In recent high school football contests:
Meadow Bridge 40
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Wildcats rebounded from a narrow loss to Summers County by defeating Van resoundingly on the road.
Meadow Bridge quarterback Dustin Adkins had a banner night, going 14-of-19 through the air for 285 yards and six touchdown passes. He was not intercepted, and his longest pass covered 76 yards.
The 76-yard scoring hookup went to Tyler Martin, who caught seven passes for 182 yards and three six-pointers on the evening. Hunter Claypool caught two passes for 44 yards, with both resulting in touchdowns. Ayden Redden hauled in a scoring pass, and James McClure snagged two catches for 29 yards.
For the ground attack, Claypool gained 119 yards on 17 carries.
Levi Lester had six tackles and six assists to pace the defense. Martin was in on nine tackles, McClure eight, and Claypool, Redden and Ty Roles seven stops apiece.
Landon James-Mullins registered an interception and a fumble recovery, and Martin and McClure each covered Van fumbles. Redden and Lester caused fumbles.
Meadow Bridge (2-2) will host Montcalm at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.
Midland Trail 38
Shady Spring 13
Class A No. 2 Midland Trail improved to 3-0 with the easy win at Class AA Shady Spring on Oct. 16.
Christopher Vines passed for a pair of touchdowns to Aden Isaacs (5 yards) and Cody Harrell (2 yards) on the evening. Isaacs also rushed for another six-pointer on a 1-yard burst, and he accounted for 83 yards on 18 carries.
Aaron Sisler supplied a 23-yard scoring run for the Patriots.
Matthew Light logged Midland Trail's final TD with a 54-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.
Talon Shockey provided a 22-yard field goal and five successful conversion kicks during the game for the Patriots.
Vines was 8-of-13 for 105 yards, two TDs and two interceptions. Ayden Simms caught three passes for 58 yards and Sisler two for 25.
Robert Ruffner led the MTHS ground game with 134 yards on 18 attempts.
Ruffner collected five tackles for the Patriot defense, while Liam Gill had four tackles and three assists. Besides Light's pick-six, Vines intercepted two Shady Spring passes. Sisler and Dylan Wilson each had a quarterback sack.
The triumph vaulted the Patriots into the No. 1 spot in this week's WVSSAC Class A leader board with a 9.67 rating. In second is Doddridge County (5-0, 9.4) and in third is Greenbrier West (7-0, 8.43).
Midland Trail will host co-No. 10 Buffalo (3-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Spring Valley 41
Oak Hill 0
On Oct. 16, Class AAA No. 5 Oak Hill was held to 20 yards of offense and suffered its first loss of the season, 41-0, at No. 9 Spring Valley.
Oak Hill (2-1) is slated to play at Class AA No. 4 Bluefield (4-1) at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 23.
The Red Devils fell to No. 12 in this week's WVSSAC Class AAA poll.
SV: 21 6 7 7 — 41
OH: 0 0 0 0 — 0
SV: Caldwell 7 rush (Issac Workman kick good)
SV: B. Brumfield 5 rush (Workman kick good)
SV: Diamond 66 interception return (Workman kick good)
SV: Turner 51 punt return (Workman kick misses)
SV: Z. Brumfield 3 rush (Workman kick good)
RUSHING: (SV) Brumfield 9-68, TD; Diamond 6-55, B. Booth 4-39, TD; Caldwell 4-20, TD; Z. Brumfield 3-11, TD. (Oak Hill) Lawhorn 5-10; Shelton 5-2.
PASSING: (SV) Jack Roy 4-of-9, 87 yards. (OH) Logan Lawhorn 3-of-14, 29 yards, INT. Braxton Hall 0-of-1, INT
RECEIVING: (SV) Page 2-37; Hinchman 1-35; Caldwell 1-15. (OH) Farrow 1-12; Lewis 1-8; Hall 1-9.