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Piketon Capitalizes On Paint Valley Miscues In Battle For SVC Grid-Iron Lead

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Levi Gullion rushed for six touchdowns and passed for another. Click the photo to watch the Litter Media Game of the Week Post Game Show.

The Piketon Redstreaks dominated most of the ballgame in their battle for sole possession of the SVC Football lead, beating Paint Valley 43-20.

The (3-0/6-0) Redstreaks built a 24-0 halftime lead, thanks to critical Bearcat turnovers, Levi Gullion’s unstoppable offensive performance, and Piketon’s solid defensive effort.

Gullion ran for six touchdowns in the game, taking advantage of gaping holes the Redstreaks offensive line opened up for him all game long. Gullion also threw for a TD. He was named the McDonald’s Player of the Game.

Paint Valley committed 6 turnovers in the game.

Litter Media/Mike Smith

Piketon drove deep into Paint Valley territory twice in the first quarter, stalling on one drive and fumbling on another possession. After a scoreless first quarter, it didn’t take long for Piketon’s offense to get untracked in the second quarter.

After long pass from Levi Gullion to John Burton inside the PV 10, Gullion scored on an 8 yard run to get Piketon on the scoreboard. The two point try failed, leaving Piketon with a 6-0 lead at 10:06 left in the first half.

Kydan Potts got an interception to set up the Redstreaks next score, which saw Gullion run 37 yards on the next play for the touchdown. The two point conversion try failed and Piketon held a 12-0 lead with 9:35 left first half.

Piketon upped the score to 18-0 when the Redstreaks’ John Burton knocked the ball out of Beau Blankenship’s hands as he was going for a possible score at the three yard line. The Streaks then marched 97 yards and capped the drive off with a Levi Gullion 6 yard scoring run at 1:42 left in the first half. The PAT try for two failed.

The Redstreaks would tack on one more score before the first half ended. Gullion connected with John Burton to the 6 yard line, followed by a Levi Gullion scoring on a QB keeper at :22 left in half. The PAT run by Gullion fails leaving Piketon with a 24-0 lead over Paint Valley at halftime.

Paint Valley had the ball first in the third quarter, but Piketon’s Levi Stanley picked off Cavan Cooper, which later led to Gullion firing a TD bomb of over 60 yards to John Burton at 8:39 in the third quarter. The PAT kick was good, giving Piketon a 31-0 lead.

Paint Valley got their first score of the game with a 32 yard TD run by Cavan Cooper. The PAT for two was good on a Cooper run, cutting Piketon’s lead to 31-8 at 2:46 in third quarter.

Cavan Cooper cuts the deficit to 31-14, running 19 yards for a TD at 11:52 left in the fourth quarter. The PAT run was called back for holding. Then PV’s second try on the PAT was stopped short on pass play.

Less than 10 second later, Piketon’s Levi Gullion ran 51 yards for a TD at 11:42 remaining in the game. The PAT 2 point try fails as Piketon extends their lead to 37-14 over PV.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Bearcats fumble and Piketon recovers.

Levi Gullion then ran 30 yards for his 6th TD of the game. Piketon 43-14 over Paint Valley with 10:11 remaining in the game.

Paint Valley gets their final tally of the game, driving 74 yards for a score. QB Cavan Cooper connects with Cordell Grubb for a 26 yard TD pass. The PAT 2 point try fails. Piketon led 43-20 with 6:04 left in game which ended the scoring for the game.

The Piketon Redstreaks take over sole possession of the SVC lead, improving to (3-0/6-0). Bearcats slip to (2-1/3-3).

Piketon is looking for a Homecoming opponent for next week, since their SVC game with Southeastern is cancelled due to the Panthers team being in quarantine. Paint Valley hosts Huntington.

In other area games:

Zane Trace 49, Westfall 12 … Unioto 28, Adena 18 … Miami Trace 35, Chillicothe 28 OT … Jackson 42, Hillsboro 0 … Washington CH 27, McClain 21 … Amanda 49, Circleville 13 … Teays Valley 33, Hamilton Township 0 … Fairfield Union 35, Logan Elm 14 …Bloom Carroll 45, Liberty Union 3 … Waverly 47, Portsmouth West 28 … Northwest 26, Portsmouth Notre Dame 20 … Lucasville Valley 31, Oak Hill 6 … Wheelersburg 24, Minford 20 … Sciotoville 30, Eastern Pike 6 … Vinton County 46, Alexander 0 … Nelsonville York 13, Meigs 6 … Wellston 46, River Valley 6 … Portsmouth 42, Coal Grove 20 …

Piketon Stays Unbeaten With 28-24 Win Over Zane Trace

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The Piketon Redstreaks are off to one of their best football starts in years, opening the SVC season with a 28-24 win over Zane Trace, Friday. The win elevates the Redstreaks record to (1-0/4-0), while Zane Trace drops to (0-1/2-2).

(ZT QB Ben Nichols on a run into Piketon territory- Litter Media/Mike Smith)

The Pioneers darted out to a 14-0 lead, holding the Redstreaks scoreless until late in the first quarter. Piketon was averaging 43 points per game, coming into the contest.

Zane Trace’s Blake Phillips put the Pioneers on the scoreboard first, capping a 72 yard drive, when he took the ball into the end-zone on 1 yard run. Noah Fetters PAT kick made it 7-0 ZT at 5:48 left in first quarter.

