PARSONS – Tucker Valley finished the season on a good note with a dominating victory over Tygarts Valley Middle 36-16 last Wednesday at home on 8th grade recognition night.
The Wildcats scored on their first possession on a 34 yard touchdown pass from Luke Poling to Jacob Davis. The 2 point conversion was no good to put Tucker Valley up 6-0 with 5:52 left in the first. Tucker Valley would score again after holding the Bulldogs to a 3 and out. This time Brett Reall took a run 54 yards for a touchdown to up the Wildcats lead to 14-0 after the 2 point conversion was good. Tygarts Valley was held again on offense and Tucker Valley scored once more on a 54 yard pass play from Poling to Brandon Zirk. The PAT was good and the Tucker Valley lead ballooned to 22-0 with 7:50 left in the second quarter.
On the Bulldogs next possession the Wildcats defense held again to give Tucker Valley the ball back at the Tygarts Valley 34. Poling would score 5 plays later on a 7 yard touchdown run to bring the score to 30-0 Tucker Valley after the good PAT with 5:23 left in the half. Coach Jim Ambrose then got the reserves into the game and the Wildcats lead at the half 30-0.
In the second half the reserve defense for Tucker Valley gave up 2 scores with one coming with 2:27 left in the third and the other score came with 3:06 left in the game. The Wildcats reserve offense got a score with 7:20 left in the fourth quarter on a 10 yard run by Cole Rapp and the game ended with the final score of 36-16 Tucker Valley.
Luke Poling led Tucker Valley with 105 yards on 3 of 3 passing and Brett Reall added 3 carries for 68 yards rushing. Other players contributing for the Wildcats were Brandon Zirk with 1 catch for 54 yards, Jacob Davis with 1 reception for 34 yards and Jordan Moss had 1 catch for 17 yards. Tucker Valley finished the season 3-5.
Eight graders that were recognized before the game were Players: Luke Poling, Brett Reall, Jordan Moss, Jacob Davis, Benjamin Wray, Brandon Zirk, Cameron Kemphfer, Seth Dotson, Antiono Palma, Austin Lawrence, Cameron Cussins, Austin Podach, Donald Davis, Wheeler Lipscomb, Isaiah Stemple, Garrett Crossland and Tyler Johnson. Support Staff: Alex Wray, Katie Sponaugle and Carleigh Bolyard. Cheerleaders: Mikala Betler, Emily Crosten, Natalie Evans, Dominique Meadows, Sydney Moore, Kenzi Pitzer and Cecily Strawderman. For more Tucker County Sports info visit TuckerCountySports.Com.