Mount View Golden Knights (4-0) at Webster Co. Highlanders (2-2)
Date: Friday – September, 21 2018.
Where: Vic Nystrom Stadium – Welch, WV
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/01/2004 Mount View 33 – Webster County 16
All-time record: Series tied 1-1
Players to watch:
Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, FB/LB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell, WR Marqus Ray
Summers County – RB Luke Hardway, RB Reece Nutter, RB Dawson Tharpe
What to watch for:
The Mount View Golden Knights are 4-0 to start the season for the first time since 2005. The Golden Knights are currently ranked #1 in the 1A WVSSAC rankings for the second week in a row. Coach Larry Thompson’s team faced adversity in their matchup last Thursday vs. Summers County when they found themselves down 13-7 at the half. The Golden Knights came out firing in the second half, scoring 27 unanswered points to secure the 34-13 win. Mount View had three backs go over the century mark. Ty Powell rushed for 101 yards, Terry Headen amassed 104 yards and Elijah Barner finished with 160 yards and three total touchdowns. Jesse Rose, the Mount View quarterback, has thrown for over 500 yards and 10 touchdowns through the first four games of the season.
The Highlanders enter this game on a two game win streak after wins vs. Tygarts Valley and Greenbrier West. Webster County runs the deceptive single wing offense. Luke Hardway is the main ballcarrier for the Highlanders. Hardway had 179 yards rushing in Webster County’s win vs. Tygarts Valley, while also catching a 27-yard touchdown pass from Toby Dillon. Gage Rose threw a touchdown pass to Caleb Milam & Reece Nutter had a 52-yard touchdown run in the blowout win. Dawson Tharpe chipped in on both sides of the ball as he had a three yard touchdown rush and returned a fumble for a defensive score.
“It’s the 40th homecoming at the school, so there’s people coming out of the woodwork for this game. I’m excited, the atmosphere is going to be crazy.” – Mount View Head Coach, Larry Thompson
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