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Cee-Bees Sting ’Jacks, 28-18

September 19, 2018
BY BRUCE CRAWFORD - Staff Writer (bcrawford@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

The Valley Lumberjacks welcomed the Clay-Battelle Cee-Bees to Tom West Field Sept. 14, and couldn't contain the Cee-Bees' Nathan Swaniger who scored touchdown runs of 82, 20 and 60 yards, as well as a 65-yard touchdown kick-off return to help his team defeat Valley, 28-18.

Meanwhile, the Lumberjacks got scoring runs by Ethan Fluharty, Colby Kinkade, and Abe Satterfield and had one more yard rushing than the Cee-Bees with 201 yards, while moving the chains 16 times to only seven for Clay-Battelle. However, the Lumberjacks couldn't pull the trigger when it counted.

It all started in the Lumberjacks' first series. After taking the opening game kick-off, the 'Jacks went right to work at mid-field with two straight first downs; on their sixth play they fumbled the ball, and Clay-Battelle recovered at its 18 yard line.

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Valley’s Colby Kinkade (with ball) gets the Lumberjacks on the board with a touchdown run.

It took only one play for the Cee-Bees' Swaniger to run 82 yards for his first of three touchdown runs.

On Valley's next series, the Lumberjacks again returned to Cee-Bees territory, but Clay-Battelle would stop Valley at the Bees' 35 yard line on downs.

Valley would settle down and force Clay-Battelle on three and out, forcing a punt. Once again the Lumberjacks would get the ball in good position at the 39-yard line. The combination of Ethan Fluharty, Gavin Streets and Abe Satterfield moved the ball with ease all the way down to the three yard line. It was there the 'Jacks brought in 5-11, 300 lb. Colby Kinkade who punched it in for the equalizer after the failed two-point conversion attempt with 7:38 showing on the second period clock.

The Cee-Bees started their next drive at the 23-yard line after a block in the back Clay-Battelle penalty, and for the second straight time, the Lumberjack defense forced a three and out and got the ball back in good field position at the 43-yard line with five minutes remaining in the first half.

Neither team could put it in to the end-zone the rest of the period with Clay-Battelle getting the ball back first to start the second half. The Cee-Bees started their first drive of the second half at the 35-yard line, and for the fourth straight time, held Clay-Battelle on a three-and-out.

Valley started its first drive in the third period at the 38-yard line, and once again went down the field picking up first down after first down, but once again the drive stalled at the Cee-Bees' 30-yard line with 7:54 left in the period.

Swaniger would add two touchdowns in the period on runs of 20 and 60 yards to push the Clay-Battelle advantage to 22-6. Valley would add a touchdown late in the third on Fluharty's three-yard touchdown run to close the gap to 22-12.

However, Swaniger did his thing once more, returning the ensuing kick 65-yards to make the scoreboard read 22-12 in the fourth quarter.

The Lumberjacks would score their last touchdown on a Satterfield 45-yard scamper for the final points of the game.

Fluharty paced the 230-yard Valley rushing with 96 yards and a touchdown, while Satterfied added 66 yards and a touchdown. Streets tacked on 67 yards, while Kinkade finished the ground game with three yard and a score. Streets caught four Satterfield passes for 68 yards, while Satterfield caught five Streets passes for 31 yards.

Defensively, Gunner Stillwagner made nine stops, while Hunter Wood made five tackles, with 2.5 quarterback sacks. In addition, Wyatt Dallison recorded three tackles and had a sack, while George Brown took down four Cee-Bees and had a half a sack.

The Lumberjacks will try to recover Friday against the Beallsville Blue Devils, with kick-off scheduled at 7 p.m.

 
 
 

 

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