Recap: Logan Continues Frustrating Season With 24-14 Loss To Zanesville [VIDEO]< < Back to
After the Logan Chieftains stormed onto the field, wide receiver Chance Cox mounted the shoulders of his teammates in an attempt to rally his fellow seniors as their final season together draws to an end.
“We only have three left,” shouted Cox, but this wouldn’t be enough to ignite the Logan offense, as the Chieftains fell 24-14 to the Zanesville Blue Devils. The Chieftains wouldn’t reach to the end zone until the 3:33 mark in the second half.
The Chieftains (3-5, 1-1 SEOAL) couldn’t get anything rolling as incomplete passes, penalties, and a shaky offensive line plagued their game. Quarterback Lane Little found himself forced from the pocket often in the first quarter, regularly losing yardage and being sacked in the backfield.
Logan recovered a Blue Devil fumble with 6:09 in the second quarter, and it seemed the turnover could shift the momentum. However, the Chieftains would go three-and-out and miss the free opportunity.
The Chieftains would get another free chance, as Jackson Micochero capitalized on a sleeping Zanesville (3-5) offense. Micochero scooped up a fumble from Blue Devil quarterback Derek Grandstaff. While everyone else hit pause, Micochero turned on the after burners, hustling towards the end zone and tying the game at seven late in the second quarter.
Two drives later, Logan’s offense hit a low point late in the second quarter, as Little threw three consecutive incomplete passes. After finally connecting with Nathan Cocks, the ball was fumbled in his attempted tackle. Cocks would recover, but not after fighting with several Blue Devils for possession.
Zanesville would enter the half leading 14-7, and the second half started just as sloppy as the first half, as both teams began racking up penalties. Logan quickly received possession and went to work. Bryce McBride led the Chieftain squad, taking the handoff from Little and sprinted down the right sideline for 67 yards and a touchdown, tying the game at 14-14.
A few drives later, the Blue Devils marched down the field after Logan fell short of a first down by just inches. Zanesville controlled the rest of the game from that point on, as their defense would hold up the final minutes to earn the 24-14 win.
Next up for Logan is Gallia Academy (4-4, 2-0 SEOAL), as the Chieftains look to regroup in the SEOAL.