CAMPBELL OH- Valley Christian flexed their offensive muscles Saturday night with a big win over McDonald 53-34.
Both teams came into the night off of some big losses. Valley Christian lost to LaBrae last Saturday 41-21 and McDonald is coming off a loss to Columbiana with an offense that has struggled to find a rhythm in the early part of the season. Joey Battista’s great night for Valley Christian started off with a pass bouncing off the hands of Jhordan Peete and then intercepted by McDonald’s Zach Schobel at the 11-yard line. Logan Hawk needed just one play to run the ball into the end zone and open up the scoring for the Blue Devils. They would go on to put up 31 points, but it was not enough to take down Andy Hake’s Eagles. Turnovers were the story of the night and a scoop and score gave all the momentum to Valley Christian early on and they rolled with it all the way to the finish line never letting up. The Blue Devils defensively were unable to stop the Eagles offense as Valley Christian put up 53 points in route to a dominant victory Saturday night.
Ve’Shaun Gurley and Cam Davenport would show up as the two biggest stars of the night as they combined for 4 total touchdowns. Ve’Shaun Gurley had two of the longest plays of the night getting back-to-back receptions accounting for 98 yards and a touchdown. Cam Davenport collected 3 scores along the way. He scored on the second drive of the game after a Gurley reception inside the redzone setup the offense at the 18 and allowed Davenport to drive in for a score. He wasn’t finished there and went on to collect another rushing touchdown and 2 fumble recoveries, one of which he took 84 yards to the house.
Valley Christian moved to (2-1) on the season and are off to an impressive start. They hit the road next week to start conference play against the (2-1) United Golden Eagles. McDonald is struggling to find their groove this season as they are now (0-3) on the young season and will start MVAC Scarlet play with a visit to the (2-1) Mineral Ridge Rams.
.*Contributed By YSN’s Alek Koberna