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Mohigans' Yura scores five TDs in 61-26 rout

From Staff Reports

FAIRMONT -- One thing that East Fairmont fans will remember in Friday night's conference loss to Morgantown is the Mohigans' fight song.

After all, they heard it nine times. After each MHS touchdown.

The Mohigans, 4-0 and ranked No. 2 in the latest Charleston Daily Mail poll, scored nine touchdowns and ran for 519 yards in a 61-26 rout of the Bees.

Morgantown's Chris Yura, the Kennedy Award winner from a year ago, was stellar. Only touching the ball seven times, Yura scored five times and accumulated 171 yards on the ground and 245 all-purpose yards.

About five years ago, Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders bought his linemen something when he won the rushing title.

After Friday's performance, Yura, and the rest of the running backs, should do the same.

The offensive line opened up some mammoth holes for the backfield. Mike Arbogast ran for 86 yards on four carries and one score.

Backup running back Mark Wigal carried the ball seven times for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Thomas Porchia only touched the ball one time, on a 37-yard run.

UNIVERSITY 7, Fairmont Senior 6: Adam Cantoni rushed for 112 yards to help University High hold off Fairmont Senior 7-6 in NCAC action.

The Polar Bears' took a 6-0 lead in the first quarter on Gerard Merchant's 33-yard touchdown reception from Matt VanGilder.

Cody Phillips hit Adam Taylor on a 19-yard scoring strike and Nathan McManis converted on the PAT later in the quarter for what proved to be the winning score for the Hawks.

HERBERT HOOVER 36, Philip Barbour 0: Herbert Hoover amassed 262 yards rushing in its 36-0 win over Philip Barbour.

The Colts (2-2) lost quarterback Eddie Flowers, the state's player of the week this past week, to an injury in the second quarter.

HERBERT HOOVER 36, Philip Barbour 0: Herbert Hoover amassed 262 yards rushing in its 36-0 win over Philip Barbour.

But the Colts (2-2) lost quarterback Eddie Flowers, the state's player of the week this past week, to an injury in the second quarter.

Herbert Hoover, meanwhile, scored 22 points in the second quarter, including Ben Shamblin's 5-yard fumble return for a touchdown with seven seconds remaining in the first half.

"They have an extremely physical team," said Philip Barbour coach Mike Hicks. "But there's a lot of football left, and these kids will bounce back."