The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

October 2, 2013

Nuse, Preston refuse to roll over

FAIRMONT — When the Preston Knights started out the 2013 season with an 0-3 record, it would have been easy for them to fold and play out the season.

But they didn’t.

Now, on the back of a monster performance by Josiah Nuse, the Knights are 2-3 and 2-2 in the Big 10.

Nuse turned in one of the most dominant rushing performances the conference has seen this season against North Marion.

The junior running back gained 277 yards on just seven carries as he shredded the Husky defense for four touchdowns. He also returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown.

Nuse averaged nearly 40 yards per carry in the contest.

o o o o o o

Fairmont Senior running back Noah Harmon continues to hold onto the Big 10 rushing lead with 684 yards.

Bridgeport’s Anthony Bonamico has closed the gap and now is just four yards behind with 680. Lincoln’s Ty Seibel follows with 622 and Nuse vaulted into the No. 4 position and now has 476 yards on the year. Elkins’ Dylan Lucas is the No. 5 rusher with 473 yards.

East Fairmont finally got a 100-yard rusher for the season in Scotty Shroyer. Shroyer has 168 yards and North Marion is led by Ryan Elliott with 343.

o o o o o o

Lincoln’s Jarrod Kellar is the first conference quarterback to crack the 1,000-yard mark this season and leads the Big 10 with 1,076 yards through the air.

The undefeated Polar Bears’ Austin Norman is second with 842 yards, but is the Big 10 leader with nine TD passes on the season.

Preston’s Scott Stone is third with 706 yards, followed by East Fairmont’s Jake Delaney (548) and Grafton’s Cole Collins (495).

North Marion is paced by Kyle Elliott with 126 yards passing.

All the top five quarterbacks are completing at least 50 percent of their passes.

o o o o o o

Philip Barbour’s Al Johnson is still the conference leader in receptions with 31.

Lincoln’s Dillon O’Dell was able to close the gap some and now has 25 catches on the season, followed by East Fairmont’s Scotty Shroyer with 24.

Grafton’s Tyler Moore and Lincoln’s Anthony Gemondo are tied for fourth with 17 catches each.

Fairmont Senior’s Luke Hrapchak moved up the board with his most significant offensive production of the season and now has 13 receptions. North Marion is led by Chase Banker with seven catches. O’Dell leads the conference in receiving yards with 558 and 18 players have eclipsed 100 yards receiving on the season.

Text Only
Prep Sports
  • Post 17 falls short of Area II championship

    Sometimes getting a bad game out of your system is what a team needs.

    July 27, 2014

  • JAMES UNDER RAINBOW -TS.jpg Post 17 plays itself into Area II championship game: PHOTOS

    The goal was simple for Post 17 Fairmont: Beat Bridgeport and advance to the state American Legion Tournament. But it left with more than a state tournament berth Saturday night at East Fairmont High School.
    After beating Bridgeport, 11-8, Fairmont secured a spot in next week’s state tournament. But with one challenge down, Fairmont moved on to the next: Playing itself into an area championship game.

    July 27, 2014 14 Photos

  • Post 17 plays itself into Area II championship game

    The goal was simple for Post 17 Fairmont: beat Bridgeport and advance to the state American Legion Tournament. But it left with more than a state tournament berth Saturday night at East Fairmont High School.

    July 26, 2014

  • Post 17 #20-Post 2 #12-ts.jpg Late rally douses Post 17’s flames: PHOTOS

    It ain’t over till it’s over.
    Post 2 Morgantown proved that against Post 17 Fairmont Friday night in the second day of action in the Area II American Legion tournament, Fairmont falling, 7-6, late to Morgantown.
    After Fairmont found itself leading 6-5 heading into the eighth inning, momentum shifted hands.

    July 26, 2014 8 Photos

  • Post 17 falls late to Morgantown

    It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.

    July 25, 2014

  • POST 17 #22 BPT CATCHER  H copy.jpg Mohr leads Post 17 past Bridgeport into winner’s bracket: PHOTOS

    Sometimes breaking out of a slump at the right time can really lift a team.
    As Post 17 Fairmont was trying to get the sour taste of a defeat against Morgantown out of their mouth from earlier in the week, so, too, was Fairmont’s Bailey Mohr.

    July 25, 2014 12 Photos

  • Tough decision leads Bolander to Garrett

    For East Fairmont’s James Bolander, deciding between playing soccer and baseball at the collegiate level was no easy task.
    But in the end, Bolander went with his gut and one deciding factor.

    July 25, 2014

  • Mohr leads Post 17 Fairmont past Bridgeport

    Sometimes breaking out of a slump at the right time can really lift a team.

    July 24, 2014

  • East's Bolander signs with Garrett

    For East Fairmont’s James Bolander, deciding between playing soccer and baseball at the collegiate level was no easy task.

    July 24, 2014

  • Jones uses his attitude to lead Polar Bears

    When you look around the football field come August, you’ll see plenty of new faces for the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears. But there will be at least one very familiar face.
    TJ Jones is one of just a handful of seniors on this year’s Fairmont Senior team, and he’s hoping to go out on top.

    July 24, 2014

Featured Ads
Prep Sports Highlights
NDN Sports
NCAA Breaking News
NCAA Photos