Injuries Tell Story of Week 6

By DAVE MORRISON

Staff Writer

WHEELING – Injuries are an inevitable part of the game of football.

It’s also inevitable that teams are going to see stars go down before the season ends.

Both Wheeling Park and Wheeling Central, two teams with legitimate playoff aspirations, each suffered bad injuries to big-time players Friday.

Both are seniors, meaning they might have played their last game, at least in high school.

Both injuries came in losses, which only heightened the severity of losing key parts of their programs as the season turns toward the postseason stretch.

Both had been down this path before, which makes it worse.

Central saw quarterback/running back Parker Henry go down with a knee injury in a 34-7 loss against Shadyside.

At the same time, down in Morgantown, Wheeling Park’s Bryce Ingram, while blocking on a run play in what ended up a 41-38 Morgantown victory in overtime, suffered an ankle injury that is putting his senior season in jeopardy.

Henry, who missed his entire junior season with a torn ACL, suffered a tear in his other knee. Central also will be without all-stater C.J. Burch, lost to a hand injury and will miss at least two weeks.

Henry will have an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury.

“When it can go wrong, it can go wrong,” Central coach Mike Young said Monday evening. “It’s really terrible. (Henry) is a good kid, he worked hard to get back. We aren’t shutting the door. We’ll learn a lot more today. He’s in our thoughts and our prayers.”

The same can be said of Ingram, who missed the first three weeks of the season with a back injury suffered in the summer. He talked about how thankful he was to be back after rushing for over 100 yards in his second game against Brooke.

Wheeling Central is idle this week. Park hosts Elkins homecoming.

Offensive Player of the Week

Zach Heasley

Paden City

  • Paden City’s quarterback continued his hot play of late, completing 19 of 29 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a third in the Wildcats’ 27-0 victory against Conotton Valley. Defensively, he added a sack.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kale Lloyd

Valley

  • The Lumberjacks sophomore linebacker had 16 tackles in a 26-0 victory against Bellaire St. John.

Ground Gainers

  • Madonna’s Ross Comis rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Dons’ 48-20 victory against Bishop Donahue.
  • Bellaire’s Brandon Laughman rushed for 214 yards on 23 carries in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.
  • Shadyside’s Austin Dorris rushed for 190 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns in a 34-7 victory against Wheeling Central.
  • Valley’s Trey Streets carried 13 times for 173 yards and two scores in the Lumberjacks 26-0 victory against Bellaire St. John Saturday.
  • Magnolia’s Drew Keller rushed for 154 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • Martins Ferry’s Arjay Burress had 12 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown and Brian Styles had 70 yards and two scores in a 39-6 victory against Buckeye Local.
  • John Marshall’s Chase Gump rushed for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Monarchs 42-32 loss to Parkersburg South.
  • Linaly’s Chimechi Oparanozie rushed for 125 yards on 12 carries including a touchdown in a 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • St. Clairsville’s Jaylon Brown rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to Bellaire.
  • Paden City’s Cain Pyles rushed for 110 yards in the Wildcats 27-0 shutout victory against Conotton Valley.
  • Shadyside’s Eric Howell had 20 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-7 victory against Wheeling Central.

Aerial Attack

  • St. Clairsville’s Mike Monterosa completed 24 of 38 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to Bellaire.
  • Bellaire’s Spencer Badia completed 16 of 24 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-28 win against St. Clairsville.
  • Linsly’s Jameson Murray completed 8 of 13 passes for 183 and three touchdowns in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Jesse Padlow completed 12 of 24 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.
  • Magnolia’s Jacob Brill completed 12 of 16 passes for 146 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • John Marshall’s Noah Martin completed 12 of 18 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Monarchs 42-32 loss to Parkersburg South.

Good Hands Team

  • St. Clairsville’s Malik Gummer caught eight passes for 114 yards in a 38-28 loss against Bellaire.

Magnolia’s Eric Smith had seven receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-6 victory against Weir.

Paden City’s Devon Price had four receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-0 victory against Conotton Valley.

  • Linsly’s Zak Kriechbaum caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Bellaire’s Brendon Ross caught five passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.

