HURLEY, Va. – Guner Flores completed 7-of-11 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns as Van picked up a 36-13 road victory over Hurley at The Cliff.
Shaun Booth caught five balls for 92 yards and two touchdowns and Nick Chambers had a 30-yard touchdown reception for Van. Byron Stewart rushed for 52 yards and a touchdown while Brady Green ran for 48 yards and one score. Flores also had a rushing touchdown.
Stewart led Van with 11 tackles on defense while Green contributed eight stops and Flores seven tackles.
“We were able to spread the ball around both running and passing,” Van coach Mark Agosti said. “Defense played well.”
Van overcame a slow start lead 12-0 after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs extended the lead to 29-0 at halftime and led 36-0 after three quarters of play before Hurley scored 13 fourth quarter points.
“We didn’t play well in the first quarter, we had several penalties and poor execution,” Agosti said. “We arrived late and didn’t have a lot of time for pregame activities, but we settled in and played better.”
Tanner Atkins rushed 134 yards and one touchdown while Caden Mullins added a rushing touchdown for the Rebels, who rushed for 215 yards on the night. Defensively Hurley was led by Will Layne with 11 tackles and one quarterback sack.
Hurley falls to 1-6 with the loss. The Rebels return to action Friday night when they host the Montcalm Generals.
“Hurley is a scrappy team,” Agosti said. “Those kids play hard.”
Van, ranked 17th in the latest West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission Class A playoff ratings, will host Buffalo Friday night at Herschel Jarrell Field.
“Buffalo is a quality opponent and probably the best 3-4 team in the state,” Agosti said. “Their schedule is brutal and we will have to play perfect ball to have a chance to win.”