The Ohio All-Stars used a powerful running game to wear down West Virginia in a 33-14 victory in the 67th Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Charity Football Classic at Wheeling Island Stadium.
The victory snapped a two-game losing streak in the series for Ohio. The Buckeye State leads the all-time series 42-23-1.
Buckeye Local's Josten Dear and Dashaun Lewis of Cambridge each gained over 100 yards and combined for four of the five Ohio touchdowns. Lewis picked up 110 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns. Dear was named the game's MVP, rushed for 140 yards on 22 carries and scored a touchdown.
A pair of first half turnovers helped West Virginia gain a 14-13 halftime lead.
A fumbled punt led to an Aaron Fonner 11-yard touchdown strike to Wheeling Central's Erik Gompers. Wheeling Park's Vondel Bell intercepted Indian Creek's David Kemp and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown.
A turnover by West Virginia led to an Ohio score in the third quarter. Wheeling Park's Lee Peluchette was intercepted by East Liverpool's Marky Thompkins, which turned into Lewis's third score, stretched the lead Ohio to 26-14.
A fumble, recovered by Buckeye Local's Jordan Pergilini in the end zone, completed the scoring.
At halftime, Wheeling Park's Odessa Copney was crowned the 2012 Queen of Queens.