WESTON - Caleb Butcher ran for 192 yards and three touchdowns as Lewis County rolled over arch-rival Buckhannon-Upshur, 48-6, Friday night.
Butcher scored on runs of 44 yards, nine yards and 48 yards, all in the first half to give his team a 27-6 halftime cushion.
"We knew they would be overplaying our sweep," Lewis County coach Eddie Vincent said. "We put some things in that would make them pay for overplaying the sweep."
The Minutemen, 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Big 10 Conference, racked up 309 yards on the ground. Quarterback Braden Montgomery, who scored two rushing touchdowns, threw for an 83-yard touchdown to a wide-open Dustin Martin, who caught the ball behind Buckhannon's last line of defense and took it the rest of the way for the score.
Buckhannon-Upshur, 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big 10, scored on the final play of the first quarter when Seth Cutright squirmed loose in the middle of the Lewis County defense and ran the needed 45 yards for the touchdown.
Cutright finished with 116 yards rushing on 16 carries and another 45 yards on three pass receptions.
Buckahnnon-Upshur managed just 124 yards rushing on 36 carries.
"We did have a lot of young guys playing up (on the offensive line," B-U coach Bill Struble said, "and they played as such. We kept putting younger guys in there, and that's what happens with younger players."
It was long night for the injury-plagued Buccaneers, who saw 11 players tackled behind the line of scrimmage.
Quarterback Patrick Crim was caught behind the line six times, and he was only able to complete five of 16 passes for 93 yards.
"We did bring the heat on them," Vincent said. "We took them out of their game plan, and that makes it tough."
Mark Metzgar racked up 52 rushing yards and a touchdown for Lewis County, and Ryan Carson added another 37.
Coalton Payne ran for 57 yards to help Buckhannon-Upshur.
Lewis County will host North Marion next Friday in a Homecoming clash, while Buckhannon-Upshur travels to take on Hampshire County.