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‘Jacks Slain By Dragons

By Staff | Sep 7, 2011

VHS?Lumberjacks take to the field.

The Valley Lumberjacks scored the first six points of the game, but the Cameron Dragons held on to score 37 unanswered points to even its record to 1-1, while Valley fell to 0-2.

The Lumberjacks’ top rusher, Casey Pingley, had his moments. But, the Dragons held him to 76 yards on 21 carries. He caught one pass for positive yards to pace Valley offensively. Drew Wade followed with 10 yards rushing and caught Valley’s lone touchdown from Hunter Ring for 31 yards.

Defensively, Spencer Mason paced the ‘Jacks with 10 tackles, while Ring and TC Long teamed with 15 tackles. Chase West had an interception, while Ring, Clay Ueltschy, Daniel Sell, and Long each sacked the Dragon quarterback.

“Our young kids are just worn out, playing both ways offensively and defensively,” said Assistant Coach Jim West. “We realize that we need to bring in more subs and players like Sell, Pete Shaw, Luke Martin, and Jake Wells. So many of are players don’t go both ways and have a little in the tank in the second half.”

The Lumberjacks will host Hundred Friday, Sept. 9, at Tom West Field in Pine Grove at 7:30 p.m.

As a sign of respect to victims lost on 9/11, there will be no admission charged to that game. Both the Valley and Hundred bands will play patriotic music and there will be a gun salute. In addition, taps will be played for all American fallen veterans. The Pine Grove American Legion Post will be on hand for the ceremonies.

To help commemorate this event, the Lumberjack players, coaching staff, and band members will wear camouflage pattern shirts and jerseys. There will also be camouflage shirts available for purchase at the game and other activities are being planned.

Valley and Hundred schools welcome the surrounding communities to come and participate in the program. Any persons that are in or have been in the military are urged to be recognized at the game. They are welcomed to dress in their uniforms for this recognition that they truly deserve for keeping our freedom alive.