By Dave Helmick
BUCKHANNON – The Wildcats Middle School Football team traveled to Buckhannon-Upshur Middle on Thursday September 29th. Tucker Valley got down early and they were not able to complete the comeback as Buckhannon-Upshur won the contest 38-14.
Buckhannon-Upshur would dominate the first quarter as they would score 2 touchdowns in the first to make the score 14-0 Buckhannon-Upshur at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was also controlled by Buckhannon-Upshur as they added 2 more touchdowns to give the home team a 28-0 lead at the halftime break.
Tucker Valley would get on the scoreboard in the third on an 80 yard drive to start the second half. This drive was highlighted by a 55 yard catch and run by Caden Arnold on a pass from Luke Barb. The drive was capped off with a 5 yard touchdown run by Barb to put the score to 28-6 after a failed PAT by the Wildcats. Buckhannon-Upshur added another score before the third quarter ended to make the score 35-6 Buckhannon after three quarters. In the fourth quarter Tucker Valley would get a score on a 35 yard touchdown run by Barb. The 2 point conversion was good on a Ethan Cummings run to put the score to 35-14 Buckhannon-Upshur. The home team would add a field goal in the fourth to make the final score 38-14 Buckhannon-Upshur.
Luke Barb led Tucker Valley with 17 carries for 103 yards rushing, Cayden Arnold added 3 receptions for 65 yards receiving. Ben Gooden added 8 tackles for Tucker Valley on defense.
Tucker Valley(2-3) will travel to Philip Barbour High School to play Philippi on Wednesday October 5th for a 6:30pm kickoff. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.
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