Trey Streets broke Valley High School's single-game rushing record Sept. 19. And the 'Jacks held Notre Dame's leading rusher to 100 yards. But it was for naught, as the Lumberjacks fell 32-22 in the last five minutes of the game at Fairmont State University's football field.
Both teams scored in the first quarter and the 'Jacks scored again in period two to make it 12-0 at halftime. Peyton Palmer kicked a 22-yard field goal in the third frame, but the Irish also ran it in for a six-point touchdown to narrow Valley's advantage to 15-12.
Streets scored on an 87-yard run and Palmer booted the PAT to give Valley a cozy 22-12 lead in the fourth. However, Notre Dame fired back with a 73-yard scoring drive and scored twice again with score at 22-19 and just over five minutes left in regulation.
"We made several mistakes last in the game that beat us," said Head Football Coach Tom West. "Notre Dame has a good team and I think we are a good team. They made a good comeback."
Valley gained 403 yards of real estate on 50 totes rushing, which outrushed the Irish by 90 yards. Streets was 25-289 and two touchdowns. Kale Lloyd was 6-59 on the ground and Triston Kocher was a -7 in the ground game. The Lumberjacks were 2-6-26 and a touchdown in passing and 2-26 in receiving.
In other significant stats, there was no significant difference. Valley moved the chain 15 times, whereas Notre Dame did so 16 times. The Lumberjacks were flagged three times for 35 yards; ND took the flag four times and lost 35 yards.