Lumberjacks Stung By Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees, 39-6
The Valley Lumberjacks limped into Cee-Bee territory Friday night and held the Killer Bees in check for the first quarter, but couldn’t withstand the onslaught of Clay-Battelle, 39-6.
It didn’t seem as bad as the score indicated; the ‘Jacks were right with Clay-Battelle in the opening period, giving up only a field goal. However, the Cee-Bees struck for two touchdowns in both the second and third periods to fall behind by 31 points heading into the final period of play.
Turnovers disintegrated any chance the visitors from Pine Grove had as they lost three of four fumbles to help their hosts full advantage of the Lumberjacks misfortune.
The ‘Jacks drove the ball consistently during the game, but each time they came knocking, they would cough it up. They got into decent position to score and the wheels would just fall off.
Clay-Battelle’s defense, as well as the field condition, played a role in the miscues too. When it wasn’t the muddy field conditions it was the Killer Bees chopping down any chance the Lumberjacks would get
After falling behind 39-0 the ‘Jacks put together a nice drive that ended with a Cody Bates seven-yard touchdown. The extra point conversion pass was off its mark and that was the ball game.
Valley was limited to 111 yards on 37 carries, while the rude hosts garnished 285 yards on 40 carries. Cody Scott led the ‘Jacks with 55 yards, while Bates churned 49 tough yards and a touchdown. Ronald Morris was limited to only 16 yards, while Matthew Poling and Casey Pingley netted four and two yards, respectively.
Garrett Ueltschy completed two pass, but only a catch by Scott accounted for any yards, with seven. The Cee-Bees moved the chains 10 times, while the Lumberjacks moved them eight times.
Valley only had two penalties, while Clay-Battelle had seven thrown their way.
Defensively, Valley defensive back Clay Ueltschy led them with 14 tackles, including an interception. Scott added 11 tackles, plus had a quarterback sack. Billy Streets continues to pounce on opposing quarterbacks; he had one, while Garrett Ueltschy and Drew Wade swatted five Bees.
Valley is idle this weekend, but will try to get back to their winning ways against Bishop Donahue Oct. 23 at John Marshall Stadium, with the opening kick at 7:30 p.m.