CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's two for two for the South Charleston High football team at its new, on-campus football complex. And for the second time, the outcome was never really in doubt.
After a lopsided win over St. Albans in their Sept. 6 home opener, the Black Eagles again cruised in a 51-14 win over Nitro on Friday night.
Sophomore quarterback Kentre Grier connected on 16 of 21 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns to spark the Black Eagles (3-1) to their third straight win. Nitro dropped to 1-2.
The win is South Charleston's fifth straight in the series, having won the previous four games by a combined 257-67 score.
A.D. Cunningham added 113 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven carries for the Black Eagles.
"We saw on film that A.D. could hit right up the gut on our zone plays and he took it," said SC coach Donnie Mays. "That's what we want. We want nice little paths for the backs so that they don't have to stop and stutter step and look around."
The Wildcats helped the Black Eagles' onslaught with a slew of first-half mistakes as they fell behind 31-0 at the break.
The first came on Nitro's initial possession when SC's Storm Evans blocked a Tyler Barton punt that K.J. Burs recovered in the end zone for a 6-0 lead, just 1:27 into the game.
After moving the ball from its own 35 to the Black Eagles 35 on its second possession, Nitro registered its first turnover when Kevin Forrest intercepted a Barton pass.
Cunningham scored on a 69-yard run two plays later to stretch the lead to 12-0.