Dusten Baisden (30) attempts to break out of Logan's Chanc Lewis (14) during the Hillbillies 35-7 win over the Wildcats on Aug. 25 at George A. Queen Memorial Field (Photo courtesy of Dave Adkins/Dave's Sports Page).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CLEAR FORK An extended weather delay couldn’t stop the Man Hillbillies from posting a second consecutive shutout Friday night in a 28-0 win over Westside at the Burial Ground.
The game, which is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., didn’t get underway until 9:15 p.m. due to severe weather in and around Wyoming County.
Jayden Brumfield scored from 14-yards out as the Hillbillies opened with a 14-play, 75-yard drive after the delay and Devon Sanders threw two first half touchdowns as Man won its fifth straight over Westside and held the Renegades without a point for the third time in the last four games of the series.
Brumfield rushed for 92 and one touchdown and Sanders completed 6 of 9 passes for 124 yards and scoring strikes of 20 and 55 yards. Trey Ward returned a punt 45 yards in the fourth quarter for Man’s lone touchdown of the second half.
Man’s defense made plays throughout the game to preserve the shutout. On the Renegades opening, Josh Spriggs intercepted a Kaiden Vance at the Man 7 and returned it 24 yards to the Man 31.
The best scoring chance for Westside came during the third quarter when the Renegades Parker Lambert blocked Kaleb Mullins punt, which was scooped up by Colton Lester and returned 50 yards for a touchdown, however, the touchdown was nullified by an illegal blindside block with 7:25 remaining.
Westside would drive the to Hillbilly 11, but on 4th-and-5, Ward broke up a pass in the endzone keeping the shutout intact.
Man led 21-0 at halftime after two touchdown passes from Sanders in the second quarter. The first one, an acrobatic catch by Lukas Haney in the back of the endzone for a 20-yard scoring strike gave the Hillbillies a 14-0 following Justice’s extra point with 5:04 to play in the first half.
Sanders’ second touchdown of the quarter, was a 55-yard catch and run by Dusten Baisden, who caught a short pass along the Hillbillies sidelines, changed direction across the field and picked up a devasting block from Haney as Baisden outraced the Renegade defense with just 0:35 left before halftime.
Justice was 4-of-4 on extra point attempts, Baisden caught three passes for 66 yards and Haney had two receptions for 36 yards.
Man’s final score of the evening came when Ward returned an Ethan Walls punt 45 yards with 10:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Last week against Mount View, Man recorded nine quarterback sacks and made 15 tackles for loss in a 46-0 win over the Golden Knights. This week, the Hillbillies had three sacks and nine tackles for loss while holding the Renegades to 105 yards of total offense.
Haney and Jacob Maynard each had six tackles for the Hillbillies on defense. Maynard had 1 ½ sacks and 2 ½ tackles for loss while Haney registered a sack and had 3 ½ tackles for loss in the win.
Lester ran for 33 yards on eight carries and Vance completed 8 of 17 passes for 31 yards for Westside.
Westside (1-2) travels to PikeView Friday night while Man (3-0) will host Mingo Central in a battle of 3-0 teams at George A. Queen Memorial Field.