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Valley rushes by Pointers, 61-19

Josh Morrison



SOUTH POINT — Lucasville Valley had their running shoes on and amassed 371 yards on the ground en route to a 61-19 win over the South Point Pointers.

The Indians (5-0) got out to a quick 7-0 lead when Will Howard capped a 10-play, 68-yard drive with a 6-yard run on the first possession of the game.

After a South Point punt, Valley took the quick route to the end zone when Howard found Nate Arnett on the first play of the series for a 32-yard touchdown pass. Ethan Clark Holbrook added the extra point to make it 14-0.

Lucasville Valley would add another touchdown in the first quarter when Brice Jordan found the end zone from 20 yards out. Holbrook added the extra point to give the Indians a 21-0 lead after the first quarter.

South Point (0-5) would get on the board early in the second quarter when James Leonard capped a five-play drive with a one-yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good and the score was 21-6. The touchdown was set up by a 71-yard kickoff return by Josh Browning.

The Indians would increase the lead to 33-6 at the half on a touchdown pass from Howard to Holbrook from 7 yards out, and a Howard 14-yard run.

After a South Point punt to open the second half, Valley increased their lead to 40-6 on a 3-yard run from Nate Arnett. On the ensuing kickoff, a South Point fumble was recovered by the Indians at the Pointers’ 29. Five plays later, Valley increased their lead to 47-6 on a 6-yard pass to Hayden Dunn from Zach Shope.

After a South Point punt, the Indians would mount their longest drive of the game that spilled over into the fourth quarter. Drew Wolford capped the 13-play, 86-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to increase the lead to 54-6.

South Point would get a touchdown run from Gage Townson from nine yards out. Jesse Lien would add the extra point to make the fourth quarter score 54-13.

The Indians would add one more touchdown on a Sam Bashum 42 yard run. Holbrook added the extra point to make the score 61-13.

The Pointers would set the final score at 61-19 on a 65-yard touchdown run from Mason White. White finished the game with 94 yards on three carries.

South Point travels to Fairland next week to open Ohio Valley Conference play.

Lucasville 21 12 14 14 = 61

South Point 0 6 0 13 = 19

First Quarter

LV- Will Howard 6 run (Ethan Clark Holbrook kick) 8:00

LV- Nate Arnett 32 pass from Howard (Holbrook kick) 5:34

LV- Brice Jordan 20 run (Holbrook kick) 0:36

Second Quarter

SP- James Leonard 1 run (kick failed) 10:27

LV- Holbrook 7 pass from Howard (kick failed) 4:06

LV- Howard 14 run (kick failed) 3:05

Third Quarter

LV- Nate Arnett 3 run (Holbrook kick) 8:16

LV- Hayden Dunn 6 pass from Zach Shope (Holbrook kick) 6:32

Fourth Quarter

LV- Drew Wolford 3 run (Holbrook kick) 8:38

SP- Gage Townson 9 run (Jesse Lien kick) 5:40

LV- Sam Bashum 42 run (Holbrook kick) 4:21

SP- Mason White 65 run (kick failed) 3:29

Team Statistics


First downs 27 6

Rushes-yards 43-371 26-110

Passing yards 84 17

Total yards 455 127

Cmp-Att-Int 8-13-0 4-11-0

Penalties-yards 4-46 6-42

Punts-average 0-00.0 4-28.8

Individual Leaders

RUSHING – Lucasville Valley: Nate Arnett 10-82 TD, Brice Jordan 8-79, Will Howard 7-73 2-TD, Sam Bashum 1-42 TD, Drew Wolford 4-22 TD, Brandon Jordan 2-18, Blake Howard 4-15, Alex Loop 1-12, Bryan Rolfe 1-11, Matt Rawlins 2-10, Jordan Delotell 1-5, Zach Shope 1-2;South Point: Mason White 3-94 TD, James Leonard 10-8 TD, Josh Browning 1-7, D’Angelo Palladino 6-2, Gage Townson 6- minus 1 TD.

PASSING – Lucasville Valley: Will Howard 6-8-72 2-TD, Zach Shope 2-2-12 TD; South Point: Gage Townson 4-11-17.

RECEIVING – Lucasville Valley: Dakota Baker Hayden Dunn 3-20 TD, Ethan Clark Holbrook 2-13 TD, Nate Arnett 1-32 TD, Dakota Baker 1-12, Ethan Clark Holbrook 2-13 TD, Zach Shope 1-7; South Point: Josh Browning 2-22, Jacob Perdue 1-2, D’Angelo Palladino 1- minus 7.