PDT Sports Report
Portsmouth traveled to Gallia Academy Friday night under the shadow of a hazing controversy but battled the victorious Blue Devils to a 49-21 finish.
“We played under some tough circumstances but the kids played as hard as they could with some tough odds against them this week,” Portsmouth coach Curt Clifford said.
Portsmouth opened the scoring with a 12-yard pass from Brandon Wedebrook (17-26-2 219) to Alex Dickerson with 4:09 left in the first quarter, but Gallia Academy answered with a 30-yard Wade Jarrell run two minutes later.
A 52-yard touchdown run from Ty Warnimont of the Blue Devils made it 14-7 at the end of the first.
Gallia Academy dominated the second quarter with three touchdowns making it 35-7 at the intermission.
However, the Trojans played solidly in the second half with two touchdowns from Dickerson and Johnie Charles (16 rushes, 120 yards).
“We played very well in the second half,” Clifford said.
Gallia Academy added a touchdown in each quarter of the second half to make the final 49-21.
The loss drops Portsmouth to 1-7 but Clifford said his team rallied in the face of adversity. The team is short six upperclassmen because of discipline handed down due to a hazing controversy, and is short an additional five players due to injury.
“Our kids played their butts off tonight and I couldn’t be more proud of them,” Clifford said.
The Trojans host Jackson next week.
Bryan Walters of the Gallipolis Daily Tribune contributed to this report.
Score by Quarter:
PT 7 0 14 0 — 21
GA 14 21 7 7 — 49
PT: Alex Dickerson 12 pass from Brandon Wedebrook (Zach Delotell kick) 4:09
GA: Wade Jarrell 30 run (Dylan Saunders kick) 2:14
GA: Ty Warnimont 52 run (Saunders kick) 0:00
GA: Cody Russell 5 run (Saunders kick) 7:11
GA: Jarrell 84 run (Saunders kick) 4:11
GA: Reid Eastman 40 pass from Jarrell (Saunders kick) 0:08.8
GA: Warnimont 26 run (Saunders kick) 10:56
PT: Dickerson 21 pass from Wedebrook (Delotell kick) 2:33
PT: Johnie Charles 18 run (Delotell kick) 0:01.2
GA: Jarrell 30 run (Saunders kick) 10:34
First Downs: PT 24, GA 15
Rushes-Yards: PT 40-125, GA 27-352
Pass Yards: PT 219, GA 77
Total Yards: PT 344, GA 429
Comp-Att-Int: PT 17-27-2, GA 7-13-1
Fumbles-Lost: PT 4-0, GA 1-0
Penalties-Yards: PT 2-20, GA 6-60
Punts: PT 2, GA 3
RUSHING PT-Johnie Charles 16-120, Alex Dickerson 4-9, L.A. Kerns 2-3, Brandon Wedebrook 18-(-7); GA- Wade Jarrell 7-191, Ty Warnimont 3-95, Nick Clagg 4-35, Luke Pullins 9-21, Cody Russell 3-7, Logan Allison 1-3.
PASSING: PT-Brandon Wedebrook 17-26-2 219, Alex Dickerson 0-1-0 0; GA- Wade Jarrell 6-12-1 72, Cody Call 1-1-0 5.
RECEIVING: PT- Alex Dickerson 7-76, Kahlil Lattimore 4-65, Isiaha Lisath 3-45, Johnie Charles 2-19, Kylee Jenkins 1-14, GA- Reid Eastman 1-40, Justin Bailey 1-20, Nick Clagg 1-5, Ty Warnimont 1-5, Cody Russell 1-2, Logan Allison 1-0.