Senators earn second consecutive victory in battle of Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WOUB) — A week two matchup between the Portsmouth Trojans and the Portsmouth West Senators had a lot of talk between the two teams leading up to this matchup. The Trojans wanted revenge on the Senators, as the year prior West came into Trojan territory and defeated them, 34-7. Revenge and anger were on the Trojans’ minds in this Southern Ohio football classic.

With wet and humid conditions being displayed on the Gridiron, there were a lot of mistakes coming from both sides early. The Trojans on three separate occasions had botched snaps on crucial third downs. That was the name of the game, Who can make fewer mistakes?

Portsmouth West was able to take advantage of a high snap and start an offensive drive deep in Trojan territory, executing the first scoring drive of the game. Quarterback Brody Hall got the Senators on the board right before the end of the first quarter giving them a 7-0 lead.

The Trojans would be able to get a score of their own and some later in the second quarter. Running back Chase Heiland hampered in for the Trojans giving them six, and with a successful two-point conversion the Trojans had the lead going into the locker room at halftime 8-7.

After a low-scoring first half, Portsmouth West’s Junior running back Mason Parker became the star of the show in the second half. Leading the Senators to score 21 unanswered points. Parker finished the night with 15 carries for 140 yards and three touchdowns.

West was able to pull away in the fourth quarter and never look back, defending their home field and winning this crosstown rivalry 31-14