TENNERTON - Chase Lewellyn rambled for 128 yards and two touchdowns Wednesday night, leading Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School to a 30-16 home victory over Lumberport. Both teams entered the game unbeaten.
Coach Dave Chipps' team dominated the first half on both sides of the ball, outgaining the Eagles 181-15 before intermission, and carrying a 24-0 lead into the lockerroom. The four touchdowns came on runs of 1 and 2 yards by Lewellyn, and two scores from Marcus Lofton, who scored on a 12-yard run, and a 24-yard reception from Bryson Fluke.
"We played well very well defensively in the first half, and we had some solid line play on both sides of the ball," Chipps said. "Plus our backs ran very hard. We have several guys who can make plays and they were strong tonight."
Brandon Mallett scored the final Buckhannon-Upshur touchdown in the fourth quarter, pushing the lead to 30-0. Lumberport added two late scores on runs from Joey Parker and Darrius Nunn. Lewellyn's 128 yards came in 21 carries. Lofton added 47 yards on five carries, with Fluke rushing for 36 yards on seven carries. Parker led Lumberport with 116 yards on 12 carries.
Buckhannon-Upshur runs their record to 5-0 with the victory, and will travel to Taylor County next week. Lumberport falls to 4-1 with the loss.
"This was a good win for our team," Chipps said.