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Ohio Defeats W.Va. 33-14 In All-Star Game

By Staff | Aug 1, 2012

The Ohio OVAC All Stars ended their two-game slide in the Rudy Mumley Charity Classic with a 33-14 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers Sunday.

Ohio pulled out to a 13-0 advantage, but the Mountaineers raced back with 14 unanswered points to take a 14-13 lead at the break.

Magnolia High School’s Anna Haught started the halftime ceremonies off by winning the Queen of Queens Miss Congeniality award, before Wheeling Park’s Adessa Copney won the Queen of Queens crown.

Members of the Rudy Mumley 10-year reunion were recognized in the fourth quarter. Magnolia had two former players present, Joe Weaver and Drew Mason. Unable to make it was Joe Blatt and Cassie Castranova. Blue Eagle Head Coach Mark Batton was also recognized as the 2011 West Virginia 2011 Coach.

The Ohio offense scored 14 second-half points, while its defense held West Virginia to only 99 total yards in the game. The Ohio team’s offense was led by Buckeye Local’s Josten Dear, who accounted for 152 yards and a tally on 24 carries, en route to receiving the Most Valuable Player Award. Cambridge product Dashaun Lewis followed with 114 yards and three touchdowns.

The West Virginia defense gave up 317 yards rushing and four touchdowns, but finished with only 39 yards and an interception through the air. However, Blue Eagle gridder Jayson Keller held his own. He paced West Virginia with double-digit tackles and hauled in two Ohio turnovers off fumbles.