By Dave Helmick
PARSONS – The Tucker Valley Middle School Football team hosted Petersburg Middle on Wednesday October 14th. Tucker Valley trailed early and never recovered as they dropped the contest by the inal score of 28-8.
Tucker Valley won the coin toss and deferred their to the second half. This would give Petersburg the ball on the opening kick. The Vikings offense then went to work as they drove the ball down the field and capped off the drive with a 14 yard touchdown run. The PAT was no good to make the score 6-0 Petersburg with 5:55 left in the first. The Wildcats then got the ball on offense. Tucker Valley then fumbled the ball back to Petersburg with 4:11 left in the first. The Vikings then took over at the Wildcats 39. Petersburg then capitalized on the great field position as they drove the ball down the field and scored on a 5 yard touchdown run with 2:18 left in the first. The PAT was good to push the Vikings lead to 14-0.
Tucker Valley could not sustain a drive on offense in the second quarter. Petersburg then added another scored late in the quarter on a 2 yard touchdown run. The 2 point conversion failed to put the score at 20-0 Vikings with 13 seconds left in the first half. The score remained 20-0 Petersburg at halftime.
The third quarter did not see either team score and the score remained 20-0 Vikings after three quarters. Petersburg added another score early in the fourth quarter off a 7 yard touchdown run. The PAT attempt was good to make the score 28-0 Petersburg with 7:12 left in the game. Tucker Valley would then score on a 62 yard touchdown run by Jared Reall with 3:14 left in the game. The 2 point conversion was good to put the score to 28-8. The game would then end as Petersburg took the win over Tucker Valley by the final score of 28-8.
Tucker Valley will end their season on the road tonight October 21st at Pocahontas County for a game at 6pm. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.