Make it 2 in a row for Riders

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.

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.