The Times West Virginian

October 9, 2013

A first for everything in the Big 10

By Mike Bowen
For the Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — When the final seconds ticked off the clocks around the Big 10 this week, there were a couple of firsts in the conference.

North Marion snapped its winless skid and picked up its first win of the season by defeating rival East Fairmont.

The Huskies continue their dominance of the Bees at home, where East has only won once.

That leaves only Liberty and Grafton still seeking their first victory.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Fairmont Senior's hopes of an undefeated season were dashed by a dominating performance from the Bridgeport Indians.

It was from that game that this week's standout performance comes.

The Indians’ Anthony Bonamico rushed for 275 yards and three scores in leading the Indians to victory.

Other performances of note were turned in by North Marion’s Austin Stanley with 193 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns and East Fairmont’s Scotty Shroyer, who hauled in 11 passes for 144 yards and a TD.


Bonamico is the conference’s leading rusher, quickly approaching 1,000 yards. He is sitting at 955 yards on 90 carries after last week's games.

Lincoln’s Ty Seibel is in second with 765 yards.

Fairmont Senior’s Noah Harmon was finally slowed down by Bridgeport and sits in third with 740 yards, but is still averaging over 13 yards per run.

Preston’s Josiah Nuse (627) and Philip Barbour’s Dylan Johnson (595) round out the Top 5.

North Marion is led by Ryan Elliott with 455 yards on the season, and East Fairmont is paced by Shroyer with 206 yards.


Lincoln’s Jarrod Kellar continues to lead the Big 10 in passing.

The Cougars’ signal-caller now has 1,358 yard on 76-of-138 passing.

Fairmont Senior’s Austin Norman is in second place, also closing in on the 1,000-yard plateau.

Norman has 982 yards and has completed 48 of his 80 passes. He's also tossed a conference-high 11 touchdown passes.

Preston’s Scott Stone (864), East Fairmont’s Jake Delaney (749) and Grafton’s Cole Collins (632) follow.

North Marion’s leader is Kyle Elliott with 126 yards.


Philip Barbour’s Al Johnson still leads the Big 10 in receptions, but Shroyer's big night has closed the gap significantly.

Johnson has 37 catches on the year, and Shroyer is just behind with 35.

Lincoln’s Dillon O’Dell is in third with 30 receptions, but leads the Big 10 in receiving yards with 764.

Grafton’s Tyler Moore has 21 catches and Lincoln’s Anthony Gemondo has 18.

Fairmont Senior is paced by Luke Hrapchak and Ryder Skarzinski, both with 13 receptions on the year.

Chase Banker, with seven receptions, continues to be North Marion’s leading receiver.


Bonamico and Seibel are now tied for the Big 10 lead in scoring with 72 points each.

They both have a league-high 12 touchdowns.

Nuse is in third with 68 points and is followed by Buckhannon’s Seth Cutright and PB’s Johnson with 52 points each.

Shroyer is East Fairmont's leading scorer with 30, and North Marion is led by Ryan Elliott with 18.

Bridgeport’s Brennan Duarte holds a slight edge of Lincoln’s Emily Knight in the kicking department.

Duarte leads the conference with 33 points, and Knight is just behind with 30.

Lewis County’s Riley Gunter and Grafton’s Zach Rowand follow, both with 21 points this season.

Fairmont Senior is led by Dakota Mouser with 14 points, and East Fairmont’s Colin Harvath has 13.

Rowand owns the league's longest field goal this season at 37 yards.