Logan Dominates Nelsonville-York 40-7 [VIDEO]< < Back to
On their homecoming night, the Logan Chieftains (2-3, 0-0) handled the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (3-2, 1-0) 40-7, accumulating over 350 yards of total offense and scoring all 40 points in the first half.
Logan’s offense came out firing on all cylinders and took the first game’s first drive 56 yards down the field on seven plays. The possession ended with a three-yard touchdown run, courtesy of senior Dean Jordan, putting Logan up 6-0 with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Nelsonville-York responded promptly, marching the ball deep into Logan territory. A Logan sack and an offensive false start, however, pushed the Buckeyes outside of the red zone and on fourth-and-16, Logan defensive back Brandon Arnett swatted the ball harmlessly to the turf.
Arnett’s fourth-down pass break-up proved be a sign of things to come for the Chieftains’ defense. Logan would go on to intercept Nelsonville-York’s Hunter Edwards three times in the first half alone.
Two of the three interceptions resulted in a a 46-yard touchdown by Casey Phillips, after teammate Colton Stillwell batted it into Phillips’ hands, and a 70-yard pick-six by free safety Chance Cox.
Both turnovers helped Logan build a 40-0 halftime lead, its largest of the game, and from there, it was smooth sailing for the Chieftains.
Prior to Friday’s game, Logan had given up over 40 points on three separate occasions. Friday night, Nelsonville-York’s lone touchdown came with fewer than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Offensively, tonight marked the third time Logan has scored at least 40 points in a game. The success can be largely attributed to Logan’s ferocious rushing attack. In all, Logan accumulated 220 yards on the ground with 215 coming from the two-headed monster of Dean Jordan and Bryce McBride who ran in a touchdown a piece.
McBride led the way for Logan’s ground game as he finished the night with eight carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns, including an 81-yard touchdown run that put Logan up 20-0 with 2:24 remaining in the first quarter.
McBride’s 81-yard run wasn’t even the longest touchdown of the night. He was bested by teammate Isaiah Smith who caught an 87-yard touchdown bomb from Lane Little.
Little would go onto connect with Smith for another touchdown in the second quarter. He finished the night with four completions for 141 yards without attempting a single pass in the second half.
The Chieftains look to continue their success next week when they begin SEOAL conference play on the road against the Portsmouth Trojans (1-4, 0-0) with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
The Buckeyes will look to rebound at home against the scoring-happy Meigs Marauders.
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