‘Jacks Shut-out Dragons
With five seconds remaining in the first half, Valley Lumberjack quarterback Trey Streets connected with Tucker Cain on a five-yard touchdown and never looked back in handing the home-standing Cameron Dragons a 23-0 shutout Sept. 5.
Neither team did much for most of the first half.
However, after the final play of the first half and for the entire second half, it was all Valley. Streets scored on a 16-yard scramble in the third and Peyton Palmer took it in for a one-yard plunge in the fourth. Palmer also kicked successful points-after.
The Lumberjack defenders played an outstanding game. They scored the last points on a safety, while keeping the Dragons’ 6’10 quarterback on the ropes all night – sacking him six times and intercepting him once. The Dragon quarterback was only 3-14 for 35 yards, as the Valley defense also came away with three Cameron fumbles.
Offensively, the ‘Jacks rushed for 209 yards on 48 touches, while Cameron accounted for 95 yards on the ground. Streets finished with 149 yards rushing on 17 carries, while Palmer rushed for 49 yards and a score.
Kale Lloyd added 15 yards, while Tyler Kocher tacked on five yards. Through the air, Streets connected with Cain four times for 58 yards and a TD, while Taylor Bates hauled in two passes for 25 yards. Hayden Lancaster grasped three Street passes for 24 yards, while Joey Preat snatched one for 10 yards.
The Lumberjacks moved the chains 11 times to seven moves for Cameron. The Lumberjacks were guilty of 10 penalties for 83 lost yards, while the Dragons lost 44 yards on seven penalties.
“We got to clean up the penalties,” said Lumberjack Head Coach Shane Highley. “I like the aggressiveness, but we got to know the fine line and we were just a little bit over it.”
Defensively, Lloyd had a monster game for the Lumberjacks, with six quarterback sacks, giving him eight for the season. He also forced two fumbles recovered by Dusty Lowe and made double-digit tackles. Also the ‘Jacks defensive line had a safety and Hayden Lancaster made an interceptions
The Lumberjacks will make the trip to Tygarts Valley Friday, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.