‘Jacks Get Stung By Cee-Bees, 35-6
The Valley Lumberjacks drove the opening kickoff down the field against Clay-Battelle Oct. 10 and scored on a 11-yard run by senior Coleman Ueltschy, but it didn’t hold up as the Cee-Bees stung Valley 35-6.
After the Valley TD, Clay-Battelle did the same and tied the score. But, the ‘Jacks went right to work and drove 65 yards to the 20 yard line. However, a interception in the end zone stopped the drive and the ‘Jacks came away empty handed.
After another long drive, the ‘Jacks had to punt. But on this punt, the Cee-Bees went the distance and took the wind out of the Lumberjack sails.
“We just can’t figure our team out,” said Assistant Coach Jim West. “We look good moving the ball and play well on defense. But, after a mistake, we just can’t get back on track. We are playing a lot of younger and inexperienced kids and we hope that it pays off in the long run.”
Coleman Ueltschy paced the Lumberjacks with 68 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Ronald Morris netted 60 yards and Matt Poling garnered 20.
In the passing department, Garrett Ueltschy connected on 3-6 passes for 44 yards and had one picked off. Poling received three for three passes.
The Cee-Bees rushed for 205 yards, but their 6-6 for 97 yards through the air hurt the ‘Jacks at crucial times on third down and two and long situations.
Valley will play at Wirt County Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. before finishing the season with home games on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, with Bishop Donahue and Paden City, respectively.