Wrecking Crew

  • Austin Shrzzyneki forced a fumble and then returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in the Monarchs 42-32 loss against Parkersburg South.
  • Wheeling Central’s Ben Duplago had 14 tackles in a 34-7 loss to Shadyside.
  • Martins Ferry’s Bruce Burger had 11 tackles in a 39-6 victory against Buckeye Local.
  • Magnolia’s Kage Rohde had 13 tackles (four for a loss of yardage) and forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Chris Vani had 13 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage, in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.
  • Linsly’s Chukwudi Chukwu had nine tackles (two for loss) in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Madonna’s Nate Guio had six tackles, including three for a loss of yards and a sack in the Blue Dons victory against Bishop Donahue.
  • Weir’s Clarence Bennett had 11 tackles in a 39-6 loss against Magnolia.
  • Bellaire’s Austin McConville had 11 tackles, including 10 solos stops, in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.

Mr. Everything

  • Madonna’s Eliott Nero rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Dons’ 48-20 victory against Bishop Donahue. Nero also returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown.
  • Monroe Central’s Curtis Nixon rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 147 and a score in a 56-9 victory against Shenandoah. He also had an interception on defense.
  • Monroe Central’s Levi Brown rushed for 62 yards and two scores and caught two passes for 43 in that victory. He also had an interception on defense.
  • Bridgeport’s Bailey McGrath rushed for 78 yards and completed 7 of 20 passes for 75 yards and a score in a 23-15 loss against River.
  • Cameron’s Hunter Yoders rushed for 59 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another touchdown in the Dragons’ 57-13 victory against Hundred.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Lavonte Hampton returned to the Bishops lineup and caught seven passes for 132 yards and had 14 tackles on defense in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.

Injuries Tell Story of Week 6

By DAVE MORRISON

Staff Writer

WHEELING – Injuries are an inevitable part of the game of football.

It’s also inevitable that teams are going to see stars go down before the season ends.

Both Wheeling Park and Wheeling Central, two teams with legitimate playoff aspirations, each suffered bad injuries to big-time players Friday.

Both are seniors, meaning they might have played their last game, at least in high school.

Both injuries came in losses, which only heightened the severity of losing key parts of their programs as the season turns toward the postseason stretch.

Both had been down t his path before, which makes it worse.

Central saw quarterback/running back Parker Henry go down with a knee injury in a 34-7 loss against Shadyside.

At the same time, down in Morgantown, Wheeling Park’s Bryce Ingram, while blocking on a run play in what ended up a 41-38 Morgantown win in overtime, suffered an ankle injury that is putting his senior season in jeopardy.

Henry, who missed his entire junior season with a torn ACL, suffered a tear in his other knee. Central also will be without all-stater C.J. Burch, lost to a hand injury and will miss at least two weeks.

Henry will have an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury.

“When it can go wrong, it can go wrong,” Central coach Mike Young said Monday evening. “It’s really terrible. (Henry) is a good kid, he worked hard to get back. We aren’t shutting the door. We’ll learn a lot more today. He’s in our thoughts and our prayers.”

The same can be said of Ingram, who missed the first three weeks of the season with a back injury suffered in the summer. He talked about how thankful he was to be back after rushing for over 100 yards in his second game against Brooke.

Wheeling Central is idle this week. Park hosts Elkins homecoming.

Offensive Player of the Week

Zach Heasley

Paden City

  • Paden City’s quarterback continued his hot play of late, completing 19 of 29 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a third in the Wildcats’ 27-0 victory against Conotton Valley. Defensively, he added a sack.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kale Lloyd

Valley

  • The Lumberjacks sophomore linebacker had 16 tackles in a 26-0 victory against Bellaire St. John.

Ground Gainers

  • Madonna’s Ross Comis rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Dons’ 48-20 victory against Bishop Donahue.
  • Bellaire’s Brandon Laughman rushed for 214 yards on 23 carries in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.
  • Shadyside’s Austin Dorris rushed for 190 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns in a 34-7 victory against Wheeling Central.
  • Valley’s Trey Streets carried 13 times for 173 yards and two scores in the Lumberjacks 26-0 victory against Bellaire St. John Saturday.
  • Magnolia’s Drew Keller rushed for 154 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • Martins Ferry’s Arjay Burress had 12 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown and Brian Styles had 70 yards and two scores in a 39-6 victory against Buckeye Local.
  • John Marshall’s Chase Gump rushed for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Monarchs 42-32 loss to Parkersburg South.
  • Linaly’s Chimechi Oparanozie rushed for 125 yards on 12 carries including a touchdown in a 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • St. Clairsville’s Jaylon Brown rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to Bellaire.
  • Paden City’s Cain Pyles rushed for 110 yards in the Wildcats 27-0 shutout victory against Conotton Valley.
  • Shadyside’s Eric Howell had 20 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-7 victory against Wheeling Central.

