Lumberjacks Chop Up HHS
Gavin Streets rushed for 228-yards and a touchdown for the home-standing Valley Lumberjacks on Homecoming night Oct. 11, on Tom West Field in Pine Grove to lead Valley to a 42-6 victory.
It didn’t take Valley long to get on the scoreboard as Streets went the distance on a 62-yard scamper on their third play from scrimmage, while Logan Bassett booted his first of 6-PAT kicks to go up, 7-0 with less than a minute off the scoreboard.
The Hundred Hornets Jacob Kuhn would run back the ensuing kick 20-yards to their own 45-yard line. From their Cody Soles and Bryce Bartrug caught passes, while Bartrug, Dillon Walton, Cody Poe and Logan Norris each added positive yards on the ground inside the Lumberjacks Red-Zone before the Lumberjacks defense stopped the Hornets on downs.
The Hornets defense forced the ‘Jacks to punt on its second possession, and started their second series at their-own 26-yard line. After 2-straight penalties, Norris ran for 15-yards, but would give it right back to the Lumberjacks on downs once more.
The Lumberjacks were their-own worst enemy on their next possession, as Wyatt Dallison got going offensively, but 2-penalties and a player ejected for fighting. However, they would march down the field on a long drive, that ended with a little dipsy-doodle half-back pass from Streets to Bassett for a 15-yard TD early in the second period to take a 14-0 lead.
Another short kick had the Hornets in good field position at midfield. However, a negative run and 2-pass incomplete passes had them punt the ball down to the ‘Jacks 15-yard line to start their next drive. Eighty-five yards later on 13-plays ended with an Abe Satterfield 2-yard touchdown with 3:29 left in the first half and a 21-0 lead.
After yet another short kick that kept the Hornets Cody Soles from doing any damage worked to perfection, as Martin Baker picked it up and ran for 10-yards, but a block in the back pushed the Hornets back to their-own 14-yard line.
However, the Hornets Elijah Geho grabbed a Norris 45-yard bomb to get into Lumberjack territory. Valley was also guilty of pass interference and Hundred was in business. However, time wasn’t on their side and a Norris run was taken down at the one-foot line as the second period ended with the Lumberjacks holding a 21-0 lead at the break.
The Hornets returned the second half kick, but once again they were guilty of a block in the back and started the the third period at their-own 13-yard line. Cody Poe hauled in a 9-yard pass from Norris, but after 2-straight incomplete passes they punted.
Valley started on their own 36-yard line after the punt, and after a 2-yard tackle for loss of yardage by David Derby and Cody Poe, Streets gave his team a new set of downs on a 20-yard run. Facing fourth down after positive runs by Dallison, Saterfield and Streets, Dallison got the first down on a fourth and 1-yard on a 2-yard blast up the middle to the Hornets 3-yard line. From their, Satterfield followed Dallison for the score to give the hosts a 28-0 lead.
Martin Baker returned the ensuring kick to their own 35-after the 20-yard run back. However, Dallison added a sack and Streets picked off a Hundred pass at midfield to get back the pig-skin.
After 7-plays Bassett caught his second TD of the game a 11-yard Satterfield pass to give the hosts a 34-0 lead early in the fourth period.
Soles took the ensuring kick back close to midfield, but couldn’t get anything going and gave the ball back to the ‘Jacks on downs to the ‘Jacks 46-yard line.
From their, Valley gave the ball to their senior linemen Hunter Woods who broke countless tackles and carried a few into the end-zone for a touchdown.
The Hornets would not be denied in their final possession, starting with a long Norris to Soles pass, and ending with a 7-yard TD catch by Baker for all the scoring.
Streets accumulated 228-yards rushing and a touchdown, while Dallison added 28-yards, Satterfield 24-yards and 2 TDs, and Wood 46-yards and a TD. In the air Satterfield completed 1 pass for 11-yards and a TD, while Streets completed a pass for 15-yards and a touchdown.
For the Hornets, Bartrug had 23-yards, Norris 36-yards and Poe 10-yards rushing, while Nortris completed 9-passes for 113-yards and a touchdown and an interception. Receiving, was Geho with 53-yards, Soles 30-yards, and Baker 30-yards.
Defensively, the Lumberjacks Gunner Stillwagner led the way with 7-tackles, Hunter Wood recorded 6-tackles, while David Sell and Logan Bassett each made 5-tackles.
For the Hornets, David Derby made 9-tackles, Poe 8-tackles, while Soles and David Gray each recorded 6-tackles.
The Hornets will entertain Hancock Friday on Homecoming night, while the Lumberjacks will host Frontier with both games kicking off at 7 p.m.