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Malvern, Conotton Valley roll to big wins

FPS staff report

Malvern 53, Strasburg 10
Malvern put the game away early in cruising to their sixth win of the season last Friday night over visiting Strasburg 53-10 in a Inter-Valley Conference game.

Junior quarterback Trey Tucci had his best game of the season as he threw for 224 yards and four touchdowns.

“I was real happy with his performance,” said Head Coach Dave Tucci. “He is getting better with every outing. I have also seen a great improvement in his running with the ball.”

The Tigers loaded up the box, which opened up the Hornets passing game.

“By them doing that it allowed us to have success with our passing game,” noted Tucci. “It was Trey’s (Tucci) best game of the season as he hit 13-of-14 passes.”

Senior Max Kapron was on the receiving end of three of those scoring passes. Kapron had touchdown receptions of 48, 6 and 34 yards.

Kapron finished with six catches for 140 yards.

Cobin Plessinger scored on a 7-yard to open the scoring and Brady Weber scored twice on runs of 9 and 13-yards and Mitchell Haasz returned an interception 45-yards for the Hornets final score. It was the fifth straight game the Hornets have returned an interception for a touchdown.

The Hornets held a 401-228 advantage on total yards. “We controlled the line of scrimmage for the most part and that enabled us to shut down their running game,” Tucci said.

Malvern will host Tuscarawas Central Catholic Friday night.

Conotton Valley 56, Paden City 12
Conotton Valley improved to 4-2 for the year with their 56-12 pounding of host Paden City last Friday night.

Keaton Carrothers rushed for over 100-yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rockets.

The Rockets will host Toronto Saturday afternoon beginning at 1:30.

Garaway 56, Sandy Valley 20
Visiting Garaway jump out to a 35-7 advantage at halftime and never looked back in rolling over Sandy Valley 56-20 last Friday night in a Inter-Valley Conference contest.

Sandy Valley senior quarterback Sam Groff scored twice on runs of 4-yards.

Groff rushed 18 times for 185 yards. He also passed for another 78-yards.

The Cardinals will host Youngstown Christian Friday night.

Marlington 27, Minerva 10
Marlington put the game away in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns to defeat visiting Minerva 27-10 last Friday night in a Northeastern Buckeye Conference battle.

Even without the services of Dymonte Thomas, who was out with an injury, the Dukes rushed for 315-yards, while holding Minerva to just 12 total yards on the ground.

Marlington led 13-10 going into the fourth quarter.

Josey Riley, who is filling in for injured quarterback Jake Riley, hit 16-of-32 passes for 194-yards with a touchdown and interception.

The Dukes Steven Masters scored a pair of touchdowns on the ground for the Dukes on runs of 1 and 32-yards. Quarterback Shawn Kirk scored the Dukes first two touchdowns on runs of 14 and 58-yards.
Minerva will host Salem Friday night.

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