Aerial Attack

  • St. Clairsville’s Mike Monterosa completed 24 of 38 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to Bellaire.
  • Bellaire’s Spencer Badia completed 16 of 24 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-28 win against St. Clairsville.
  • Linsly’s Jameson Murray completed 8 of 13 passes for 183 and three touchdowns in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Jesse Padlow completed 12 of 24 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.
  • Magnolia’s Jacob Brill completed 12 of 16 passes for 146 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • John Marshall’s Noah Martin completed 12 of 18 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Monarchs 42-32 loss to Parkersburg South.

Good Hands Team

  • St. Clairsville’s Malik Gummer caught eight passes for 114 yards in a 38-28 loss against Bellaire.

Magnolia’s Eric Smith had seven receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-6 victory against Weir.

Paden City’s Devon Price had four receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-0 victory against Conotton Valley.

  • Linsly’s Zak Kriechbaum caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Bellaire’s Brendon Ross caught five passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.

Wrecking Crew

  • Austin Shrzzyneki forced a fumble and then returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in the Monarchs 42-32 loss against Parkersburg South.
  • Wheeling Central’s Ben Duplago had 14 tackles in a 34-7 loss to Shadyside.
  • Martins Ferry’s Bruce Burger had 11 tackles in a 39-6 victory against Buckeye Local.
  • Magnolia’s Kage Rohde had 13 tackles (four for a loss of yardage) and forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Chris Vani had 13 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage, in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.
  • Linsly’s Chukwudi Chukwu had nine tackles (two for loss) in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Madonna’s Nate Guio had six tackles, including three for a loss of yards and a sack in the Blue Dons victory against Bishop Donahue.
  • Weir’s Clarence Bennett had 11 tackles in a 39-6 loss against Magnolia.
  • Bellaire’s Austin McConville had 11 tackles, including 10 solos stops, in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.

Mr. Everything

  • Madonna’s Eliott Nero rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Dons’ 48-20 victory against Bishop Donahue. Nero also returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown.
  • Monroe Central’s Curtis Nixon rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 147 and a score in a 56-9 victory against Shenandoah. He also had an interception on defense.
  • Monroe Central’s Levi Brown rushed for 62 yards and two scores and caught two passes for 43 in that victory. He also had an interception on defense.
  • Bridgeport’s Bailey McGrath rushed for 78 yards and completed 7 of 20 passes for 75 yards and a score in a 23-15 loss against River.
  • Cameron’s Hunter Yoders rushed for 59 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another touchdown in the Dragons’ 57-13 victory against Hundred.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Lavonte Hampton returned to the Bishops lineup and caught seven passes for 132 yards and had 14 tackles on defense in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.

Injuries Tell Story of Week 6

By DAVE MORRISON

Staff Writer

WHEELING – Injuries are an inevitable part of the game of football.

It’s also inevitable that teams are going to see stars go down before the season ends.

Both Wheeling Park and Wheeling Central, two teams with legitimate playoff aspirations, each suffered bad injuries to big-time players Friday.

Both are seniors, meaning they might have played their last game, at least in high school.

Both injuries came in losses, which only heightened the severity of losing key parts of their programs as the season turns toward the postseason stretch.

Both had been down t his path before, which makes it worse.

Central saw quarterback/running back Parker Henry go down with a knee injury in a 34-7 loss against Shadyside.

At the same time, down in Morgantown, Wheeling Park’s Bryce Ingram, while blocking on a run play in what ended up a 41-38 Morgantown win in overtime, suffered an ankle injury that is putting his senior season in jeopardy.

Henry, who missed his entire junior season with a torn ACL, suffered a tear in his other knee. Central also will be without all-stater C.J. Burch, lost to a hand injury and will miss at least two weeks.

Henry will have an MRI today to determine the extent of the injury.

“When it can go wrong, it can go wrong,” Central coach Mike Young said Monday evening. “It’s really terrible. (Henry) is a good kid, he worked hard to get back. We aren’t shutting the door. We’ll learn a lot more today. He’s in our thoughts and our prayers.”

The same can be said of Ingram, who missed the first three weeks of the season with a back injury suffered in the summer. He talked about how thankful he was to be back after rushing for over 100 yards in his second game against Brooke.

Wheeling Central is idle this week. Park hosts Elkins homecoming.

