CAMPBELL, OH- It was a rough night for the Columbiana Clippers and company, however for Valley Christian not so much. Led by senior QB Joey Battista, the Eagles got off to a good start and found themselves up at half 14-6. The second half saw more of the same from Valley Christian which consisted of big runs from Cameron Davenport and Ja’Sean Lindsey.
On the defensive side of things, Junior Jon’Trell Mixon was a force all night long for the eagles. Racking up nearly 10+ tackles by halftime alone, Mixon would not be denied. Mixon picked up multiple sacks, a blocked punt, and led the team in tackles. The big 6’4” 235lb Junior will be most definitely be a name to watch all season long. The major turning point in the game was on the punt block by Mixon, which was scooped up by Camden Cecil-Cox and taken 23 yards out into the endzone to give Valley Christian a 21-6 lead.
VehShun Gurley would haul in a touchdown pass from the arm of Cam Davenport that made the score 28-14.
Valley Christian gets it done tonight by a score of 35-20.
Columbiana will ramp up for East Palestine, while Valley will prep for Southen at home next Saturday night.
*Contributed by YSN’s Jake Sylak