The Lewis County Pee Wee Minutemen football team was at home for the second week in a row for a Mountaineer Youth Football game against Tygarts Valley on Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Robert L. Bland Middle School Athletic Field.
The Minutemen received the opening kickoff and wasted little time in getting points on the scoreboard, as Jesse Kemper electrified the crowd with a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage for Lewis County.
Garrett Moats ran in for the conversion, and the Minutemen had a 7-0 lead, just 28 seconds into the contest.
The game was then a defensive struggle as neither team would score until 3:14 was left in the third quarter, when Dakarai Thompson broke loose for a 22-yard touchdown run.
After the touchdown failed, Lewis County was now up 13-0. It would remain that way until—with just 4:30 left in the game—Ben Putnam scored from 10 yards out, and also ran in for the conversion, to give Lewis County a 20-0 lead.
The Minutemen took the
victory, and evened their record to 1-1 on the season.
Lewis County picked up 274 yards in total offense, all coming via the ground game, with Jesse Kemper picking up 101 yards on four carries and one touchdown.
The Lewis County defense would hold Tygarts Valley to 60 yards in total offense, with Jacob Padgett getting seven tackles, while Jesse Kemper, Logan Boyce, Ben Putnam and Dakarai Thompson each had four tackles.
Putnam also had two fumble recoveries in the game and added 79 yards rushing with a touchdown and a conversion, while Thompson added 52 yards, rushing with a touchdown.
Garrett Moats had a conversion run for the Minutemen. The team will travel to Philippi on Sept. 10, at 3 p.m.
Score By Quarters
Tygarts Valley 0 0 0 0 - 0
Lewis County 7 0 6 7 - 20
Team Statistics: Rushing: Lewis County: Jesse Kemper 4-101-TD; Dakarai Thompson 5-52-TD; Garrett Moats 11-24-Conversion; Ben Putnam 10-79-TD-Conversion; Lucas Moodispaw 1-0; Payten Goodwin 2-22; Team 2-(-4); Totals 36-274- 3 TDS; 2 Conversions
Defense: Aden Anderegg 1 tackle; Jacob Padgett 7 tackles; McKennon Paugh 1 tackle; Jesse Kemper 4 tackles 1 assist; Logan Boyce 4 tackles 1 assists; Ben Putnam 4 tackles 2 assists 2 fumble recoveries; Dakarai Thompson 4 tackles 1 assist; Lucas Moodispaw 2 tackles 1 assist; Brody White 1 assist; Danner Groves 1 tackle; Hunter Taylor 1 assist; Totals 28 tackles; 8 assists; 2 fumble recoveries