Offensive Player of the Week

Zach Heasley

Paden City

  • Paden City’s quarterback continued his hot play of late, completing 19 of 29 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a third in the Wildcats’ 27-0 victory against Conotton Valley. Defensively, he added a sack.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kale Lloyd

Valley

  • The Lumberjacks sophomore linebacker had 16 tackles in a 26-0 victory against Bellaire St. John.

Ground Gainers

  • Madonna’s Ross Comis rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue Dons’ 48-20 victory against Bishop Donahue.
  • Bellaire’s Brandon Laughman rushed for 214 yards on 23 carries in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.
  • Shadyside’s Austin Dorris rushed for 190 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns in a 34-7 victory against Wheeling Central.
  • Valley’s Trey Streets carried 13 times for 173 yards and two scores in the Lumberjacks 26-0 victory against Bellaire St. John Saturday.
  • Magnolia’s Drew Keller rushed for 154 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • Martins Ferry’s Arjay Burress had 12 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown and Brian Styles had 70 yards and two scores in a 39-6 victory against Buckeye Local.
  • John Marshall’s Chase Gump rushed for 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Monarchs 42-32 loss to Parkersburg South.
  • Linaly’s Chimechi Oparanozie rushed for 125 yards on 12 carries including a touchdown in a 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • St. Clairsville’s Jaylon Brown rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to Bellaire.
  • Paden City’s Cain Pyles rushed for 110 yards in the Wildcats 27-0 shutout victory against Conotton Valley.
  • Shadyside’s Eric Howell had 20 carries for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-7 victory against Wheeling Central.

Aerial Attack

  • St. Clairsville’s Mike Monterosa completed 24 of 38 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 loss to Bellaire.
  • Bellaire’s Spencer Badia completed 16 of 24 passes for 238 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-28 win against St. Clairsville.
  • Linsly’s Jameson Murray completed 8 of 13 passes for 183 and three touchdowns in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Jesse Padlow completed 12 of 24 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.
  • Magnolia’s Jacob Brill completed 12 of 16 passes for 146 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • John Marshall’s Noah Martin completed 12 of 18 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Monarchs 42-32 loss to Parkersburg South.

Good Hands Team

  • St. Clairsville’s Malik Gummer caught eight passes for 114 yards in a 38-28 loss against Bellaire.

Magnolia’s Eric Smith had seven receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-6 victory against Weir.

Paden City’s Devon Price had four receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-0 victory against Conotton Valley.

  • Linsly’s Zak Kriechbaum caught three passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Bellaire’s Brendon Ross caught five passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.

Wrecking Crew

  • Austin Shrzzyneki forced a fumble and then returned it 45 yards for a touchdown in the Monarchs 42-32 loss against Parkersburg South.
  • Wheeling Central’s Ben Duplago had 14 tackles in a 34-7 loss to Shadyside.
  • Martins Ferry’s Bruce Burger had 11 tackles in a 39-6 victory against Buckeye Local.
  • Magnolia’s Kage Rohde had 13 tackles (four for a loss of yardage) and forced a fumble and recovered a fumble in a 39-6 victory against Weir.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Chris Vani had 13 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage, in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.
  • Linsly’s Chukwudi Chukwu had nine tackles (two for loss) in the Cadets’ 48-10 victory against Western Reserve.
  • Madonna’s Nate Guio had six tackles, including three for a loss of yards and a sack in the Blue Dons victory against Bishop Donahue.
  • Weir’s Clarence Bennett had 11 tackles in a 39-6 loss against Magnolia.
  • Bellaire’s Austin McConville had 11 tackles, including 10 solos stops, in a 38-28 victory against St. Clairsville.

Mr. Everything

  • Madonna’s Eliott Nero rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns in the Blue Dons’ 48-20 victory against Bishop Donahue. Nero also returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown.
  • Monroe Central’s Curtis Nixon rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 147 and a score in a 56-9 victory against Shenandoah. He also had an interception on defense.
  • Monroe Central’s Levi Brown rushed for 62 yards and two scores and caught two passes for 43 in that victory. He also had an interception on defense.
  • Bridgeport’s Bailey McGrath rushed for 78 yards and completed 7 of 20 passes for 75 yards and a score in a 23-15 loss against River.
  • Cameron’s Hunter Yoders rushed for 59 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another touchdown in the Dragons’ 57-13 victory against Hundred.
  • Bishop Donahue’s Lavonte Hampton returned to the Bishops lineup and caught seven passes for 132 yards and had 14 tackles on defense in a 48-20 loss against Madonna.