WEST UNION -- Freshman running back Andrew Tanner rushed for 76 yards on 10 carries and put Braxton County ahead with a 54-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Stewart to lead the Eagles to a 21-6 victory over Doddridge County.
Tanner, who also rushed for a score, and Josh Jarvis led the Braxton County attack. Jarvis added 87 yards on 15 carries to help lead the Eagles to the win.
Tanner's scoring strike came on Braxton's first drive of the game, and after forcing the Bulldogs to punt, Tanner made the score 13-0 with a 19-yard scoring run.
The Bulldogs had two chances to score early in the game but a fumble on the 1-yard line and a failed fourthdown play halted the drives.
Doddridge finally reached the end zone in the fourth quarter on a 19-play drive that started in the third and ended when Allen Baker raced in from 12 yards to end the 80-yard drive midway through the final period.
However, Braxton County answered the long drive with one of its own as the visitors used a 10-play drive that culminated with Kenny Hacker plunging in from 3 yards to seal the win.
"We played well at times tonight, but we shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times," Braxton County coach Sterling Beane said. "Penalties hurt us (96 yards in penalties) but I was pleased that our kids took the ball and marched down the field after Doddridge County scored."
Doddridge County was led by Aaron Smith, who rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries.
"For the young team that we have, I was happy with the way we played," Doddridge County coach Dan McConnell said. "The score was no indication of how close the game was."
The Bulldogs are back in action on Friday as they host Wirt County while Braxton County travels to Clay County.