The Allegany Campers pounded out 514 yards on the ground to effectively dismantle the Golden Tornado defense and come away with a big road victory over Keyser.
KEYSER- It was Friday the 13th with an overcast sky, but the pregame festivities at Keyser High School were far from scary because it was homecoming night. Keyser Golden Tornado soccer star Ezra Parks was named 2017 Homecoming King and Abby Moreland was named Homecoming Queen.
Keyser kicked off to Allegany to start the game and the Campers quickly crossed midfield by keeping the ball on the ground. On 1st down just outside the Keyser 40 yard line the Campers RB #3 RJ Buford found a crease in the Keyser defense on a run off tackle to the left side and scampered for an early Camper Touchdown. The PAT was good and Allegany took a 7-0 lead with over 10 minutes remaining in the 1st quarter. On Keyser’s first offensive possession they had trouble running the ball, so the Golden Tornado took to the air and Brady Ours completed a monster pass to Reggie Redman, but an illegal receiver downfield penalty negated the play. Keyser was then forced to punt and Allegany took over just shy of midfield. The Campers drove the ball to the Keyser 30 yard line but failed to convert on 4th down giving the ball back to Keyser. On 1st down and 10 from the Keyser 30 yard line, Christian Ravenscroft found a wide open lane down the left sideline and used his speed to burn the Camper defense to score a Touchdown for the Golden Tornado. After a successful PAT, the score was all tied up 7-7. The Campers offense continued to gain yards on the next possession and managed to drive it deep into Keyser territory once again. The Golden Tornado defense held strong and kept the Campers out of the endzone which was helped out by penalties against Allegany, a dropped pass, and a key tackle by Tristin Fox on 3rd down. Tie game 7-7 at the end of the 1st quarter.
The Keyser offense started in their own territory and drove the ball to the Allegany 35 yard line but couldn’t get any further and kicked a pooch punt to give the ball back to Allegany. The Campers took over at their own 25 yard line and quickly crossed midfield by keeping the ball on the ground. The drive was finished off by Karson Robinette who scored a TD from 3 yards out. The PAT was good and the Campers took a 14-7 lead. On the next offensive possession for the Golden Tornado, it was 2nd and 10 from the Keyser 35 yard line, and Brady Ours decided to keep the ball in his hands. Brady let his offensive line clear an open path on the right side of the formation then used his elite speed to outrun every Allegany defender for a 65 yard rushing Touchdown. After a successful PAT the game was all tied up 14-14. The Campers quickly responded by running the football into Keyser territory then used a play action pass as the Allegany QB #15 Cameron Bratton found #25 Elisha Llewellyn in the deep flats and Llewellyn finished off the play by crossing the goal line for a Camper TD. The PAT was good and Allegany took the lead 21-14. Keyser could not get anything going on the next possession and punted the ball back to the Campers. The Campers took over with time ticking down in the half, but the drive stalled as All-State safety Brady Ours picked off the pass from Campers QB Cameron Bratton with 27 seconds left in the half. The Keyser offense could not move the football and the score at halftime was Keyser 14 Allegany 21.
The Golden Tornado received the kickoff and started at their own 25 yard line. On the 2nd offensive play of the second half, it was 2nd down and 5, and Brady Ours followed the blocking of his offensive line down the left side of the formation, then used his superior field vision to identify a cutback lane and made a break toward the Allegany sidelines. Brady Ours turned on the jets and burned the Campers secondary to score a 70 yard rushing touchdown. After the PAT was successful the clock showed 11:11 remaining in the 3rd quarter with the score all tied up 21-21. The Allegany offense continued to be hot in the second half and they marched the ball right down the field, as Karson Robinette received a pitch from the QB Cameron Bratton and crossed the goal line to give the lead back to Allegany 28-21. Keyser looked to respond but the Campers defense shutdown the Keyser rushing attack, as the Golden Tornado was forced to punt after gaining only one 1st down. Down 7 points the Keyser defense needed to step up and slow down Allegany’s rushing offense, but the Camper’s refused to be slowed down as Karson Robinette busted through the line and galloped 56 yards for another Allegany TD. The PAT was successful as Allegany stretched the lead to 35-21. With time ticking down in the 3rd quarter, the game rested on the shoulders of the Golden Tornado offense. Brady Ours found Reggie Redman twice on the drive and broke off a huge run himself to get the ball down to the Allegany 5 yard line. On 4th down Brady Ours found Reggie Redman in the endzone, but the catch was ruled out of bounds and Keyser turned the ball over on downs.
At the end of the third quarter it was Allegany 35 Keyser 21.
Allegany took over and continued to pour on the points this time using the air attack as #5 Trent Middleton caught a 65 yard TD pass to give the Campers a comfortable 42-21 lead with 6:45 remaining in the game. Down 3 possessions, the character of Keyser was on display as the Golden Tornado refused to give up with Christian Ravenscroft returning the kickoff to the Allegany 37 yard line. The drive stalled as Brady Ours tossed a deep ball that was intercepted by the Allegany defense, effectively sealing the victory for the Campers. Allegany added another touchdown to the board as QB Cameron Bratton found the endzone to increase the Campers lead to 49-21, which was the final score of the game.
Brady Ours finished the game with 241 yards rushing on 20 attempts and scoring 2 TD’s for Keyser. Christian Ravenscroft had 83 yards on 9 attempts with 1 TD while Drae Allen finished with 19 yards on 3 carries and Reggie Redman caught 3 passes for 39 yards.
Defensively for Keyser Brady Ours led the way with 13 tackles and 1 interception, Caleb Crowe had 6 tackles, Tristan Fox 5 tackles, while Don Woodworth and Ryan Shoemaker finished with 4 tackles.
Allegany was able to run the football effectively because the Campers were able to block downfield by reaching the linebackers and secondary on a regular basis.
When Allegany used a lead blocker Keyser had a difficult time of shedding the blocker and finding the ball carrier. Credit the Campers RB’s for showing the willingness to block Keyser defenders. Also the Camper’s RB’s ran with authority lowering the shoulder to gain additional yards.
Next Up: The Keyser Golden Tornado (5-2) hit the road to play against West Virginia powerhouse Bridgeport on Friday October 20th. Please notice that Kickoff has shifted from 7:30pm to 7:00pm.