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Early Scores Lead ‘Jacks To Victory Over C-Bees

September 20, 2017
BY BRUCE CRAWFORD - Staff Writer ( , Wetzel Chronicle

Levi Streets ran for more than 100 yards in a quarter and a half, while the Valley defense held off a second-half Clay-Battelle rally, to defeat the Cee-Bees, 29-18, in high school football action in Blacksville on Sept. 15.

Valley quarterback Tyler Kocher scored from 36-yards out on the third play of the game, while teammate Peyton Bassett added the PAT to give the visitors a lead they never relinquished.

After the ensuing kick, the Lumberjacks front line forced a safety, to give Valley a 9-0 advantage in the first quarter of play.

Early into the second stanza, and Clay-Battelle moving the ball through the air, the Lumberjacks' Gavin Streets forced a fumble with a vicious hit that was recovered by Travis Leek. A few plays later Levi Streets took it to the house for a Valley touchdown, with Bassett adding the extra point kick to give Valley a 16-0 lead.

After holding the Cee-Bees in check, Levi Streets added his second touchdown, a 41-yard scamper to give the good-guys a 23-0 lead after another Bassett extra point kick.

Levi would leave the game and wouldn't return because of an injury to his forehead.

Clay-Battelle scored a late second period touchdown on a seven-yard run by Casino to cut the deficit to 23-6 at the break.

Clay-Battelle would score two more times, before the 'Jacks Travis Leek return the ensuing kick-off 85-yards for the final points of the game.

Levi Streets had 105-yards rushing on 10 carries, and two touchdowns, while making nine tackles in a quarter and-a-half to pace the (2-2) Lumberjacks. Kocher piled up 115-yards on 21 carries and a touchdown, while Bassett ran for 66-yards on nine totes. Through the air, Kocher was 1-7 for two yards, with Levi Streets making the catch.

Valley rushed for 274-yards in the game, with 202-yards gained in the first half alone, while Clay-Battelle had 274-yards gained on the ground, with the bulk of it coming in the two middle periods.

Defensively, Travis Leek had nine tackles, and had a fumble recovery, and running back an 85-yard kick-return for a touchdown. Bassett, Jordan Williams and Hunter Woods each made seven tackles, with Williams and Austin Lowe each recovering a fumble.

Lowe, also made six tackles, while Kocher and David Sell both making five stops. Williams and Colby Kinkade each had a QB sack, along with Levi Rux and Bassett each making a quarterback sack. Gavin Streets had an interception and caused a fumble.

"What can I say, our offense chewed up big yardage in the first half, but after losing Levi to an injury, we started to struggle a bit," said VHS Head Coach Logan Miller. "That 85-yards kick-off return for a touchdown helped us a lot, because we couldn't get back on track on offense and that gave us all the momentum we needed to get the win."

After a week off, the Lumberjacks will get back into action as they will host Parkersburg Catholic Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. on Tom West Field.



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