GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It was a battle in the trenches, as Warren’s Jared Isner ran for a total of 149 yards and two touchdowns to help the Warriors defeat the Blue Devils 31-21 on Homecoming Night at Memorial Field in Gallia County.
The Warren Warriors (3-5, 1-1 SEOAL) came out of the gates on their first offensive drive with a 29-yard touchdown pass from Austin Klintworth to Dave Ryan and a PAT by Alex Miller, giving the Warriors a 7-0 lead. Warren held Gallia Academy (5-3, 1-1) scoreless in the first quarter.
At the 9:53 mark of the second quarter, Wade Jarrell of GAHS connected on a 31 touchdown pass to Logan Allison and a PAT by Dylan Saunders brought the Blue Devils back into the game with a tied score of 7-7.
With 7:31 left in the second quarter, Jared Isner of WHS rushed for a 15-yard touchdown and a PAT by Alex Miller gave the Warriors the lead of 14-7.
With 3:24 remaining in the first half, Wade Jarrell rushed for a 38-yard touchdown run and a PAT by Dylan Saunders brought the game to a 14-14 tie at the end of the first half.
At the 9:36 mark of the third quarter, Warren’s Alex Miller made a 37-yard field goal, bringing the Warriors back into the lead at 17-14.
Logan Allison of the Blue Devils returned an 85-yard kickoff touchdown and a PAT by Dylan Saunders gave GAHS its first and only lead of the game at 21-17 with 9:20 remaining in the third quarter.
With 6:51 left in the third quarter, Jared Isner of WHS rushed for a one-yard touchdown run and a PAT by Alex Miller gave Warren the lead at the end of the third quarter of 24-21.
With 4:17 remaining in the game, Austin Klintworth connected to Cole Wigal for a six-yard touchdown pass and a PAT by Alex Miller gave Warren the final score of the game at 31-21.
Wade Jarrell led the Blue Devils in passing with 9-for-28 for 182 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Jarrell also led GAHS in rushing with 11 carries for 98 yards.
Eric Ward had two carries for seven yards. Eli Miller had two carries for two yards. Logan Allison had one carry for negative one yard.
Logan Allison led Gallia Academy in receptions with two receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown. Reid Eastman had two receptions for 25 yards. Wes Jarrell had three receptions for 31 yards. Seth Atkins had one reception for 35 yards. Payton Holley had one reception for eight yards.
Logan Allison had a total of 132 kickoff and return yards and one touchdown. Dylan Saunders was 3-for-4 in PATs. GAHS had a team total of 11 first downs and 106 rushing yards to go along with 182 receiving yards. GAHS also had five penalties for 50 yards and a total time of possession of 12:57.
Austin Klintworth led the Warriors in passing with 10-for-16 with 135 yards and two touchdowns. Andy Farnsworth was 1-for-1 with 24 passing yards.
Jared Isner led WHS in rushing with 24 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns. Austin Klintworth had 14 carries for 75 yards. Aaron Sealey had 11 carries for 47 yards. Jake Scott had six carries for 23 yards. Jake Powell had four carries for five yards.
Cole Wigal led Warren in receiving with four receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown. Dave Ryan had one reception for 29 yards and one touchdown. Jared Isner had two receptions for seven yards. Jake Powell had one reception for 20 yards. Jake Scott had two receptions for seven yards. Collin Welch had one reception for six yards.
Alex Miller was 4-for-4 in PATs and made a 37-yard field goal. WHS had a team total of 24 first downs and 299 rushing yards to go along with 159 receiving yards. Warren had a total of five penalties for 30 yards and a total time of possession with 33:03.
Gallia Academy returns to action on Friday in a Week 9 SEOAL matchup when it hosts the Logan Chieftains on Senior Night.