Valley runs past Rock Hill

Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, September 2, 2008

PEDRO — When opportunity knocked, the Lucasville Valley Indians answered.

The Indians answered to the tune of a 41-13 win Friday over the Rock Hill Redmen.

“They would make a play and we never would bounce back from it. When they had opportunities, they would take advantage of it,” said Redmen coach Todd Knipp.

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The first opportunity to present itself was a punt return and Tyler Evans ran back the punt 72 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and it was 7-0.

From the point on, the Indians ran 36 times for 237 yards as they improved to 2-0 on the season.

Evans had 100 yards on 10 carries and quarterback Zach Utley added 72 yards on six tries. Utley also hit 9-of-13 passes for 117 yards to give the Indians 354 total yards.

Rock Hill had 256 total yards with 129 coming through the air as Will McCollister connected on 6-of-19 attempts with a touchdown. Corey Bamer ran nine times for 42 yards and Coty Davis added 38 yards on seven attempts.

After Evans’ punt return, Rock Hill answered with a 32-yard pass play from McCollister to Josh Malone and it was 7-6.

“I was pleased to see us answer after the punt return. The big thing that hurt us was the second (Valley touchdown). We had a 60-yard touchdown pass that was called back. We didn’t get anything going after that,” said Knipp.

But Utley scored on a 17-yard keeper and Brice Crabtree added a 1-yard run just before the half and it was 21-6.

Lucasville Valley blew the game open with three touchdown runs in the third quarter. David Schultz ran 1-yard, Evans bolted 47 yards for a score, and Tyler Rowe added a 6-yarder.

“In the third quarter we got the ball down to the 10 and couldn’t score and then we forced a turnover and couldn’t capitalize,” said Knipp.

Davis capped the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Lucasville Valley 7 14 20 0 = 41

Rock Hill 0 6 0 7 = 13

First Quarter

LV — Tyler Evans 72 punt return (Evan Richard kick)

Second Quarter

RH – Josh Malone 32 pass from Will McCollister (kick failed)

LV – Zach Utley 17 run (Richard kick)

LV – Brice Crabtree 1 run (Richard kick)

Third Quarter

LV – David Shultz 1 run (Richard kick)

LV – Tyler Evans 47 run (Richard kick)

LV – Tyler Rowe 6 run (kick failed)

Fourth Quarter

RH – Coty Davis 3 run (Mitchell Davenport kick)



First downs 17 19

Rushes-yards 36-237 37-127

Passing yards 117 129

Total yards 354 256

Cmp-Att-Int 9-13-0 6-19-0

Fumbles-lost 2-2 3-2

Penalties-yards 7-80 6-30

Punts-average 1-40.0 4-32.5


Individual Leaders

RUSHING-Lucasville Valley: Tyler Evans 10-100, David Shultz 5-26, Brice Crabtree 5-18, Zach Utley 6-72, Zach Bukiewicz 1-minus 4, Tyler Rowe 4-15, Luke Keller 3-10, Justin Linne 1-minus 1. Rock Hill: Corey Bamer 9-42, Josh Malone 12-29, Steve Lewis 5-22, Will McCollister 2-minus 12, C.J. Justice 1-4, Coty Davis 7-38, Jesse Lyons 1-4.

PASSING-Lucasville Valley: Zach Utley 9-13-0 117. Rock Hill: Will McCollister 6-19-0 129.

RECEIVING-Lucasville Valley: Alex Holcomb 4-52, Zach Bukiewicz 2-34, Tyler Evans 3-31. Rock Hill: Mitchell Davenport 4-67, Josh Malone 1-32, C.J. Justice 1-30.

MISSED FIELD GOALS: Mitchell Davenport, Rock Hill, 28.