By Jonathan Greene
For The Register-Herald
A night of celebration at PikeView High School was quickly spoiled by Wyoming East.
The Warriors raced out to 28-0 halftime advantage thanks to two scores by Jacob Summe and two turnovers by the Panthers. PikeView couldn't turn the tide in the second half as Wyoming East left Gardner with a 28-6 victory Friday night.
“First two quarters we did exactly what our game plan was,” Wyoming East head coach Gary Poindexter said. “We ran the ball well and mixed in the pass when we needed to. I thought our offense and defense did a great job.”
Summe rushed for 168 yards on 13 carries in the first half with touchdown runs of 3 and 59 yards. The junior back out-gained the Panthers by himself. The Warriors held a 268 to 67 advantage in yards at the break.
“It was another slow start,” PikeView head coach Bobby Wyatt commented. “With that being said, the drive we came down here and fumbled the snap at the 15 seemed to seal the deal for us. They drove back down to make it 21-0 then it was 28-0. It seems like as before we've got those five or six minutes where we go dead.
“We had two bad snaps. We play in rained-soaked weather at Greenbrier West and have no turnovers then come here and have two snaps on the center-quarterback exchange. That killed two drives we had going.”
Summe paced Wyoming East with his 168 yards — all in the first half. Nine different Warriors carried the ball. Chase Lowman chipped in with 22 yards and Chris Cecil had 20.
Hunter Moses led PikeView with 92 yards on 24 carries and the touchdown. Adam Holdren added 20 yards on three carries.
“He's phenomenal,” Poindexter said of Summe. “He runs the ball hard. He's got some great blockers in front him. He's had a great year. He went over a 1,000 yards tonight.”
Wyoming East (5-2) hosts Shady Spring next Friday while PikeView (0-7) will be off.
Wyoming East 28, PikeView 6
WE (5-2) 13 15 0 0 — 28
PV (0-7) 0 0 0 6 — 6
WE: Aaron Griffith 28 pass to Christian Hedinger (Chris Cecil kick)
WE: Jacob Summe 5 run (kick failed)
WE: Summe 30 run (Griffith pass to Ty Treadway)
WE: Griffith 5 pass to Jacob Dulcie (Cecil kick)
PV: Hunter Moses 3 run (pass failed)
RUSHING — WE: Summe 13-168, Cecil 4-21, Griffith 4-21, Chase Loman 10-18. PV: Moses 24-92, Adam Holdren 3-20.
PASSING — WE: Griffith 4-4-0, 68-2. PV: Jordan Harden 2-7-0, 30-0.
RECEIVING — WE: Hedinger 2-60-1, Dulcie 1-5-1. PV: Bradley Flinchum 1-22, Trevor Shannon 1-7.
TURNOVERS — WE: Treadway (2 fum rec), Dulcie (fum rec).