Portsmouth West handle cross-town rivals Portsmouth with flying colors< < Back to
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WOUB) — Portsmouth West and Portsmouth squared off Friday night to add to the list of big rivalry games.
This rivalry runs deep. The schools are only separated by five miles, and the Portsmouth West crowd traveled down the road and made sure they showed up in big numbers.
Portsmouth leads this series 6-4 in the last 10 games but Portsmouth West was ready for the hostile environment.
The Senators offense had themselves a great day.
In the first quarter, Quarterback Mitchell Irwin had no problem showing off his electrifying passing skills.
In the first half alone, Irwin went 8 for 12 with 191 yards, 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown which helped put his team up 26 to 0 at the end of the 1st half.
But Irwin did not carry the load by himself. He had help from his running back Ryan Sissel who ran all over the Trojans defense.
Wide receiver Jeffery Bishop also contributed two receptions for 89 yards.
The Senators defense also had a great day and did not let up for majority of the game.
They helped to put their offense in great field position throughout the game by forcing a punt or turnover on downs.
Even though the score shows the Senators offense demolished the Trojans defense they did not give up.
They got a lot of big stops in the 2nd half but it was too little too late.
Just like the Trojans defense, the offense did not give up and even put up a late game score.
Quarterback Tyler Duncan had some good passes and finally was able to throw a touchdown to Reade Pendleton in the 3rd quarter which made the score 26-7.
But he never could really find his groove, he did not complete a pass to his number one target Devon Lattimore, who did not play the 2nd half.
The Senators defense suffocated the Trojans offense which led them on their way to 34-7 victory.