William Byrd lost backs L-J Williams and Simeon Horstman in the second half of last week's loss to Northside. The health of those is two paramount for the Terriers who hosted Alleghany tonight at Vinton's Bob Patterson Stadium.
The home team was up 29 to 14 at the half. The Terriers went looking for more. Dylan Kearney got the handoff and found lots of daylight. He had running room for 53 yards to paydirt. Byrd was on top 36 to 14.
Alleghany was looking for an answer. Kendall Kessinger hooked up with Daniel Persinger who made the play at the corner of the endzone for a 35 yard pitch and catch and the Mounties had life at 36 to 20.
But Zac Hill wouldn't be denied. Hill called his own number and made a great effort play, dragging defenders with him on a great gain to set up a touchdown.
It was Hill again from two yards out to give Byrd some breathing room late.
Alleghany was still fighting though. Trent Rust fielded the squib kick and broke free from the pack, going untouched for the score but William Byrd took out Alleghany 50 to 27.