|Warriors fall in Week 11
to West Jefferson
For the first time in school history, Adena was playing football in Frankfort in Week 11, but unfortunately for
the Warriors, the West Jefferson passing attack simply proved to be too much. West Jefferson scored on each
of its first four possessions â€“ all as a result of the pass â€“ to open up a 20 point lead early in the second
quarter as the Roughriders rolled to a 40-13 win.
West Jefferson needed less than a minute as it took just three plays to get on the board in the gameâ€™s
opening drive. After a short Adena possession, WJ needed just three plays to get in the end zone again. After
not converting on the first PAT, the Roughriders connected on the second to go up 13-0.
This time Adena responded. After what appeared to be a three-and-out for the Warriors, Coach Paul Thomas
went into his bag of tricks as punter â€“ and quarterback â€“ Kirk Yates found Reid Hutchison on a fake punt
pass for a first down. Hutchison then had a big run down to a goal-to-go situation to setup a Yates to Jacob
Bowdle touchdown. Adena was unable to make good on the PAT, so the West Jefferson lead was 13-6.
At this point, the Adena defense was showing signs of adjusting to the fast pace, WJ offense, but the Warriors
just couldnâ€™t seem to put consecutive plays together. A few flags against the Roughriders helped Adena get
West Jefferson into a third-and-long, but once again it was the WJ passing game that produced a scoring play.
The PAT was no good as the Warriors trailed 19-6.
This would be the score at the end of the first quarter, but by the time the first quarter clock expired West
Jefferson had the ball and was on the move again. Just one minute into the second quarter, the Roughriders
connected on its fourth touchdown pass in as many possessions to go up 26-6.
The Adena offense was unable to answer, but Adenaâ€™s defense did finally record it first stop as Yates
recorded an interception. The Adena offense was unable to capitalize as they were forced to punt it back to the
Roughriders. A short time later, WJ scored for the fifth time in the half â€“ all on TD passes. The point-after
was good as the two teams headed to the break with West Jefferson in complete control at 33-6.
Adena responded on the first drive of the second half. Jarrod Cyrus first sparked Adena with a 16-yard run,
and then on the next play, Hutchison broke loose for a long TD run. Yates added the PAT as Adena was within
20 at 33-13.
The momentum continued for Adena as the Warriors forced the first West Jeff punt of the night.
Unfortunately, Adenaâ€™s offense was three-and-out, and the punt to the Roughriders resulted in great field
position. The Roughriders wasted little time producing another scoring pass play to all but put the game away.
Even with the score getting away from Adena, Hutchison continued to run hard for the Warriors. Playing in his
final high school game, Hutchison unofficially rushed for 202 yards on 28 carries. Unofficially, he finishes his
senior season with 2,542 yards.
The story in this game was West Jefferson quarterback Cody Williams. Williams did most of his damage in the
first half completing 17-of-21 for well over 200 yards and five touchdowns. He finished with 271 yards and