The Times West Virginian

October 25, 2013

Polar Bears blow out B-U

By Mike DeFabo
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Fairmont Senior celebrated senior night with a 49-7 victory over Buckhannon-Upshur Friday at East-West Stadium.

Quarterback Austin Norman threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth, all in the first half. Two of his touchdown passes went to Neil Scherich, who also had a pick-6 on defense. Ryder Skarzinski and Luke Hrapchak hauled in the other two touchdown passes from Norman.

Malik Boddy scored on a second-half touchdown run to extend the lead to 49-0 before the Bucs scored a late touchdown to spoil the shutout.

Noah Harmon, the team’s leading rusher, left the game early in the first quarter with a knee injury. He carried the ball four times for 75 yards, but left the stadium on crutches.

The Polar Bears improved to 6-2 and 5-1 in the Big 10, while Buckhannon dropped to 2-7.

Fairmont Senior hosts Lincoln at Fairmont State University next Friday night.