Football

Grant Cochran completed 19 of 23 passes, and nine Tigers caught passes for a total of 293 yards as Princeton outplayed Oak Hill 55-30 at Anne S. Hunnicutt Stadium on Friday.

The Tigers are now 3-0, a record they haven’t had in 16 years.

Dominick Collins ran the opening kickoff 89 yards to get the scoring started. After forcing an Oak Hill punt, the Tigers marched 76 yards in eight plays for a 14-0 lead, generating five first downs en route.

Red Devil senior Leonard Farrow took over the game for parts of the second quarter, scoring touchdowns on runs of 13 and 76 yards to bring the visitors within 21-14.

Cochran countered with scoring passes of 41 and 35 yards, and running back Brodee Rice tallied the first of his two rushing touchdowns to put Princeton ahead by 20 at halftime, 34-14.

Elijah Gray, a reserve running back for Oak Hill, peeled off a series of big runs late and ended with 122 rushing yards. Farrow led all ground gainers with 130 yards on 11 carries.

The Red Devils (1-2) rushed for 381 yards but completed just one pass for five yards. The Princeton squad ran 27 times for 103 yards. The offenses of the two schools combined for 782 yards.

The Red Devils are slated to host Lincoln County Friday at 7 p.m.

OH (1-2)  0 14 0 16 — 30

P   (3-0) 14 20 7 14 — 55

First Quarter

PSHS — Dominick Collins 89 kickoff return (Casey Geso kick), 11;46

PSHS — Peyton Clemons 25 pass from Grant Cochran (Geso kick), 4:19

Second Quarter

OH — Leonard Farrow 13 run (kick failed), 11:53

PSHS — Peyton Clemons 41 pass from Cochran (Geso kick), 10:13

OH — Farrow 76 run (Ethan Vargo-Thomas pass from Jacob Ward), 9:31

PSHS — Brodee Rice 18 run (Geso kick), 4:35

PSHS — Noah Basham 35 pass from Cochran (kick failed), 0:56.8

Third Quarter

PSHS — Brodee Rice 6 run (Geso kick), 3:35

Fourth Quarter

PSHS — Khamrin Proffitt 2 run (Geso kick), 10:43

PSHS — J.J. Spriggs 2 run (Saeed Aboulhosn kick), 8:47

OH — Trenton Rider 7 run (Elijah Gray run), 6:04

OH — Gray 40 run (Malachi Lewis run), 0:19

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — OH: Omar Lewis 13-51, Ethan Vargo-Thomas 4-28, Leonard Farrow 11-130, Elijah Gray 4-122, Trenton Rider 5-51, Jacob Ward 4-(-1). P: Brodee Rice 8-50, J.J. Spriggs 6-33, Jacob Young 3-16, Khamrin Proffitt 2-11, Dominick Collins 1-4, Noah Basham 1-(-2), Grant Cochran 5-(-9).

PASSING — OH: Ward 1-4-5-0-0. P: Cochran 19-23-265-3-0, Jordan Cooper 3-4-28-0-0.

RECEIVING — OH: Braylon Thomas 1-5. P: Jon Wellman 3-37, Dominick Collins 5-67, Peyton Clemons 4-55, Brodee Rice 1-11, Noah Basham 2-33, Connor Padgett 1-8, Amarvion Howard 1-7, Khamrin Proffitt 2-43, Carter Meachum 1-12.

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The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission released its first football ratings for the 2021 season this week.

University (3-0, 13.33 ratings points) leads Class AAA squads.

Frankfort (3-0, 11.0) and Robert C. Byrd (2-0, 11.0) are atop Class AA. Nicholas County (2-0, 10.5) is third in the double-A ranks.

In Class A, Buffalo (1-0, 8.0) leads the way. Greenbrier West (2-1, 4.67) is tied for 12th with Gilmer County and Wirt County. Also, Summers County (1-1, 4.5) is in a four-way tie for 15th, Midland Trail (2-1, 4.33) is tied with Montcalm for 19th, and Meadow Bridge (1-1, 3.5) is knotted with Pocahontas County and Pendleton County for 23rd.

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