KEYSER - On a brutally hot afternoon for football on Sunday, the undefeated Keyser Tornado clashed with the also undefeated Cumberland Patriots in a battle for division one youth league supremacy. While both teams came into the contest undefeated at 3-0, only one would end the day with their undefeated record intact.

By Chapin Jewell
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - On a brutally hot afternoon for football on Sunday, the undefeated Keyser Tornado clashed with the also undefeated Cumberland Patriots in a battle for division one youth league supremacy. While both teams came into the contest undefeated at 3-0, only one would end the day with their undefeated record intact.  
When the final buzzer sounded, it would be Keyser, behind a monstrous performance from Dylan Ours, who would remain unbeaten with a 44-22 victory over the Patriots.
Consider these numbers. Ours rushed eight times for 190 yards and two rushing touchdowns; was on the receiving end of a 65-yard touchdown reception from Logan Rotruck; and returned an interception 71 yards for another touchdown. Ours accounted for four Tornado touchdowns on the day.
Keyser’s Josh Shoemaker also turned in an outstanding offensive performance, rushing 12 times for 162 yards and three touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball, Alex Marshall and Daulton Middletown each recorded five tackles for Keyser; Clayton Faulk turned in a four-tackle performance.
The Cumberland Patriots were led offensively by Noah Twigg’s two touchdowns, eight carries for 65 yards performance. In addition, Tanner Smith recorded a touchdown on seven carries for 55 yards; Jayce Santmyire added 75 yards on seven carries.  Cooper Silber kicked two extra points for the Patriots.
Patriot quarterback Gavin Carney also turned in a 5-9, 75-yard passing performance for the Red and White.
Defensively, the Patriots were led by Riley Williams and Carter Hess with eight and seven tackles respectively. Gavin Carney also recorded and interception; Noah Twigg had a fumble recovery.
“I was proud of the way the kids played and battled the heat.  It was one of the hottest days of the year but they pushed through.  It was a total team effort from all involved,” Tornado coach Wes Ours said after the contest.
They Keyser Tornado (4-0) now take over sole possession of first place in the division one youth league ranks. The Patriots (3-1) are now tied with the Braddock Warriors, also 3-1, for second place.
Entering the contest, Keyser had defeated Northern 42-0 in week one, then defeated Southern in week two 44-0, before toppling Mountain Ridge 44-8. After defeating the Patriots, Keyser has now outscored their four opponents by a whopping score of 174-30, for an average of 44-8 per game.
Entering the contest, the Patriots had defeated Mountain Ridge 14-8, then knocked off Southern 44-0, and Northern 32-14.  After the loss to Keyser, the Patriots have now outscored their opponents by a combined 112-66, for an average per game of 28-17.
In the division two game, the Patriots defeated Keyser 39-12.  The Patriots (4-0) remain in first place in the division two rankings; Keyser (1-3) is in a fifth-place tie with Ridgeley.
This week, Keyser will travel to Allegany College on Sunday to take on the Braddock Warriors at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  The Patriots will host the Ridgeley Rams at Greenway Avenue Stadium on Sunday, also in games at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.