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Ellie Cunningham, shown driving against a defender at Hampshire earlier this season, finished with a hat trick in Jefferson’s 4-1 victory over Musselman last week.

For the second time in the last three weeks, Washington’s football team wound up on the short end of a high-scoring game.

The Patriots tried to hang with Keyser’s Golden Tornado last Friday in Keyser, but suffered a 55-35 loss.

Washington falls to 1-2 on the season.

The Patriots got a pair of touchdowns from senior quarterback Frankie Amore and Thomas Wogan. Amore, who scored a season-high six touchdowns in Washington’s 40-6 win over Berkeley Springs on Friday, Sept. 11, at Washington, scored on runs of seven and 52 yards.

Wogan scored on a 1-yard plunge as well as a 28-yard sprint. He also scored a two-point conversion.

Bryson Fleming broke a 41-yard TD run for the Patriots. Griffin Price kicked three extra points.

Amore continues to carry the load for Washington’s running game. According to statistics posted on Maxpreps, he’s averaging 188.5 yards a game, an average of 9.9 yards per carry. His longest run was good for 75 yards, which came against Berkeley Springs.

Fleming hasn’t carried the ball as much as Amore has, but when he gets the call, he’s responded with authority. Fleming is averaging 94 yards per game.

Through three games, Washington has scored 117 points, allowing 116. That averages out to 39 points a game scored, 38.6 points allowed.

The Patriots have a chance to even their record with a game at winless Hedgesville on Friday at 7 p.m. The Eagles have been outscored 87-3 in its last two games. Hedgesville was held to a field goal last week in a 38-3 home drubbing at the hands of Clay County,

Two weeks ago, the Eagles, who went 0-10 last year, were shut out at Wheeling Park, 49-0. Last year, Washington squeezed out a 34-30 win at home against Hedgesville on Friday, Aug. 29, 2019.

Given the Eagles’ inability to score a lot of points so far this season, and the Patriots’ scoring capabilities, it’s a fairly safe bet the Patriots can even their record. Still, playing on the road against a team with not much to lose can always prove to be a challenge.

No question, Hedgesville is going to go all out in this one. Any kind of a letdown by Washington could be costly.

Girls Soccer

Jefferson 4, Musselman 0

Jefferson ran its record to 4-1, posting another shutout, with a 4-0 win over Musselman on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Ellie Cunningham had a hat trick for the Cougars. She took five shots at goal, and converted all three on-goal situations.

Lorelei Bangit scored one goal for Jefferson. Grace Lochner had two assists.

Keeper Sera Hawley recorded the shutout in goal with two saves.

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