Elia leads Tug Valley win over Symmes Valley

Published 1:17 am Sunday, September 10, 2023



NAUGATUCK, W.Va. — The Tug Valley Panthers were forced to make a move and it proved to be quite a move.

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Bryson Elia shifted from wide receiver to running back with an injury to starting running back Adam Slone.

All the sophomore did was rack up 240 total yards and score 5 touchdowns as the Panthers beat the Symmes Valley Vikings 51-8 on Friday.

The sophomore speedster Elia aran 10 times for 130 yards and 3 touchdowns and had another 110 yards receiving with 2 TDs.

 The Panthers (3-0) started  freshman at quarterback and he celebrated his first game completing 17-of-24 passes for 184 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also ran 3 times for 39 yards.

The Tug Valley offense finished with 447 yards of total offense. It was a balanced attack as they had 238 yards passing and 209 rushing yards.

Symmes Valley (1-3) got its only score on a 15-yard run by Will Jones with 4:38 left to play.

Sym. Valley 0 0 0 8 = 8

Tug Valley 19 19 13 0 = 51

First Quarter

TV — Bryson Elia 8 pass from Preston May (Davis Bosserman kick) 7:59

TV — Bryson Elia 19 pass from Preston May (Davis Bosserman kick 3:16

TV —Buddy Marcum 2 pass from Preston May (kick failed) 0:38

Second Quarter

TV — Bryson Elia 48 run (kick failed) 6:41

TV — Bryson Elia 7 run (Davis Bosserman kick) 0:30

TV — Buddy Marcum 35 pass from Preston May (kick blocked) 0:15

Third Quarter

TV — Bryson Elia 45 run (kick failed) 6:20

TV — Ashton Davis 10 pass from Jaxon Nenni-Mills (Davis Bosserman kick) 1:53

Fourth Quarter

SV — Willie Jones 15 run (pass good) 4;38