The Pioneers didn’t take long to up their lead to 14-0 as they got the ball back on a Piketon fumble on the ensuing kick-off. Ben Nichols then connected on a 19 yard TD pass to Daniel Barnhart followed by Fetters PAT kick with 4:20 left first half.

The Redstreaks finally got on the board at 1:19 left in the first quarter as quarterback Levi Gullion found John Burton on a 17 yard TD pass over the middle to cap a 72 yard scoring drive. The PAT 2-point try failed, leaving ZT with a 14-6 lead.

Piketon drives back down the field, getting a big pass play to Kydan Potts to keep the drive alive. The Streaks then cut the margin to 14-12 at 9:14 left in the second quarter when with Jayden Thacker scored from 2 yards out. Again, Piketon’s 2 point PAT failed, leaving Zane Trace with a 14-12 advantage after their 80 yard scoring drive.

The Redstreaks grabbed their first lead in the game, driving 91 yards for a score, capped off by Levi Gullion’s 7 yard TD run with 4:01 left first half. Gullion’s 2 point run gave a 20-14 Piketon lead.

The Pioneers came right back down the field, but their drive stalled and they settled for a Noah Fetters 30 yard field goal as time expired to pull ZT to within 20-17 at halftime.

Zane Trace drew first blood in the second half, gaining a short field as the result of a Jagger Stauffer interception off a deflected pass. Daniel Barnhart got the ball to the one yard line, appearing to score, but officials said his knee went down prior to the ball crossing the goal line. Barnhart on the next play scored on 1 yard run to cap a 24 yard drive followed by Fetters PAT kick for a Pioneers 24-20 lead with 6:11 left in third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Zane Trace had the ball approaching midfield, but their drive stalled. On fourth down and seven, Piketon’s Zane Brownfield intercepted a pass at midfield, giving the Redstreaks the ball and a chance to regain the lead.

A big Levi Gullion pass took the ball into the red-zone into ZT territory and Levi Gullion scored on an 8 yard run with 9:57 left in game. Gullion then ran the ball into the end-zone for the two point conversion- putting Piketon up 28-24 lead.

With Zane Trace getting one more chance with the ball, Piketon’s Camren Loar intercepted Ben Nichols pass to end game.

Piketon’s 28-24 win over Zane Trace has the Redstreaks at (1-0/4-0) on season. Zane Trace falls to (0-1/2-2).

In other area action for Friday 9/10 Football Finals:

Piketon 28, Zane Trace 24 … Paint Valley 42, Westfall 7 … Adena 30, Southeastern 6 …. Unioto 33, Huntington 30 … Bloom Carroll 46, Circleville 0 … Teays Valley 49, Fairfield Union 22 … Hamilton Township 41, Logan Elm 14 … Amanda Clearcreek 20, Liberty Union 10 … Western Brown 33, Jackson 28 … Westerville North 48, Washington CH 14 … Hillsboro 21, Williamsburg 14 … Miami Trace 41, Goshen 6 …McClain 34, East Clinton 13 … Lucasville Valley 42, Eastern Pike 7 … Portsmouth West 41, Wellston 8 … Portsmouth Notre Dame 27, Fayetteville 21 … Pikeville 20, Wheelersburg 7 … Cincinnati Moeller 25, Ironton 7 …

Adena Powers Past Pioneers for 2020 SVC Football Title

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After a 10 year absence and finishing second the last two seasons, the Adena Warriors are finally back atop the Scioto Valley Conference.

Adena blanked Zane Trace 46-0 to finish 6-0 in the COVID-19 shortened football season. The Warriors nearly matched their game average of 48 points per game to earn a Gold Ball for the undefeated SVC season.

Preston Sykes had a scoop and score just 11 seconds into the game and tacked on a 56-yard TD pass on the Warriors first offensive play to post an early 16-0 lead.

“I came on a blitz” said Sykes “I didn’t think I was gonna get there – then all of a sudden, linebacker Cole Williams, he smacked a guy and I saw the ball shootin’ out… my eyes got real big. I thought ‘Oh I can scoop this and score on this’.” And like that, it was 8-0 after Sykes scored on a two-point conversion.

After forcing the Pioneers to punt on their next series, Sykes connected with Tate Myers on a 56-yard pass for a touchdown. And like that, the Warriors were ahead 16-0 1:54 into the first quarter.

Cade McWhorter tacked on a 18 yard field goal for a 19-0 lead. Nate Throckmorton punched in a 5-yard run and with just 13 seconds before halftime, Sykes found Logan Bennett on an 8-yard pass to lift the Warriors to a 32-0 lead.

Sykes wasn’t finished, he broke into the open field and sprinted 67-yards for a score. Gabe Stark was on the receiving end of Sykes’ third TD pass to finish the scoring.

“Starting off fast was the key” said Adena’s John Penwell. “It’s a big deal. Especially when you have a team like Zane Trace, who’s talented, young… The ,kids came out and played well. “

Adena was awarded a first round bye for the playoffs and won’t play until they host on October 17th. Zane Trace travels to Coshocton next Friday as the playoff season begins.

Adena’s John Penwell was all smiles with his family celebrating a 46-0 win over Zane Trace. The Warriors fell short of a title the previous two seasons. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media