The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

November 17, 2012

Eagles stop Beavers 34-20 for 1st quarterfinal playoff win

CLARKSBURG — Mason Compton returned the game’s opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown as No. 4 Robert C. Byrd quickly proved it could match Bluefield’s speed.

The Eagles’ size and ability to control the line of scrimmage was the difference though as it beat Bluefield, 34-20 for the school’s first-ever win in the quarterfinals.

Compton added a 60-yard touchdown reception as well as two interceptions on defense. RCB’s Tre Cox added a pair of touchdowns on the ground and Iziah Hill caught a 16-yard touchdown pass, his 12th of the season.

Bluefield’s potent ground attack was kept in check with 167 yards. Montel Leggett had 85 yards to lead the Beavers.

Robert C. Byrd 34, Bluefield 20

B    6    7    7    0    —    20

RCB    13    14    7    0    —    34

RCB — Mason Compton 92 kick return (kick failed)

B — Brandon Lilly 33 pass from Justin Carter (kick failed)

RCB — Mason Compton 60 pass from Aaron Taylor (Scott Levine kick)

B — D.J. Edwards 3 run (Justin Mariotti kick)

RCB — Tre Cox 6 run (Levine kick)

RCB — Iziah Hill 16 pass from Taylor (Levine kick)

B — David Woodrum 81 blocked field goal attempt return (Mariotti kick)

RCB — Cox 4 run (Levine kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing

B — Montel Leggett 14-85; D.J. Stewart 5-1; D.J. Edwards 11-40; Johnny David 3-17; Shadeed Fitzgerald 2-21; Corey Coppola 1-3; 36-167.

RCB — Ben D’Annunzio 20-90; Tre Cox 24-81; Jermodd Garrett 6-35; Aaron Taylor 2-(-9); Totals 52-197.

Passing

B — Edwards 2 of 6 for 0 yards with 2 interceptions; Justin Carter 1 of 1 for 33 yards with 1 touchdown.

RCB — Taylor 6 of 12 for 161 yards with 2 touchdowns; D’Annunzio 1 of 1 for 19 yards.

Receiving

B — Brandon Lilly 1-33; David 1-0; Stewart 1-0.

RCB — Iziah Hill 2-35; Mason Compton 2-96; D’Annunzio 2-46; Cox 1-3.

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