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BEARS OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT AND PREVAIL

Photo Credit: Gary Leininger

CAMPBELL OH – Valley Christian Eagles have a home game at Campbell Memorial high school as they take on the Leetonia Bears. As both teams come into tonight’s contest (1-0).

 Both defenses started off strong as the Eagles would force a fumble and recover it inside Leetonia’s 15-yard line. Eagles running back, Cameron Davenport would take advantage of the Bears turnover and rush for his first touchdown of the night to take the lead 7-0. Leetonia’s next drive they would fumble once again inside the 20-yard line. Davenport would rush into the endzone for his second touchdown to extend their lead 14-0. Leetonia would then answer back later in the 2nd quarter with a Jacob McCool 1-yard rush touchdown and a Marco Ferry 2-point conversion to cut the deficit to 14-8 to end the half.

Coming out of halftime Leetonia would get an onside kick and drive down the field as McCool would score his second touchdown and Ferry with his second 2-point conversion to take their first lead 16-14. Leetonia would kickoff to the Eagles after the score and would strip the ball out and force a turnover. With great field position, the Bears would run the ball down into the red zone as Marco Ferry would rush for his first touchdown and then converting a 2-point conversion to give Leetonia a lead of 24-14. Valley Christian would not be able to get past Leetonia’s strong defense the rest of the game as Leetonia’s Dylan Durick would have two sacks and a fumble recovery to during the game is a key factor in stopping the Eagles offense. As the 4th quarter started Leetonia would get into the endzone for the final time with McCool’s third rushing touchdown and giving Leetonia a victory in a 32-14 game.

Leetonia would advance to (2-0) and take on Lisbon at home next week. Valley Christian will fall to (1-1) as they will travel to Columbiana to take on the Clippers.

*Contributed by YSN’s Derrick Grossen

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