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Lumberjacks Succumb To Bishop Donahue, 35-6

By Staff | Oct 28, 2009

Bishop Donahue continued to position itself for a run at the West Virginia Class A playoffs with a convincing 35-6 victory over the Valley Lumberjacks Oct. 24 on a muddy John Marshall Field.

Despite the 29-point setback, the Lumberjacks showed signs of life at times during the contest. They finished with 135 yards rushing and moved the chains 10 times. Cody Bates provided a major spark for Valley’s offense with 97 yards rushing and the lone ‘Jacks’ touchdown. Junior quarterback Garrett Ueltschy and sophomore Hunter Ring each threaded the needle to Matthew Poling once for 25 yards. Also Cody Scott and Ronald Morris combined to leg out 40 yards on the ground.

On defense, the Lumberjacks’ Billy Streets lassoed 15 Bishops, while adding a quarterback sack and an interception. Scott recorded seven tackles and a QB sack, while Poling, Casey Pingley, and Dave Sivert each recorded six tackles for Valley.

The ‘Jacks look to tangle with Paden City in the Wetzel County version of the “Backyard Brawl” Oct. 30 at Berger Field, with the kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.