The Huntington Huntsmen football team came away with their first win of the 2020 football season, Friday, beating South Point 13-0. Huntington dominated the total yards stats for the game, picking up 214 to only 51 for the Pointers.
The game goes into the books as a Huntington victory, after it was called as an official contest at 9:38 remaining in the third quarter, when lightning storms were headed toward The Shoemaker Athletic Complex for a second time in the game. South Point agreed to the game being "called", after an earlier 45 minute delay at 6:21 of the first quarter.
The Huntsmen controlled most of the game, and actually missed a couple of other scoring opportunities, which included being unable to capitalize on first and goal from the three yard line, and later throwing an interception deep in South Point territory with about 30 seconds to play in the first half.
That is where the tide turned in Huntington's favor on the very next play.
With the ball on their own 23 yard line and less than 30 seconds remaining, the Pointers went to the air- where Huntington's Emory Woods intercepted the pass and returned it to the South Point 12 yard line.
Huntington scored on the next play as quarterback Nick Marion fired a TD pass to Seth McCloskey with 8 seconds remaining in the first half. Madison Ackley's PAT kick gave the Huntsmen a 7-0 lead at halftime.
As it turned out, Huntington would seal the win early in the third quarter, when Marion connected with Seth McCloskey on a 75 yard TD pass for a 13-0 advantage with 9:50 remaining in the period.
Game officials halted the game for the second and final time, just 12 seconds later, when it was seen that more heavy thunderstorms were coming to the area. The game was called as an official contest, in Huntington's favor.
Huntsmen QB Nick Marion connected on 9/19 passing for 160 yards and 2 TD passes.
Huntington improves to (1-8) on the season and South Point falls to (0-8). The Huntsmen will conclude their season on Thursday, October 29th against Portsmouth Notre Dame, and history "Spartans Stadium".
Listen to the WKKJ replay of the game, including our post-game interview with Huntington Coach Scott Keller, in our podcast link found below...