By Dave Helmick
SHINNSTON – The Tucker Valley Middle School Football team traveled to Lincoln Middle on Wednesday September 31st. The Wildcats fell in the contest by the final score of 44-22.
Lincoln held the lead after the first quarter 12-6 Lincoln. The second quarter also belonged to Lincoln as they led 20-6 at the halftime break. Each team would score in the third quarter to make the score 28-14 after three quarters of play. Tucker Valley was unable to complete the comeback as Lincoln extended their lead in the fourth quarter as Tucker Valley fell in the contest 44-22.
Luke Barb led Tucker Valley with a 57 yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 38 yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Ty Ricottilli added a 36 yard touchdown run for Tucker Valley in the fourth quarter. Barb finished the game with 171 yards rushing, 29 yards passing and 12 tackles on defense. Brayden Bennett had 1 catch for 20 yards receiving and Ricottilli added 53 yards rushing, 9 yards receiving. Ben Gooden had 8 tackles and Cayden Arnold added 7 tackles on defense.
Tucker Valley(1-1) will host Mountaineer Middle tonight September 14th for a 6:30pm kickoff. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.