N-Y Uses Second Half Push Over Logan

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After a slow first half that left a team who averages 27 points per game scoreless, the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (3-2, 1-0) entered the second half hungry to score.

The Buckeyes utilized short, explosive plays to score three times in the third quarter. The scoring drives gave the team the momentum it needed to go on to defeat the Logan Chieftains (0-5) 35-0.

A fumble recovery by Nelsonville-York on its own 31 early in the third quarter set the offense off. A penalty, a common theme for the Buckeyes, pushed the team back to the 36. However that didn’t slow the team down. Senior running back Alex Mount managed to break free and put the Buckeyes on the board.

After forcing a three and out, Nelsonville-York took the field again. Two snaps in, quarterback Hunter Edwards connected with junior receiver Chris Cook for a 64-yard touchdown pass.

A drive later Nelsonville-York the offense returned to the field. The Buckeyes slowly edged up the field when Edwards scrambled backwards 15 yards then managed to find full back Noah Andrews. Andrews caught a short past then exploded 35 yards for the score.

Nelsonville-York’s offense relied heavily on Mount, quarterback Hunter Edwards and full back Noah Andrews. The chemistry developed amongst the three seniors this season has them nicknamed the three-headed monster.

However, Logan’s defense managed to contain the “three-headed monster” for most of the first half, allowing both teams to enter the half scoreless.

Two of Edward’s three completions in the first half were losses. Mount and Andrews only had one double-digit rush apiece.

Flags interfered with any momentum the Buckeyes gained. In the first half alone, Nelsonville-York racked up seven penalties. A holding call reversed a touchdown by Mount.

The Buckeyes sloppy play often set up good field position for Logan. However the Chieftain’s offense lacked the ability to take advantage. Junior quarterback Brady Walsh struggled to complete passes. When Walsh could get a pass out, receivers dropped the ball.

Prior to the game, there was a moment of silence for former NY coach Dave Boston Sr. Boston passed away earlier today. Boston coached at NY from 1966 to 1992. The Buckeyes home field is named after him as well.

Nelsonville-York heads home next week, in a conference match up against Meigs. Logan stays at home as well, hosting Athens.