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Written by: David Burnworth on Sunday, October 10th, 2021
Saturday night my travels took me to Campbell, Ohio for the neutral site game between 5-2 Southern Local and 5-1 Valley Christian. Calpreps had this a one-point game, so I really was expecting a tight hard-hitting contest but when all was said and done I, as well as all of the other fans, got, was a massive-one-sided affair made closer than it really was with some late scoring during mop up time.
Before getting into the contest I wanted to say that Campbell Memorial Stadium is the brightest division six stadium I have ever been at and the guys in the press box are as nice as any I have met during my time traveling to games.
Noah Perfetto would get the action going with a twelve-yard run to give Southern Local an early first down and give the crowd of glimpse of what was to come. Later on, the drive facing a fourth and two the Indians would get a Ken Stabler-like run from Perfetto that no picked up eighteen-yard to move the chains. The eleven-play, sixty-five-yard drive close on a six-yard touchdown run from Wyatt Morris. Morris also ran in the two-point conversion to make this an 8-0 game, with 6:20 left in the first quarter.
Joey Battista would give the Valley Christian fans a reason to cheer when he connected with Jhordan Peete for a thirteen-yard gain. The drive ended when Battista was picked off by Camden Cecil-Lott with a little under three minutes left in the quarter.
With 2:32 the Indians got a powerful run from I believe Kameron Ammon but the pack was so tight I am not sure who actually had the ball. One of my pics made it appear as Ammon had the ball. The drive would end with Morris scoring from four yards out followed by a two-point run to make this a 16-0 game.
A bad snap one of several for the Eagles caused Battista to fumble the ball and then be sacked by Chance Wooley. A bad snap from Battista on an option play hit the ground where Soulup scooped it up and scored from about twenty-four yards out. Another two-point conversion run by Morris made this a 24-0 game, with 8:15 left in the half.
Soukup would score next on a pick-six from close to twenty-four yards out make this a 30-0 game, with 6:41 showing on the clock. The Indians offense might be the ground and pound kind but their defense was a quick score type on this night.
Wooley and Soukup teamed up to tackle Phillip Spradley for a loss of three after a catch but that play went for not when the Indians were flagged for a late hit. The Eagles good fortune did not last for long with Ja’Sean Lindsey fumbling the ball late on the play and the Indians Rich Sloan came up with it.
The Indians used a thirty-eight-yard catch from Morris on a nicely thrown pass Ryan Exline to make this a 38-0 game, after Morris ran in the two-point conversion, with 2:24 left in the half. The Indians defense would score again on a pick-six by Edmonton to make this a 46-0 game after Morris ran in another two-point conversion. The half ended with Wooley sacking Battista.
The Eagles would show that we never give up attitude with three 2nd half scores even with the running clock. First, Lindsey scored on a fifteen-yard run, with Spradley using a mean stiff-arm to convert the two-point run. Jon’Qual Pabellon scored on a short run and then Battista found Peete for a sixty-yard touchdown pass. Lindsey ended the scoring with a two-point run to give us the 46-20 score.
Passing 1-1 1 TD
Passing 17-27 1TD 2 INT’S
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