RICHWOOD, W.Va. – It was a rough night for a many high school football programs in the state of Virginia and West Virginia.
Mother Nature was not super kind during the Bath County Chargers (3-0) first ever meeting against the Richwood Lumberjacks as the guy shortly following the opening drive would be delayed for nearly two hours.
Despite the delay Bath County out firing on all cylinders. In a well-balanced offense the Chargers erupted for 47 points in a 47-6 victory over Richwood.
The win for Bath County kept their unbeaten streak going as they reached a goal that the program has not seen in 20 years and that’s a 3-0 start.
Prior to the near two-hour delay, Bath County led by Wyatt Campbell’s three touchdown performance, had put the Chargers up 7-0 on a touchdown pass to Branson Gordon.
Shortly after the game’s first touchdown things took a far left when turn lightning would strike in the area causing the near two-hour delay.
Following the delay, Bath County came and pushed it full throttle as the Chargers erupted for 40 more points en route to a 47-point halftime lead.
Campbell led Bath County with three touchdowns as he threw for 106 yards and added 56 in the ground game.
Also in the rushing-attack was Hunter Waldeck, who ran for 31 yards along with a pair of rushing touchdowns. Meanwhile, Luke Turner also ran for a pair of scores.
Gordon, who scored on the opening drive for Bath County, had reeled in two first-half touchdown receptions and finished with 47 yards. Fellow senior Andrew Turner had 48 yards receiving and touchdown reception. Ethan Bryant added three receptions for the Chargers.
With a trip out of state now in the books, Bath County will now host a West Virginia state school in Meadow Bridge at Carl F. Williams Field in Hot Springs.
The Chargers have its sights set for a 4-0 start to their season which has not been done since 2003 when the team won its first 13 games.