This Friday at 7:00 PM, Waverly (5-2) faces Portsmouth West (7-0). Portsmouth West will be looking to take advantage of a struggling Waverly defense that has allowed an average of 29 points per game.
Waverly went up against Wheelersburg last week. Waverly got first blood with a receiving touchdown in its first drive, but Wheelersburg was able to respond with 27 first-half points. That left Waverly at a 27 - 7 disadvantage. The defense didn't fare much better, allowing 35 points in the second half. The final was a 62 - 20 defeat for Waverly.
As for Portsmouth West, it can now show off four landslide victories after its game last week. It blew past Valley last week 38 - 7. Junior Garrett Hurd deserves a lot of the credit as he earned two touchdowns and 121 yards rushing the ball. Hurd has been a consistent playmaker for Portsmouth West as this was the 7th good game in a row from him.
Portsmouth West is looking to hand Waverly its first back-to-back losses of the season. We'll find out if Waverly can avoid giving it that satisfaction.
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