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VALLEY PREVAILS IN BATTLE OF THE EAGLES

PHOTO CREDIT: MAHONING VALLEY SPORTS

CAMPBELL, OH- It took a month of battling on the road to finally make it home to Campbell Memorial Stadium, but home truly was sweet for Valley Christian in a 36-17 statement victory over EOAC opponent, United.

Valley Christian would get on the board first with a Jordan Peete 8-yard scramble into the endzone to take a 6-0 lead.  However, United wouldn’t waste much time bouncing back as Luke Courtney would connect with Grant Knight in the corner of the endzone from 10-yards away, and tack on the point after to make it 7-6, United.

The second stanza would bring us some old-school EOAC smashmouth football as Jon’Trell Mixon would power his way in from 3 yards out, to give VC the lead back at 14-7 with the two-point conversion.

United’s next scoring drive would stall out at the 12-yard line, but one of the area’s top kickers Luke Courtney showed that he’s multi-dimensional with a 29-yard boot through the uprights to cut the lead to 14-10.

Ja’Sean Lindsey would shake off an early lower body injury right before the half to cap off a long Eagle drive, and punch it in with a stiff-arm fueled touchdown run to extend the Valley lead at 20-10 going into the locker room.

From there, Lindsey would add another score in the third frame from a yard out to increase the lead, and the back breaker would come shortly after as the Eagles would pick up a United fumble and return it 42 yards back to the house to complete their scoring at 36-10.

United would add on one more score in the fourth quarter with a Luke Courtney strike from 32-yards out, and would try to put together a historic final frame, but the effort ultimately came up short as time ran out.

Jordan Peete managed the offense with poise, going 5/11 through the air for 65 yards and a pick, but had 12 carries for 70 yards and a score.  Ja’Sean Lindsey led all performers with 17 carries that resulted in 130 yards and a pair of trips to the endzone, as will as a two-point conversion.  Jon’Trell Mixon had four touches and 16 yards on the night that featured a tuddy, and a conversion as well.

Luke Courtney continued to impress with a 12/24 performance under center with 118 yards, two scores and a turnover.  He also chipped in a field goal and two extra points for the Eagles.

United was held to only 68 rushing yards on the night, while Valley ran for 226 big ones.

Valley Christian (4-0) now turns their attention to Lisbon at home next Saturday, while United (3-1) will return home to take on Leetonia.

 

Postgame Interview With Ja’Sean Lindsey:

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