"They have good linebacker play and they just beat us up front pretty bad."
Defensively, the Big Blacks earned another measure of revenge in holding Oak Hill running back Jalen Jones to just 83 yards on 24 carries. Jones entered the contest with 970 yards and torched Point's defense for 325 rushing yards a year ago.
The Big Blacks, who entered the game having only surrendered 225 rushing yards all season, limited Oak Hill to 190 yards on 45 carries. Jarrell Green added 64 yards on 24 totes for Oak Hill.
"Last year we played a cover-3 and our corners played deep," Darst said. "We've made a commitment to change how we played our corners. They're up a little more this year and are able to give us some help with the run.
"Another big difference is the way our defensive ends are playing right now. [Jon Peterson and Brian Gibbs] are just lanky kids that have good range and stretch things out. That's what our defense is supposed to do. We want people to run laterally and get people to the ball."
Peterson added a touchdown for Point on a 30-yard reception from Yates in the third quarter, while Austen Toler closed out the Big Blacks scoring with a fourth-quarter 11-yard run.
Oak Hill scored on a first-quarter 17-yard run by K.K. Goodman and a 6-yard pass in the fourth quarter pass from Deonte Scuggs to Joey Re.
Point is back home next Friday when it hosts Ravenswood in a homecoming contest, while Oak Hill returns home to host Lewis County.
For Souk, the challenge is getting his team to quickly forget about the loss and refocus for next week.
"Just remember, you don't want to have this feeling again," Souk told his players after the contest. "You can't hang your hat on one game. It's either a winning game or a loss. We've just got to get ready and line up to play again next week."