NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. The Magnolia Blue Eagles rushed for six touchdowns and passed for a seventh en route to a 46-6 victory over Barnesville to hand the Shamrocks their fourth consecutive loss.
Magnolia running back Kage Rohde finished the game with 109 yards on seven carries including four rushing touchdowns and a touchdown reception to pace the Blue Eagles (7-1).
As a team, Magnolia finished with 275 yards of rushing on 55 carries.
Rohdes scoring frenzy started on the hosts first play from scrimmage in the opening quarter when he took a hand-off and raced 49 yards to paydirt. The point-after conversion attempt failed, leaving Magnolia with a 6-0 cushion.
Unfortunately for the Rocks (4-5), it was only a preview of things to come as Magnolia scored the next six touchdowns before a tally by Barnesville broke the unanswered scoring run.
The Blue Eagles pushed the lead to 13-0 with 3:55 to play in the first quarter when Kage Rohde pulled in a nine-yard scoring strike from Tyler Hannah, who finished the game completing 4-of-6 pass attempts for 54 yards. The point-after was tallied by Raitmayr.
Magnolia scored its third touchdown with 8:35 to play in the opening half on a one-yard run by Zach Arrick. The point-after kick was again converted by Raitmayr for a 20-0 advantage.
The Blue Eagles wasted little time returning to the end zone on a 14-yard run by Rohde at the 6:39 mark of the second frame. The point-after conversion attempt failed, leaving Magnolia with a 26-0 advantage.
Rhodes next score came with 5:32 on the third quarter clock, after which Raitmayr added the point after to give Magnolia a 33-0 cushion.
A new Blue Eagle, Drew Keller, found his way into the scoring column on Magnolias next possession thanks to a one-yard touchdown plunge at the 4:47 mark of the second quarter. The paint-after attempt was missed, leaving the Shamrocks deficit at 39-0.
The hosts once again scored on a Rohde run to open the second-half scoring. Raitmayr added the point-after kick for a 46-0 advantage.
The lone Barnesville score came with four minutes on the game clock when Isaac McGee found Jacob Anderson for 85 yards and six points. The point-after attempt failed, leaving the hosts with a 46-6 deficit.
The Shamrocks were held to four offensive plays in the second half.
Barnesville struggled with its rushing game, finishing with 16 carries for a negative-four yards. Colton Pritchard led the team with 10 yards on eight carries.
The Rocks completed 3-of-9 pass attempts for 103 yards and the TD.
For Magnolia, Keller added 86 yards on 15 carries and the team completed 3-of-9 pass attempts for 103 yards and one score.
NEXT Barnesville entertains Shadyside in its season finale Friday at 7 p.m.