Hornets post big numbers for big win over Indians

Published 3:14 am Saturday, September 2, 2017

Coal Grove Hornets’ tight end Jeb Jones (5) hauls in a touchdown pass against Lucasville Valley during Friday’s non-league game. The Hornets won 38-20 to go 2-0 on the season. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Gearhart)

Jim Walker



COAL GROVE — A lot of yards equals a lot of points.

The Coal Grove Hornets amassed 436 total yards including 307 on the ground as they rolled past the Lucasville Valley Indians 38-20 on Friday.

Coal Grove quarterback Nate Harmon and running back Kyle Sites did the bulk of the damage offensively.

Harmon was 7-of-14 passing for 129 yards and two touchdowns while also running seven times for 74yards and a score.

Sites was the workhorse with 25 carries for 150 yards and caught a touchdown pass.

The Hornets defense limited the Indians to just 48 net yards rushing. They did manage to complete 7-of-18 passes for 152 yards to give them 200 total yards for the game.

Valley used a 32-yard interception return by Gabe Streeter and Cayton Ruby’s conversion kick to take a 7-0 lead with 5:40 left in the first quarter.

The Hornets came back with a 69-yard, 8-play drive the culminated on a 20-yard scoring pass from Nate Harmon to Jeb Jones. Kyle Sites ran for the conversion and it was 8-7 with 9:49 on the second quarter clock.

Valley answered with a 67-yard, 6-play drive that also ended on a pass play as Andrew Andronis hit Tanner Spradlin with a 26-yard toss and Ruby’s kick had the Indians up 14-8.

Coal Grove came right back to tie the bam on a 26-yard scoring pass from Harmon to Sam Angelo with just 28 seconds left in the half. The play capped a 65-yard, 8-play march.

The Hornets got the ball right back and struck quickly as Harmon and Sites clicked on a 48-yard scoring pass with 10 seconds to go. Harmon ran for the conversion and it was 22-14 at the half.

The Hornets used another long drive as they went 69 yards in eight plays to score with 6:40 left in the third quarter. Harmon rambled 35 yards for the touchdown and he also ran for the conversion.

The Indians (0-2) cut the deficit to 30-20 with 6:49 to play on a 49-yard pass from Andrew Shope to Streeter. The conversion pass failed.

But the Hornets went on a 51-yard, 8-play march that ended on a 4-yard scoring run by Kimo Baldwin with 2:05 left. Workman’s conversion finished off the scoring.

The Hornets host Portsmouth West next Friday.

Lucasville        7          7          0          6          =          20

Coal Grove      0          22        8          8          =          38

First Quarter

LV — Gabe Streeter 32 interception return (Cayton Ruby kick) 5:40

Second Quarter

CG — Jeb Jones 20 pass from Nate Harmon (Kyle Sites run) 9:49

LV — Tanner Spradlin 26 pass from Andrew Andronis (Clayton Ruby kick) 5:49

CG — Sam Angelo 26 pass from Nate Harmon (run failed) 0:28

CG — Kyle Sites 48 pass from Nate Harmon (Harmon run) 0:10

Third Quarter

CG — Nate Harmon 35 run (Harmon run) 6:40

Fourth Quarter

LV — Gabe Streeter 49 pass from Andrew Shope (pass failed) 6:49

CG — Kimo Baldwin 4 run (Joey Workman run) 2:05


LV       CG

First downs     11        24

Rushes-yards  22-48   57-307

Passing yards  152      129

Total yards      200      436

Cmp-Att-Int    7-18-0 7-14-3

Fumbles-lost   0-0       0-0

Penalties-yards            5-30     14-120


Individual Leaders

RUSHING —Lucasville: Gabe Streeter 9-18, Andrew Shope 7-12, Andrew Andronis 1-7, Jesse Jones 2-2, Tanner Cunningham 1-1, J.T. Ward 2-12; Coal Grove: Kyle Sites 25-150, Kimo Baldwin 12-42, Nate Harmon 7-74, Evan Holmes 4-minus 1, Joey Workman 3-28, Austin Stormes 5-5, Austin Stapleton 1-9.

PASSING — Lucasville: Andrew Shope 6-17-0 126 TD, Andrew Andronis 1-1 26 TD; Coal Grove: Nate Harmon 7-14-3 129 2-TD.

RECEIVING — Lucasville: Tanner Spradlin 2-63, Kayden Mollette 1-21, Gabe Streeter 2-51, Tanner Cunningham 1-7, Tyler Mitchell 1-10; Coal Grove: Jeb Jones 5-51, Sam Angelo 2-30, Kyle Sites 1-48.