, 34-33, to Brooke.

Point Pleasant got on the scoreboard first when Aden Yates hit Chase Walton with a 10-yard touchdown pass to take a 7-0 lead.

The Red Devils responded in the second quarter when Jalen Jones broke free on a 66-yard touchdown run to cut the Big Blacks lead to 7-6 at the half.

Point Pleasant opened the second half with a quick drive deep into Oak Hill territory, but the stingy Red Devils defense, coming off two straight shutouts, forced a turnover on downs.

The huge stop sparked the hosts’ offense, which responded with an impressive drive culminating in a Deon Marion 1-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown to take their first lead at 12-7 with 5:15 left in the third quarter.

A fired up Oak Hill defense responded with a three-and-out to give the ball back to the offense. The offense cashed in on a eight-yard K.K. Goodman run and a Marion two-point conversion to take a 20-7 lead at the end of three quarters.

Oak Hill looked for the knockout blow with an onside kick that was unsuccessful. The Big Blacks drove the ball 48 yards for a score to make the score 20-14 early in the fourth quarter.

After a Red Devil fumble inside the Point Pleasant 10-yard line, Point Pleasant looked to reclaim the lead. However, the Red Devils’ Antonio Gray came up big with a 24-yard interception return for a touchdown to make the score 26-14 with 7:18 left in the game.

The Oak Hill defense refused to give the Big Blacks any hope of a comeback and the offense put the game away on a Jones 29-yard scamper for the 34-14 victory.

Jones finished the night with 325 yards on the ground to lead the Red Devils.

Oak Hill (5-1) has four games remaining in the regular season — all on the road. The Red Devils travel to Lewis County Friday before winding up with trips to Bluefield, PikeView and Lincoln County.

Point Pleasant (4-2) visits Ravenswood this week.



Oak Hill 34, Point Pleasant 14

P (4-2)    7    0    0    7    —    14

OH (5-1)     0    6    14    14    —    34

First Quarter

P: Aden Yates 14 pass to Walton (Collin Peal)

Second Quarter

OH: Jalen Jones 66 run (kick failed)

Third Quarter

OH: Deon Marion 1 run (run failed)

OH: K.K. Goodman 8 run (Marion run)

Fourth Quarter

P: Teran Barnitz 3 run (Peal kick)

OH: Antonio Gray 24 int (kick failed)

OH: Jones 29 run (Ray Sullivan run)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — OH: Jones 23-325, Goodman 14-68, Marion 4-(-9), Sullivan 4-13, Jarrell Green 1(-4).

PASSING — OH: Marion 2-7-0, 13-0.

RECEIVING — OH: Goodman 1-5, Jones 1-8.

TURNOVERS — OH: Gray (int), Charlie Carter (fum rec).