By Ben Simmons
MOOREFIELD - The Moorefield Yellow Jacket defense stung Tucker County for 11 sacks Friday night, en route to a 33-14 victory.
Senior Brandon Riggleman dominated the line of scrimmage, notching 18 tackles and five sacks for Moorefield.
"Riggy really turned it on tonight," Yellow Jacket coach Josh See said. "It was a great overall effort from everybody, but Riggy really turned in a great game.
"Offensively, we tried to mix it up and I really can't single anybody out. The defense has been our nail in the coffin and they just keep getting better. I'm really proud of them."
Offensively, four different players found paydirt for the winners. Colton Bramsen led the way with 146 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns, while Wil Schoonover added 119 yards on 11 carries and scored a touchdown. Also scoring touchdowns were Dakota Vetter, Matthew Dolan and Shane Myers. Moorefield racked up 388 yards of total offense.
The Mountain Lions (3-1) drew first blood when quarterback Seth Underwood scored on a 1-yard run with 7:39 left in the first quarter. Moorefield answered back with two touchdowns in the second quarter, taking a 14-7 lead at the half.
Tucker County tied the game when Zach Armstrong scored on a 3-yard dive. The Mountain Lions then recovered an on onside kick, but gave the ball back when Schoonover intercepted a pass from Underwood.
The Yellow Jackets converted a fourth-and-four play when Myers scored on 20-yard reception to make the score 20-14. The Moorefield defense held Tucker County again, allowing the offense to pile on more points when Dolan reached the end zone on a 10-yard reception with seven seconds left in third quarter. After the defense stopped Tucker County again, Bramsen put the game away with 53-yard touchdown run with 9:14 left in the fourth quarter.
The Mountain Lions were held to 174 yards of total offense. Underwood was 7 of 12 passing for 75 yards passing.
Tucker County will travel to Philip Barbour next Friday, while Moorefield (3-1) will visit Webster County on the same evening.