POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — These Hillbillies may have left with a few less teeth.
Visiting Man mustered only three first downs and 29 yards of total offense as the Point Pleasant football team recorded its first shutout of the season during a 45-0 whooping Friday night in a Week 9 football contest at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field in Mason County.
The Big Blacks (7-2) dominated in every facet imaginable as the hosts scored 28 first quarter points and never looked back en route to their first shutout victory since beating these same Hillbillies (1-7) by a 41-0 outcome last year in Week 9 at MHS.
The Red and Black churned out 485 yards of total offense, with 407 of those coming in the first half alone. PPHS also held Man to negative 11 yards of total offense and zero first downs before the break.
For the fifth time this season, the Big Blacks had two different rushers eclipse the century mark in the same game while legging out 277 yards on 30 ground attempts as a team — an average of 9.2 yards per carry.
Cason Payne accounted for 122 rushing yards and two scores on the ground, plus added another 208 yards and a score on 19-of-25 passing. Justin Brumfield also ran for 102 yards and three scores on 10 totes.
Brumfield started the fireworks with a 3-yard run at the 9:28 mark of the first, then Payne found Josh Wamsley on a 4-yard scoring pass with 6:45 remaining for a 14-0 edge.
Payne scampered 29 yards to paydirt at the 3:04 mark of the first, then Brumfield scored on a 33-yard jaunt with no time remaining — allowing the hosts to secure a 28-0 cushion after 12 minutes of play.
Payne added his final score of the game on a 4-yard run with 5:42 left in the half, then Jacob Bryant — who was a perfect 6-of-6 on PAT kicks — booted a 33-yard field goal with just 15 seconds remaining as Point went into halftime with a 38-0 advantage.
Brumfield completed the 45-point margin of victory at the 6:02 mark of the third period following a 16-yard scamper, his third TD run of the night.
The Big Blacks claimed a 22-3 edge in first downs and finished the night plus-1 in turnover differential, which now puts them at plus-9 on the season. The hosts were penalized seven times for 49 yards, while MHS was flagged twice for 24 yards.
Point Pleasant outgained the Red and Blue by a 485-29 overall margin in total offense, as Man produced only nine rushing yards 31 attempts — an average of one foot per carry. The guests also completed only two passes for 20 yards.
Wamsley led the PPHS wideouts with eight catches for 84 yards, followed by Alec Smith with four grabs for 27 yards and Tucker Mayes with three catches for 36 yards.
Mayes and Nathan Barth each recorded a pair of sacks defensively, while Cameron Nott also had a sack. Jovone Johnson came up with Point’s lone takeaway on a second half fumble recovery.
Zachary Frye paced Man with 16 rushing yards on six tries, followed by Seth Osborne with 13 yards on seven carries.
Larry Whitt was 2-of-6 passing for 20 yards. Osborne led the wideouts with one catch for 12 yards, while Quentin Moody added an 8-yard grab.
Point Pleasant concludes its 2017 regular season campaign next Friday when it hosts Westside in a Week 10 non-conference tilt at 7:30 p.m.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.