FINAL, MINERS 20, SENATORS 8

Cunningham added a touchdown and Linton took a safety with 4 seconds left to account for the final margin.

3:48, FOURTH QUARTER

Linton punches in what may be the clincher with Mickey Tosti scoring from 3 yards out. MINERS 14, SENATORS 6

END OF THIRD QUARTER

Linton continues to hang onto a tenuous lead entering the final quarter thanks to an Evan Magni interception on West Washington’s first drive after the fumble. MINERS 7, SENATORS 6

6:55, THIRD QUARTER

A sudden reversal of fortunes here as West Washington was inside the Linton 10 when the ball came popping out of the pile and Keith Cunningham returned the fumble 85 yards for a Linton touchdown. Extra point is good. MINERS 7, SENATORS 6

HALFTIME

Fourth-ranked Linton will need to make some adjustments here at the break if they are going to survive this one. Miners aren’t finding anywhere to throw the ball, and all the rushing yardage has been Mickey Tosti up the middle for three yards and a cloud of dust. West Washington has 9 first downs to Linton’s 6. Kaleb Bridges nearly tied the game on the final play of the half when he intercepted Martin Chastain’s pass and pinballed his way inside the 30 before being brought down. SENATORS 6, MINERS 0

5:39, SECOND QUARTER

West Washington on the board first with a 28-yard TD pass after the QB eluded a blitzing corner. SENATORS 6, MINERS 0

END OF FIRST QUARTER

All knotted up after a quarter at Roy Williams Field in Linton, West Washington just missed a 25-yard field goal after driving off its own 7-yard line. MINERS 0, SENATORS 0