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Lucasville Valley blanks South Point

LUCASVILLE — Lucasville Valley had an offensive explosion in a 45-6 rout of the South Point Pointers.

Valley’s offense was led by quarterback Zach Utley who threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns.

“We had good intensity to start the game forcing them to punt, but Lucasville Valley had a good scheme tonight,” South Point coach Doug Shilot said. “(Lucasville Valley) was able to find some things and exploited us with those plays.”

After both teams traded punts to open the game, Valley’s Tyler Keller set the Indians up at the South Point 37-yard line after a 24-yard punt return. Four plays later, David Shultz found the end zone from 5 yards out. Evan Richard added the extra-point and the score was 7-0 with 4:08 to go in the first.

After a South Point punt, Valley extended the lead to 14-0 when Utley found Zach Bukiewicz who weaved his way through the South Point defense for a 62-yard touchdown with 0:49 to go in the first.

After a 49-yard South Point punt, the Indians started the next drive at their own 19-yard line. Ten plays later, Utley threw his second touchdown pass of the half when he found Blake Yates on a screen pass and Yates broke several tackles on his way to a 29-yard score.

The conversion failed and the score was 20-0 with 5:41 to go in the half. The drive covered 81-yards in 10-plays.

The Valley defense would again force a South Point punt, and this time the Indians would get a quick score. On the first play, Yates found the end zone from 45-yards out. Richard added the extra-point, and the halftime score was 27-0.

South Point (0-5) got its only score of the night on a 7-yard run by Kyle Dickess. Dickess finished 3 of 5 passing for 61 yards and added 38 yards rushing.

Doug Dillon finished with 41 yards on nine carries for the Pointers.

South Point 0 0 0 6 = 6

Lucasville 14 13 10 8 = 45

First Quarter

LV- David Shultz 5 run (Evan Richard kick) 4:08

LV- Zach Bukiewicz 62 pass from Zach Utley (Richard kick) 0:49

Second Quarter

LV- Blake Yates 29 pass from Utley (kick failed) 5:41

LV- Blake Yates 45 run (Richard kick) 3:11

Third Quarter

LV- BJ Coleman 63 pass from Utley (Richard kick) 11:02

LV- Evan Richard 24 Field Goal 7:08

Fourth Quarter

SP- Kyle Dickess 7 run (run failed) 8:26

LV- Josh Stewart 6 run (Tony Ward run) 3:19

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SP LV

First downs 10 17

Rushes-yards 40-101 36-234

Passing yards 61 199

Total yards 162 433

Cmp-Att-Int 3-7-0 7-9-0

Penalties-yards 3-20 5-36

Punts-average 5-33.2 1-20.0

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Individual Leaders

RUSHING—South Point: Doug Dillon 9-41, Kyle Dickess 16-38, Brandon Hedrick 3-12, Will Hill 1-11, Larry Brandon 3-8, Adam Muncy 2-7, Tevin Mitchell 1-1, Austin Mahjer 5- minus 17; Lucasville Valley: Tony Ward 6-52, Alex Holcomb 7-50, Blake Yates 2-49 TD, David Shultz 4-27 TD, Zach Utley 3-17, Luke Keller 4-13, Josh Stewart 2-10 TD, Tyler Rowe 3-6, Brice Crabtree 3-4, Zach Bukiewicz 2-4.

PASSING—South Point: Kyle Dickess 3-5-61, Austin Mahjer 0-2-0; Lucasville Valley: Zach Utley 7-9-199.

RECEIVING—South Point: Matt Button 1-28, Greg Taylor 1-25, Josh Hamm 1-8; Lucasville Valley: Zach Bukiewicz 2-75, BJ Coleman 1-63, Blake Yates 2-43, Alex Holcomb 1-18.