Sheridan Generals defender lines up against a Tri-Valley Scotties lineman on October 12, 2019

Tri-Valley Beats Sheridan With Lethal 1-2 Punch

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THORNVILLE, Ohio- It was all business as the Tri-Valley Scotties travelled to Sheridan. The lights were bright at Gridiron Glory’s Game of the Week and the Generals and Scotties didn’t shy away from them at all. In what was a battle until the end the Scotties and Generals were ready and willing to leave it all on the field to secure or crack open the Muskingum Valley Conference.

A slow defensive battle throughout the first half was broken apart by Tri-Valley quarterback Aiden Fritter, and in the second half, it was all Blake Sands. In the end it was the Scotties who prevailed en route to a 38-21 victory over the Generals.

The Tri-Valley Scotties were on a mission Friday as they traveled to Sheridan. Coming out of the gate, the Scotties defense quickly gave the ball to their leader Aiden Fritter, as they forced a turnover on downs. Fritter marched his team down the field and punched in a touchdown on a short seven yard run to get his team ahead early.

It was a slow end to the first quarter as both teams were trying to figure each other out. The defenses were playing well. The coaches were holding nothing back, Tri-Valley’s coach Paul Culver even tried a flea flicker but it was unsuccessful and ended in a fumble that the Scotties recovered.

In the second quarter, things really start picking up on both sides. Aiden Fritter again punched in a solid four yard run, trucking a Sheridan defender for a touchdown to give the Scotties a 14-0 lead. The game looked like it could end in a major Tri-Valley blowout win to turn the conference upside down. But Sheridan quarterback Nate Johnson would have something to say about that. Johnson marched his team down the field on a great drive and ended it with a seven yard touchdown pass to Landen Russell with just 43 seconds to go in the half.

The first half seemed all but over when Tri-Valley got the ball. Blake Sands started the drive off with a big run that turned nothing into something and got out of bounds to stop the clock. 42 short seconds later and it Aiden Fritter again passing to Keaton Williamson for a four yard touchdown to extend the Tri-Valley lead to 21-7 just before halftime.

The story of the second half was Blake Sands. Starting the first half with only 40 yards total, he came up massive finishing the game with over 220 yards on 36 attempts and two touchdowns. The Generals still didn’t give up though, Logan Ranft came up huge with an 80 yard run as Sheridan still had some fight in them.

The MVL is up for grabs after Tri-Valley shattered Sheridan’s undefeated conference record. The Scotties and the Generals battled hard but in the end, it was the Scotties who came out victorious with a 38-21 win against their conference rivals. Next week, Tri-Valley will look to tally another win as they take on the John Glenn Little Muskies, while the Generals will hit the road to play the New Lexington Panthers.