The No.2 Wheeling Park Patriots used Friday night's game with East Liverpool at Wheeling Island Stadium as a tune-up for next week's Class AAA showdown at Morgantown (5-1).
The Patriots scored just eight second into the game, on the first play from scrimmage, when quarterback Zach Phillips connected with Eric Banks on a 39-yard TD strike. Phillips completed 8-of-11 passes for 165 yards and three scores.
Senior running back Bryce Ingram ran for 75 yards, on just five carries, and scored a pair of first-half touchdowns. Sophomore Savion Johnson added 50 yards and a touchdown.
The Patriots opened up a 45-0 lead, at half and the junior varsity played the entire second half.
East Liverpool dips to 1-5 on the season.