Recap: Maysville Knocks Off Licking Valley With 30-7 Victory [VIDEO]

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A Maysville fan had a sign dangling on the fence on the visitor bleachers, “Show them who the real Panthers are.”

The Maysville Panthers did just that in a 30-7 win over the Licking Valley Panthers. Maysville dominated the game on defense and did not let Licking Valley score until the middle of the third quarter when Bailey Hayden had a 29-yard touchdown run.

Both teams started slow on offense, and Licking Valley made it hard on themselves to move the ball with delay of game and false start penalties that put them at third and 23. Licking Valley quarterback Tyler Nethers found receiver Damon Hupp for a 19-yard gain, but it was short of the first.

Penalties were a trend tonight for both teams, and Maysville started off their next possession with a holding penalty. The penalty made it a 1st and 17 for Maysville, but quarterback Jacob Miller dumped it off to receiver Couger Clark and he ran it 46 yards to the end zone to put Maysville up seven to zero late in the first quarter.

After forcing Licking Valley to punt on their next possession, Maysville got the ball back and tried to put more points on the board, but failed with a missed 30-yard field goal attempt.

Maysville did not waste any time getting back into the end zone, as they forced Licking Valley to fumble, and after a nice run by running back Blake Wilson, Jacob Miller found his brother, Elijah Miller, in the back of the end zone for an eight yard touchdown pass. Miller finished with 115 yards passing and two touchdowns on the night. Maysville took the 14-0 lead half way through the second quarter.

Maysville looked like they were trying to help Licking Valley move the ball on their next few possesions when they were called for a personal foul and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty but Licking Valley could not take advantage.

Maysville made a 32-yard field goal attempt late in the third and scored another touchdown in the fourth quarter to cap off their scoring for the night.

Maysville moves on to face No. 1 seed Beechcroft next Friday night.