Mount View Golden Knights (6-0) at Tug Valley Panthers (3-3)
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018.
Where: Bob Brewer Field – Naugatuck, WV
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Last meeting: 10/13/2017 Tug Valley 41 – Mount View 8
All-time record: Tug Valley leads 6-0
Players to watch:
Mount View – QB Jesse Rose, FB/LB Elijah Barner, RB Ty Powell, WR Marqus Ray
Summers County – QB Tyler Chaffin, WR Caleb May, WR Blake Dingess, RB Jonathan Stepp
What to watch for:
The Mount View Golden Knights are 6-0 for the first time since 2002. The Golden Knights, who are coming off a tough 6-0 win over Tolsia, are currently ranked #1 in the 1A WVSSAC rankings. Coach Larry Thompson’s team faced major adversity in their matchup last Friday vs. Tolsia when they found themselves in a scoreless contest at the half. The Golden Knights used a second half touchdown pass from Jesse Rose to Malik Cowans to go up 6-0, which proved to be the final score. Mount View had a tremendous defensive effort, holding the Rebels to -12 yards until the last drive of the game. Mount View was led on the ground by Ty Powell who finished with 70 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Powell had nine tackles, three tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. Elijah Barner and Liam Fultineer had impressive defensive performances as well, with 12 & 10 tackles, respectively.
The Highlanders enter this game with a 3-3 record after dropping last week’s decision to Van 27-6. Coach Tony Clusky, who is in his 18th season as the Panthers head coach, will host Mount View for the fourth time is his career. Sophomore Tyler Chaffin leads the Tug Valley offense from his quarterback postion. Chaffin proved his worth in the Panthers’ 20-15 victory over Buffalo earlier this season by completing 8-of-17 passing for 120 yards with three touchdowns. Senior Jonathan Stepp is Tug Valley’s leading rusher. In the 56-0 win vs Hannan, he carried the ball 11 times for 133 yards and two scores. Blake Dingess and Caleb May are Chaffin’s favorite targets on the outside. Robert Spurlock is the leading tackler for the Panthers.
Tug Valley’s Caleb May
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