BLACKSVILLE — Clay-Battelle is likely to be the most effective winless soccer crew in all of West Virginia.
The Cee-Bees fell to 0-3 on the season with a 34-31 loss to Beallsville (Oh.) at house Friday evening, their third one-score lack of the season already. Clay-Battelle has misplaced three video games by a mixed 9 factors.
“They’re giving 100% effort,” C-B coach Ryan Wilson mentioned. “There’s nobody that may query their effort. Each ballgame they’ve battled and battled. They’re giving us 100%, we’ve simply not been capable of recover from the hump but.”
In Friday’s loss, Clay-Battelle (0-3) got here again from a 26-8 halftime deficit and outscored Beallsville (3-1) 23-8 within the second half however fell simply quick because the Blue Devils had been capable of run the ultimate 4 minutes off the clock to seal the sport.
“They don’t have any give up,” Beallsville coach Rusty Bondy mentioned of C-B. “We obtained up on them and by golly, they saved coming. My hat’s off to them and Coach Wilson, they’ve an actual good ballclub.”
C-B’s Zac Corridor scored on a 79-yard catch-and-run with 4:08 to play to tug the Cee-Bees inside three, 34-31, however the Blue Devils had been capable of decide up a few first downs to finish the sport.
A four-yard, fourth-down run by quarterback Garrett Perkins picked up the ultimate first right down to win the sport for Beallsville. The Blue Devils ran an efficient offense by means of Perkins, a four-year veteran, and fullback Conner Hagan.
Perkins threw for 3 touchdowns within the first half, two going to receiver James Palmer and the opposite a 63-yard strike to tight finish Marky Louden. Perkins completed 11 of 17 passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns whereas additionally operating 16 occasions for 61 yards.
“He’s an animal,” Bondy mentioned of his signal-caller.
C-B’s first-half rating was a five-yard run by Corridor.
Wilson mentioned the crew didn’t make any large modifications at halftime, however the gamers had been capable of get up slightly bit for the second half.
“We gave up so many large performs firstly there,” Wilson mentioned. “At halftime, we didn’t make large changes, it was simply ‘let’s settle in and play.’”
A two-yard run by Corridor was the one rating within the third quarter and reduce Beallsville’s result in 26-16.
Hagan scored his second speeding landing of the sport to begin the fourth and push the Blue Devils’ lead again to 34-16. From there, Corridor scored once more on a two-yard run.
The C-B protection compelled a turnover on downs, resulting in Corridor’s 79-yard catch that made it a one-score recreation. That was as shut as C-B would get, nonetheless.
“In these shut video games, you’re wanting again asking if it’s one participant right here, one play there, however we additionally made some large performs,” Wilson mentioned. “They saved battling.”
Corridor completed with 22 touches on offense — 11 catches and 11 carries. He ran for 30 yards and three touchdowns and had 168 receiving yards with one other rating. Quarterback JC Spears accomplished 20 of 29 passes for 313 yards with a landing and two interceptions. Braden Pnceroff (2 for 78) and Josiah Morgan (6 for 51) had been the main receivers behind Corridor.
Clay-Battelle is again on the highway subsequent week with a recreation at Tygarts Valley.
The Blue Devils, who haven’t achieved a lot successful during the last decade. Have began the season 3-1 and can face undefeated Valley subsequent week.
“It feels actually good,” Bondy mentioned. “We’ve not received during the last 12, 13 years and now yr three of my tenure, these children are lastly beginning to get it. They’re swarming the ball, they’re enjoying laborious they usually’re aggressive. I’m actually pleased with them.”
Hagan had 19 carries for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Louden completed with three receptions for 110 yards whereas Palmer had three for 62.
Clay-Battelle launched the inaugural class of its newly-formed Athletic Corridor of Fame at halftime. Inductees had been Adam Henkins, Chad Henkins, Aaron LaPoe, Nicole Mattingly, Russ Moore, Sydney Rush, Frank Skubis and Gary Steele.
Beallsville 34, Clay-Battelle 31
BEA 20 6 0 8 — 34
CB 8 0 8 15 — 31
B – Hagan run 2 (kick blocked)
CB – Corridor run 5 (Gum move from Statler
B – Louden move 63 from Perkins (Perkins run)
B – Palmer move 45 from Perkins (kick blocked)
B – Palmer move 11 from Perkins (run fail)
CB – Corridor run 2 (Ponceroff move from Spears)
B – Hagan run 2 (Hagan run)
CB – Corridor run 2 (Morgan move from Spears)
CB – Corridor move 79 from Spears (Statler kick)
Particular person Statistics
RUSHING — Beallsville: 50-184-2td (Smith 13-50; Perkins 16-61; Hagan 19-68-2td; Palmer 2-5). Clay-Battelle: 16-11-3td (Corridor 11-30-3td; Spears 3-(-24); Shriver 2-5). PASSING — Beallsville 11-17 223-3td (all Perkins). Clay-Battelle: 20-29 313-1td-2int (all Spears). RECEIVING — Beallsville: 11-223-3td (Smith 2-30; Hagan 3-21; Louden 3-110-td; Palmer 3-62-2td). Clay-Battelle: 10-313-td (Ponceroff 2-78; Morgan 6-51; Corridor 11-168-td; Partitions 1-16).