Jadon Hayes's gave Huntington (W.Va.) High a lead it never relinquished with a 31-yard touchdown run. On the play, North Carolina pledge Billy Ross reached the second level and pancaked a linebacker to help Hayes bolt towards the end zone nearly untouched.
Huntington went on to defeat Hurricane (W.Va.), a fellow Class AAA playoff contender, 24-13. The win pushes the Highlanders to 6-2.
With Ross anchoring the O-line, Hayes rushed for 119 yards on the night. That was significant, because starting quarterback Luke Zban left the game in the second quarter with a concussion.