HEDGESVILLE – Hedgesville tried to play a playoff on Friday night.
The Eagles have played football in virtually every attacking game and haven’t slammed the ball until there was a second on the game clock.
The Eagles managed to limit Martinsburg’s possession time in their Eastern Panhandle Athletic Conference game at Mumaw Stadium.
That didn’t stop the Bulldogs from winning the game, however.
Martinsburg, ranked second on the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Board, scored three first-half touchdowns in quick order and added five second-half touchdowns on the way to a 54-6.
Martinsburg moved up to 5-0 while dropping the Eagles to 2-3.
Martinsburg needed 2 minutes and 10 seconds to score his first touchdown as Ezra Bagent threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Roman Pierson on a short out.
The Bulldogs only need three minutes to score their second touchdown, as the Hudson brothers hung on to a 20-yard passing game – quarterbafkc Murphy to wide receiver Hudson, making the score 13-0 in favor of Martinsburg halfway through the first quarter.
The next score was 1:36 as Murphy Clement threw a 46 yard touchdown pass to Xavion Kendall.
Martinsburg only needed five games to score his fourth touchdown, a snap for his fifth score and a blocked punt for his sixth TD to start the second half
Jacob Barrick caught a 23-yard pass from Bagent for the first-half touchdown, Murphy Clement ran 49 yards on the first down for Martinsburg’s next touchdown to make it 34-0, and Ky Fagan recovered a punt and ran it from the 5 for the next touchdown.
Kendall added a fourth score in the third quarter with a 2-yard rush, a pretty long haul for Martinsburg. The Bulldogs needed nine games on record as their lead grew to 47-0 late in the third quarter.
Martinsburg added a touchdown four minutes to go in the fourth quarter as Eric King wrapped up his five carries for 49 yards with a 14 touchdown rush, one in which he bounced off a first defenseman and found a open space to the outside.
Hedgesville entered the board as Kyle Whaley replaced Nathan Albright after the starting heel ran 32 times and turned a fast hitter into a 66-yard touchdown run.
In another action, third-place Jefferson took a 56-13 victory over North Hagerstown, Md., To remain undefeated at 5-0.
Evan Tewell ran for a pair of scores, Keyshawn Robinson caught a touchdown pass and returned an interception for a touchdown, Caysen Lanza caught two touchdown passes from Sammy Robers, Spencer Powell caught a 20 yard touchdown pass and Bryson Fleming returned a fumble for a Goal. The Cougars were leading 49-7 at halftime.
Washington moved up to 2-3 with a 21-12 victory over Park View, Va., And Berkeley Springs beat Tucker County 31-28 to take their record to 2-3.