by Jamie Harris
Homecoming was in the air last Friday night, October 13, at Morgan Field as the Berkeley Springs Indians hosted the Hampshire Trojans in high school football action. The Indians came into the contest on a 17-game losing streak while Hampshire had two wins under their belt this season. For the Indians this was homecoming and they wanted to end a streak and send the Morgan County faithful off in celebration.
Hampshire took the open- ing kickoff and drove down the field to put the first points on the scoreboard to go up 7-0. Berkeley Springs then took over possession and the Indians went to work on offense. An Aiden Cain pass to Jacob Shekey put the Indians down near the Trojans two yard line. Cain then used a quarterback sneak to score the touchdown to put the Indians on the scoreboard. Axel Robles’ extra point attempt was no good and Hampshire held a 7-6 lead.
The Trojans scored on their next possession to increase the score to 14-6. Berkeley Springs got the ball back and started to move again offensively down the field. Cain found an open Jonah Kirk for a reception, however Kirk fumbled the ball and Hampshire recovered. The turnover cost the Indians as the Trojans found the end zone once again for a score to push the lead to 21-6.
Berkeley Springs moved back down the field again and was able to score on a Cain one yard run. This time Robles extra point attempt was good, and the Indians cut the Trojan lead to 21-13. The Berkeley Springs defense held and was able to get the ball back to their offense’ s hands late in the second quarter. Berkeley Springs moved the ball to the Trojan 15 yard line and looked like they were going to put more points on the board. However, Cain’ s pass was intercepted and returned 85 yards for a Hampshire touchdown. The Trojans extra point attempt was good, and the lead increased to 28-13 at the half.
The second half of the game saw Hampshire put two more touchdowns on the board. While the Indians managed another score this time when Cain found Conner Duvall for a touchdown pass. The extra point attempt was no good and the final score of the game was 42-19 in favor of the visitors from Hampshire County.
No stats of the game were provided but the Indians got good offensive performances from Cain, Shekey, Duvall and Kyle Moore.
Berkeley Springs (0-8) will travel to Frankfort on Friday, October 20 for a contest with the 4-3 Falcons. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.