Capital dominates South Charleston in Wendy's Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week
CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
The No. 7 Capital Cougars (7-2) dominated the South Charleston Black Eagles (3-6) on senior night in our Wendy's Friday Night Rivals Game of the Week presented by the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute.
Capital got the scoring started early when junior quarterback Kerry Martin Jr. connected with Anthony Pittman from 11 yards out. A missed point after would give Capital a 6-0 lead.
Towards the end of the first quarter, South Charleston was looking to answer Capital's score. Facing a third down, the Black Eagles dropped back to pass, by Kyle Hoover slammed freshman quarterback Shyleik Kinney to the turf.
In the second quarter, Martin dropped back to pass, was able to spin out of a tackle and get out of the pocket all while keeping his eyes downfield. He ran all the way to the right sideline and fired a pass down field and found Jay Fannin in the endzone to give Capital a 13-0 lead.
Two minutes later, Capital had the ball once again. Martin faked a handoff and fired a deep pass and found Quisean Gray who madethe catch at the 29 yard line and outran the South Charleston defense for the score putting the Cougars up 20-0.
With a 20 point lead, Capital's defense began to flex its muscle.
On South Charleston's next possession, Kinney tried to complete a screen pass, but Capital linebacker Uriah Carvens read it all the way, picked it off and ran it all the way back, giving Capital a 27-0 lead.
After getting the ball back late in the second, South Charleston's Kinney heaved up a pass and Samahji Simon went up with two Capital defenders and made the catch and then raced all the way to the South Charleston 11 yard line.
Just a few plays later, Kinney connected with D.Q. Watkins who made an acrobatic, juggling, one handed touchdown catch.
Capital would block the extra point.
It would not take Capital long to answer right before going into halftime. Withh :33 left in the half, Martin dropped back and fired a deep pass and hit Chance Knox in stride for a 39 yard touchdown.
The Cougars led 34-6 at halftime.
Capital would continue to pour it on in the second half.
Midway through the third quarter, Martin connected with K.J. Figures for his fifth passing touchdown of the game, giving Capital a 41-6 lead.
Martin Jr. would then find Anthony Pittman for his sixth touchdown pass of the game, giving Capital a 48-6 lead.
On South Charleston's next possession, disaster stuck again.
Kinney dropped back and looked to swing a screen pass out to the left and Uriah Carvens picked it off and returned it for a touchdown for his second pick-six of the game.
It would be a victorious senior night for Capital as the Cougars crushed their Kanawha County rival 55-6.
With 210 passing yards and 6 touchdowns, Martin Jr. was named the Five Star Chevrolet Player of the Game.
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