Wheeling Park Crushes East Liverpool


The No.2 Wheeling Park Patriots used Friday night's game with East Liverpool at Wheeling Island Stadium as a tune-up for next week's Class AAA showdown at Morgantown (5-1).

The Patriots scored just eight second into the game, on the first play from scrimmage, when quarterback Zach Phillips connected with Eric Banks on a 39-yard TD strike. Phillips completed 8-of-11 passes for 165 yards and three scores.

Senior running back Bryce Ingram ran for 75 yards, on just five carries, and scored a pair of first-half touchdowns. Sophomore Savion Johnson added 50 yards and a touchdown.

The Patriots opened up a 45-0 lead, at half and the junior varsity played the entire second half.

East Liverpool dips to 1-5 on the season.

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