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Idamay wins key contest

Teams vote to end Pop Warner affiliation

by Mike Nutter


Week three of Pop Warner football saw a couple of key games, but the biggest story came off the field as nine members of the 10-member Mountaineer Pop Warner Football Conference voted to join American Youth Football because of differences in scheduling.

Of the 10 teams, only Buckhannon will remain a member of Pop Warner Football.

In the week's biggest game in the Junior Midget division, two undefeated teams, Idamay and South Harrison, played. Idamay won 14-13.

Also remaining undefeated were Bridgeport and the Clarksburg Panthers.

The Panthers were 28-0 winners over Elkins.

Clarksburg amassed 200 yards rushing. Matt Johnson led Clarksburg with 105 yards, three touchdowns and three PATs.

Zach Hilliard followed with 50 yards, while teammate A.J. Harman added 45 yards and a TD.

Rusty Roberts accounted for the other Panther PAT.

Bridgeport, meanwhile, recorded its third straight shutout, a 33-0 win over Lewis County.

Grafton (1-2) got its first win of the season, beating Barbour County 12-6.

Kevin Efaw scored on a 5-yard run on the last play of the first half to tie it at 6.

Brandon Marsh scored the game-winner from 15 yards out with 51 remaining.

Dominick Southerlin led Barbour County with 101 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.

In the Pee-Wee division, Grafton beat Barbour County 37-20, Elkins beat the Clarksburg Panthers 14-0 and Idamay shut out South Harrison 6-0.

In middle school action, Salem beat Doddridge County 28-0. It was Salem's first win of the season.

Salem (1-1) next plays Belington at Philip Barbour High School.