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Pauley, White Falcons Offense Propels Wahama Over Federal Hocking

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MASON, W.Va. ­­– One game is all it takes to turn a season around and Friday night, Wahama’s season took a turn for the better as the White Falcons defeated the Federal Hocking Lancers 48-24 in the Gridiron Glory Game of the Week.

The White Falcon defense wreaked havoc on the Lancers offense in the first half, loading the box and limiting any big run plays by the Lancers offense.

Wahama scored their first 16 points in a 1:08 span. An 11-play 64-yard drive was capped off by an Abram Pauley keeper, then after a Federal Hocking fumble, Pauley connected with Hunter Board on a deep ball for a 51-yard score. Pauley finished the night 4-of-6 passing for 76 yards and 89 yards on the ground on 13 carries.

Trevor Hunt had a nose for the ball for the White Falcon defense as he had two interceptions in the first half including his 84-yard pick-six to end the first half, which put the White Falcons up 40-0. Hunt also added 59 yards rushing on nine carries.

Noah Robinson proved again why he is the anchor of the Lancers defense. His interception in the second quarter and his multiple long kickoff returns gave the Lancers great field position, but unfortunately for the Lancers, three Federal Hocking turnovers killed their drives and put the Lancers in a first half hole they couldn’t get out of.

Donnie McCain had a tough start to his night but bounced back in the second half scoring all three of the Lancers’ touchdowns as he finished the night with 148 yards on the ground. He also went 2-of-5 passing for 14 yards and two interceptions.

In the end, Federal Hocking’s early turnovers proved to be costly as they were forced to play from behind the entire game. Fortunately for Federal Hocking, their 24 second half points were the most points they have scored since week one. They’ll look to rebound when they play host to Belpre next week as they fall to 1-3 after the loss on Friday night.

For Wahama, they improve to 2-3. The White Falcons will look to ride their newfound momentum when they travel to Reedsville to take on the Eastern Eagles next week.