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VALLEY SOARS HIGH IN WEEK ONE

MAHONING VALLEY SPORTS

CAMPBELL OH- Andy Hake and the Valley Christian Eagles came out victorious in their first game of the season in the battle of John KnapickField. They took down their in-stadium rival Campbell Memorial 47-7. Andy Hake now moves to 8-3 as head man of the Eagles while Andrew King falls to 1-10 with Campbell.

 

The game started out well for Campbell as David Moore was finding his receivers well going 3/6 on the first drive before stalling out after they crossed the 50. Valley Christian would then get the ball on the Campbell side of the 50 thanks to a low snap forcing the Campbell punter Anthony Kindinis to accidentally place his knee on the ground prior to the punt. Valley capitalized off of the momentum driving it 44 yards on the ground and scoring the first touchdown of the season.

 

Campbell’s defense kept Valley Christian in check for the entirety of the first half allowing only 14 points, forcing Valley to be 1/9 on third down, and holding the V.C. passing game to 2/6. One of the two completions came on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jhordan Peete to VeShun Gurley with less than a minute to go in the half after Campbell turned the ball over on downs at midfield.

 

The second half is where Valley took control of the game posting 26 of their 47 points. A 1-yard TD run by Ja’SeanLindsey setup by back-to-back Gurley receptions to put them in the redzone would open the scoring in the second half. Campbell answered right back with a 27-yard touchdown pass from David Moore which would end up as their only score of the night. V.C. got the ball at their own ten and immediately struck big as the 6’4 beast Jon’Trell Mixon took the entire defense with him as he took the ball 78 yards on one play out of the wildcat. Penalties backed Valley up before Jhordan Peete wheeled out to his left and found Gurley in the endzone for another touchdown. Valley’s defense then got their name called on one of the biggest plays of the game as Jon’Trell Mixon out of his defensive end spot would jump into the air and steal a bullet pass from David Moore out of the air and return it for a pick-six which would just about seal the game in the third quarter.

 

Campbell Memorial looked sound on both sides of the ball in the first half, but they were unable to keep pace with the incredible athletes on the side of Valley Christian. A great effort from both teams created a lopsided, but entertaining game to watch. Valley Christian will hit the road next Friday to take on the (0-1) Vikings of LaBrae. Meanwhile Campbell will play host again next week as the (1-0) Rockets of Lowellville come to town.

 

Stats provided by Valley Christian Athletics and HUDL

Campbell Memorial Red Devils Stats:

Passing:

David Moore: 12/33, 149 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT, Longest Pass – 27 yards
Adyn Vazquez: 1/3, 7 yards

Rushing:

David Moore: 4 car, -9 yards, Longest Run – 5 yards
Rest of Team: 18 carries, 70 yards, Longest Run – Jamal Henderson – 15 yards

Receiving:

Michael Koullias: 1 rec, 11 yards
Christos Davis: 1 rec, 7 yards
Rest of Team: 11 rec, 136 yards, 1 TD

 

Valley Christian Stats:

Passing:

Jhordan Peete: 5/9, 130 yards, 2 TD, Longest Pass – 50 yards
Jon’Trell Mixon: 2/4, 21 yards, Longest Pass –  13 yards

Rushing:

Jon’Trell Mixon: 6 car, 118 yards, Longest Run – 74 yards
Ja’Sean Lindsey: 10 car, 73 yards, 2 TD, Longest Run – 32 yards
Jon’Qual Pabellon: 4 car, 14 yards, 1 TD, Longest Run – 7 yards

Receiving:

VeShun Gurley: 3 rec, 111 yards, 2 TD, Longest Rec – 50 yards
Jon’Trell Mizon: 1 rec, 23 yards
Tyree Washington: 1 rec, 8 yards

Defensive:

Jon’Trell Mixon: 1 INT, 1 TD, 1 Solo, 4 AST
Tyree Washington: 1 INT
Phillip Spradley: 3 TK, 1 TFL
*Contributed By YSN’s Alek Koberna

 

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