TENNERTON -Dillon Newman erupted for 256 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns to lead Philip Barbour to a 42-20 win over Buckhannon-Upshur Friday night.
The quarterback's big night was a gem of fantasy football variety as three of his scores came from over 50 yards.
Early on however, it was the Bucs that came out of the gate fast. Seth Cutright found the end zone twice in the first quarter, once on a 23-yard run, and the second a 21-yard scoring reception from quarterback Pat Crim. After one period, B-U held a 12-0 advantage.
"Buckhannon-Upshur came out ready to play and we were a little flat at the beginning," Philip Barbour head coach Curtis Bodkins said. "What was particularly disappointing is that they were a lot more physical than us at that point. We did a good job of bouncing back after that first quarter."
Dylan Johnson got the Colts on the board early in the second quarter, and after a Buc turnover, a Tyler Schiefelbein 37-yard field goal cut the deficit to 12-10. Newman followed with his first score, a 52-yard scamper to give the Colts their first lead at 16-12.
B-U rallied to snag a 20-16 halftime lead when Crim found Aaron Anderson with a 25-yard scoring strike.
In the second half, it was all Philip Barbour. Newman rolled to four touchdown runs, hitting paydirt from 60, 53, 5, and 38 yards. Not to mention a 74-yarder that was called back because of off-setting personal fouls. It was what happened after the called-back score that proved to be the dagger to the Bucs.
Philip Barbour mounted a 16-play, 74-yard march that consumed over nine minutes of the clock.
When Newman scored from the five at the 9:40 mark, the long drive gave the Colts a 35-20 lead and knockout punch in ball control.
"That drive was big and that is really what our offense is all about," Bodkins said. "We made the plays we had and kept the chains moving."
Harley Davis added 98 yards rushing and Johnson ran for 85 as Philip Barbour amassed 449 rushing yards.
Defensively, the Colts collected five turnovers - one fumble recovery and four interceptions. Andre Johnson led the thievery with two of the picks.
Cutright led the Bucs' offense with 239 all-purpose yards. Anderson was Crim's primary air target, catching six passes for 140 yards.
B-U falls to 1-7 with the loss, while Colts improve to 4-4. Both teams are at home next week as B-U hosts Robert C. Byrd and Philip Barbour entertains Notre Dame.