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Make it 2 in a row for Riders

September 28, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

CLARKSBURG - The Weir High football team earned its first two-game winning streak since the 2008 with a 34-14 triumph over Liberty-Harrison Friday night.

The last time the Red Riders were on a winning streak was the final three regular season games, with wins over Claymont, Brooke and Tyler Consolidated and a home playoff win over Independence.

It was Eric Meek's final season as head coach. Weir was 9-3.

Since then, wins have been tough to find.

The Red Riders picked up their first win in 13 game last week, 22-21 over Grafton, and followed it up with another outstanding performance.

Weir scored early on a William Larch 5 yard run. Larch later scored on a 13-yard run. He threw a 35-yard scoring pass to Clarence Bennett in between and three Alyssa Shingle extra points and the Red Riders had a 21-6 lead at the half.

Fact Box

Weir 34, Liberty-Harrison 14

Weir 14 7 6 7 - 34

Liberty 6 0 0 8 - 14

W: Larch 5 run (Shingle kick)

L: Robey 65 run (kick failed)

W: Bennett 35 pass from Larch (Shingle kick)

W: Larch 13 run (Shingle kick)

W: Hartman 18 pass from Larch (kick failed)

L: Robey 1 run (Raper run)

W: Hartman 8 run (Shingle kick)

RUSHING: Weir: 41-315-2 (Larch 15-153-2, Davis 11-73, Hartman 12-61-1, Wypasek 1-4, Enrietti 1-3; Liberty: 32-207-2 (Robey 9-86-2, Raper 6-50, Kreyenbuhl 12-36, Starkey 5-35).

PASSING: Weir 8-19-120-2-1x (Larch 8-18-120-1-0, Wypasek 0-1-0-0-1x); Liberty 2-5-0-0-0 (Kreyenbuhl 1-3-5-0-0 Raber 1-2-(-5)-0-0).

RECEIVING: Weir: Bennett 3-65-1, Hartman 2-35-1, Wypasek 2-12, Davis 1-8; Liberty: Norman 1-(-5), Raper 1-5.

FIRST DOWNS: Weir 26; Liberty 8

PENALTIES: Weir 10-68; Liberty 10-90.

FUMBLES: Weir 0-0; Liberty 0-0.

An 18-yard pass from Larch to Matt Hartman made it 27-6 in the third quarter.

Hartman finished the scoring with an 8-yard scamper and Shingle's kick made it 34-14.

The Red Riders totaled 442 yards of offense and 26 first downs.

Larch had 153 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. He was 8-for-18 for 120 yards and two scores.

Bennett caught three passes for 65 yards and a touchdown.

The Red Riders face Hancock County rival Oak Glen next week.