CHARMCO (WVDN) – Greenbrier West rolled to a ninth win on Friday evening with a 47-0 shutout in opposition to Moorefield. The Cavaliers set a program document by maintaining a workforce scoreless in victory for the seventh time. In doing so, West set one other college mark by maintaining all residence opponents goalless in 2022. West completed the common season 9-1 and achieved considered one of his objectives by securing not less than one playoff residence recreation within the upcoming WVSSAC playoffs.
Dalton Heath put the Cavaliers on the scoreboard first, however it got here all the way down to an help from Ty Nickell. Moorefield had pushed so far as Cavalier’s 40-yard line in her opening sequence however was going through a fourth and 6. A low shotgun shot dribbled previous Yellowjacket quarterback Brock Linville, and as he turned to select up the ball, Nickell charged in from the left and scooped the ball up on the West 46-yard line. Nickell grabbed the ball on the run, sprinted to Moorefield’s 25-yard line and glanced over his left shoulder. Fellow linebacker Dalton Heath was 5 yards behind Nickell and gave a troublesome pursuit. Nickell switched off after crossing the ten yard line and grabbed Heath, soccer in hand. Heath took the spontaneous handoff on the 4-yard line and carried it into the tip zone for the rating. Hayden Ridgeway chipped the ball for the additional level and the Cavaliers led 7-0 by 6:45 within the first quarter.
The steadfast Cavalier protection pressured the Yellowjackets to a 3-and-out on their subsequent possession. A brief run by Nickell was adopted by an obvious first down sweep by Ethan Holliday, however a penalty flag pressured West again to his personal 39-yard line. Nickell took the subsequent carry straight within the intestine, clearing a Moorefield security on the midfield strip. Cole Vandall received an edge block for Nickell on the 45, making it a race between Nickell and Yellowjacket defensemen Tyson Arnold and Adam Landes. Arnold grabbed Nickell on the 30 yard line, however Nickell simply knocked his hand away en path to a 61-yard landing carry. The outcome was Nickell’s forty third profession dashing landing, breaking a 3-manner tie with Chris Fleming and Malik Boatwright to maneuver Nickell to 3rd all-time alone. The PAT failed to provide West a 13-0 lead on the 3:20 mark of the primary quarter.
Nickell wasn’t finished with the Yellowjacket protection. The Cavaliers pressured one other three-and-out from Moorefield, adopted by a good catch by Roy Loudermilk on the West 48. Nickell took a handoff within the first recreation and located Moorefield defensive finish Chayse Myers behind the road of scrimmage. Nickell used a stiff arm to eliminate Myers and switch up the sector. Nickell hit the Yellowjacket sideline and cantered away from 4 Moorefield defenders for a 52-yard landing. The outcome was Nickell’s twelfth profession dashing landing for 40+ yards. Ridgeway’s kick was true for a 20-0 Cavalier benefit with 1:12 within the first quarter.
The two groups would commerce possessions early within the second quarter, with West receiving a fourth cease from Jacob Nutter at Cavalier’s 40-yard line. Vandall initially carried down unsuccessfully, then lightning struck for the Cavaliers. Tucker Lilly swung a cross to Holliday within the left flat. Moorefield Secondary performed deep, giving Holliday room to run. Just as Holliday was about to achieve the west 45, Arnold approached from the center of the sector. Holliday dunked his left shoulder and barely broke his stride to flee Arnold’s sort out, then sprinted between two different Moorefield defenders for a 60-yard landing. Ridgeway’s PAT made it 27-0 with 5:39 left at halftime.
After the stingy West protection pressured Moorefield into a 3-recreation third sequence, West’s offense set about extending their 27-level lead. Starting at Cavalier’s 47-yard line, Holliday made a pleasant seize for a win of 13. Nickell was stopped on the primary down with no win, however rolled over Yellowjacket linebacker Axton Runions on the second down for a win of seven. A face masks name received the ball to Moorefield’s 19-yard line. Nickell punished the Yellowjackets on his subsequent carry, sweeping left and taking down two stiff-armed defenders earlier than bulling Riley Pillus on the 10-yard line. Nickell once more carried the left touchline and was thrown out of play on the one-yard line, briefly repelling a Cavalier rating. Nickell confirmed up behind Vandall and Heath within the subsequent recreation for the rating ultimately zone. Ridgeway’s kick prolonged the result in 34-0 with 1:41 left at halftime.
The Cavaliers would try two extra touchdowns within the second half. Nickell added a 3-yard landing within the third quarter, and Kadin Parker hit a six-yard run within the fourth quarter. West needed to rally to fend off a late Moorefield drive to maintain her residence shutout streak alive.
Nickell completed the common season with 1,836 grounded yards and defeated Hurricane’s Jeremiah Riffle by one yard for the state total lead. Nickell’s single-season complete was adequate for the third-most dashing yards in Western historical past in 10 video games. Nickell had his fourth 200-yard dashing evening this season, giving him a profession six. Six is second to Trent Walker’s 10.
Holliday had West’s first 100-yard reception recreation since Chase McClung within the 2021 playoffs in opposition to Williamstown, catching 5 balls for 133 yards and a TD. Holliday additionally recorded 13 tackles, together with three forfeits. Holliday’s efforts earned him Rock 95’s McDonald’s Player of the Game award for the third time this season.
Before the sport, Greenbrier West honored seniors on the soccer workforce, volleyball, JROTC, cheerleading and ribbon. The senior Cavalier soccer gamers are Reney Cordial V, Dalton Heath, Ty Nickell, Kadin Parker and Hunter Richmond.
|Ty Nickell stiffens Moorefield’s Ryan Mongold on Friday evening. Photo courtesy of Eli James.|
|Ethan Holliday fights for yardage in opposition to Moorefield. Photo courtesy of Eli James.|