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W.Va. FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Parkersburg South Cruises to First-Round Win

PARKERSBURG — Brandon Penn and Parkersburg South turned a close game after one quarter into a blowout by halftime. Nate Tanner’s group ripped open a scoreless tie by outscoring South Charleston, 28-7, in the second quarter and cruising to a 47-13 victory.

Penn ran for three scores and hooked up with Dylan Day on a 35-yard touchdown pass in the period. Trey Dunn tallied the only touchdown in the quarter for the Black Eagles.

No. 5 Musselman 41

No. 12 Parkersburg 29

BUNKER HILL — Blake Hartman rushed for 308 yards, going over the 2,000-yard mark for the season, and scored four touchdowns in leading No. 5 Musselman to a victory over Parkersburg.

Hartman ran 65 yards on the first play of the game for a touchdown and added scoring runs of 24, 26 and 29 yards.

Class A

No. 2 Ritchie County 40, No. 15 South Harrison 6

ELLENBORO — Tre Moss ran for 163 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns to lead the Rebels past the Hawks.

The victory marked the first postseason victory for Ritchie County in the history of Chuck Schofield Field.

Ritchie (11-1) advances to face the winner of today’s game between No. 7 Tolsia and No. 10 Wheeling Central.

No. 5 Williamstown 42

No. 12 Tug Valley 0

WILLIAMSTOWN — Ty Moore rushed for 151 yards and two scores to help lift Williamstown past Tug Valley.

Moore had touchdown runs of 26 and 56 yards in the first half. Those, plus Brayden Modesitt’s 21-yard TD scamper, put the Yellowjackets up 21-0 at halftime.

Class AA

No. 4 Bluefield 48

No. 13 Man 16

BLUEFIELD — JJ Davis touched found the end zone on four of his eight carries, and added another touchdown on a 30-yard interception return, to lead the Beavers to past Man.

No. 2 Bridgeport 56, No. 15 Lewis County 15

BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport scored 28 points in a span of 2:24 in the second quarter to triple an early 14-0 lead and cruised.

No. 5 Keyser 53

No. 12 Liberty 0

KEYSER — Keyser racked up nearly 500 rushing yards, led by Drae Allen (152) and Aaron Lyons (130) and held the Mountaineers below 100 yards of offense.

Liberty turned the ball over on downs on the Keyser 1 and the Golden Tornado went on a 99-yard drive to earn the lead for good.

Keyser (10-1) heads to Bluefield in the second round, while Liberty bows at 7-4.

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