West Harrison storms past Bay High

West Harrison coach Tracy Rigers
West Harrison coach Tracy Rigers

Zavion Pride ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns as West Harrison beat Bay High 35-14 on Friday night.

The Hurricanes appeared to have no trouble moving the football against the Tigers as Zavion Pride had open lanes all night, and when he didn’t get the ball, Dalyn Anderson rolled out of the pocket to make plays with his arms and his feet.

The Hurricanes capitalized on a short field following a Bay High fumble at the Tigers’ 30 yard line. On fourth down at the Bay High 20-yard-line, Anderson threw a TD pass for a 7-0 lead.

Three plays later, following a Tigers’ fumble, Ezzie Johnson scored from 19-yards out score to extend the Hurricanes’ lead to 14-0. David Scott kicked his second PAT kick with 5:41 remaining in the first half.

“We never faltered, we’re playing a lot of you kids, so we expected young kids mistakes,” Hurricanes coach Tracy Rogers said. “We’re going to have those (turnovers) playing a lot of sophomores and juniors. We kept the course.

“We kept fighting and kept plugging away. You’ve got five guys up front pounding away. They did a great job up front and we took advantage of it.”

Pride scored on runs of 14 and 65 yards. 14-yarder and the other a 65-yarder. He also added a 72-yard kickoff return for a score to close the game’s scoring early in the fourth quarter.

The Tigers got on the scoreboard late in the second quarter as quarterback Jaylen Wilson ran 57 yards to put the game within reach just before halftime, getting within 14-7.

Pride’s run of 14 yards made it 21-7 after three quarters.

Pride’s 65-yard run extended the Hurricanes’ lead to 28-7 in the fourth.

Vernon Barnes’ 56 yard TD run pulled the Tigers within 28-14. Barnes led the Tigers with 102 rushing yards and TD, followed by Wilson’s 100 yards and score.

But West Harrison ended Bay High’s comeback hopes on Pride’s 72 yard kickoff return TD.

Anderson completed seven passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.