No. 9 Turkey Valley football team routs Springville Orioles, 54-7
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:16pm admin
Nate Troy Sports Editor
JACKSON JUNCTION - Turkey Valley quarterback Ethan Leibold racked up 221 yards passing and four touchdowns while the Trojans’ defense held Springville in check as Eight-Man No. 9 Turkey Valley crushed the Orioles, 54-7, on Sept. 14.
The Trojans (4-0) will travel to Central City (4-0) on Friday, Sept. 21 with the game time scheduled for 7 p.m.
TV Head Coach Mark Scott said the Trojans made the proper adjustments to Springville’s game plan.
“Springville’s defensive scheme created issues for our offense early in the game,” Scott said. “As the game proceeded, the players executed what we needed to execute to take what Springville’s defense was giving us.
“Carter Reicks had a good game from his nose guard position. Defensively, we bent but did not break by allowing Springville to get into the end zone only once late in the fourth quarter. Ethan Leibold did a great job of throwing the ball and handling the punting duties. He allowed zero return yards,” Scott said.
The Trojans took an 8-0 lead in the first quarter on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Leibold to Billy Swestka. Leibold converted the two-point pass to Dylan Elsbernd.
Turkey Valley added two scores in the second quarter. Elsbernd scored on a three-yard run, and Leibold ran the ball in for two points. Keegan Balk grabbed a 32-yard touchdown pass from Leibold, who completed the two-point pass to Elsbernd.
The Trojans tacked on three scores in the third to build a commanding 46-0 lead. Swestka caught touchdown passes of 46 yards and six yards from Leibold, and Leibold ran the ball in from one yard out. Leibold raced in for two points after the second score, and he completed the two-point pass to Seth Huinker after the third score.
In the fourth, Marcus Herold scored on a 31-yard run for TV’s final touchdown. Elliott Dietzenbach ran the ball in for two points.
Leibold finished the game with 10 completions on 16 attempts for 221 yards and four touchdowns.
Billy Swestka had three catches for 60 yards and three touchdowns. Keegan Balk tallied three catches for 105 yards and one score. Dylan Elsbernd had two receptions for 15 yards. Eli Reicks had one catch for 23 yards. Seth Huinker had one reception for 18 yards.
Dylan Elsbernd tallied seven carries for 46 yards rushing and one score. Marcus Herold had four attempts for 43 yards and one touchdown. Leibold had seven rushing attempts for 33 yards and one score. Eli Reicks had 23 yards on four carries. Kalvin Langreck and Elliott Dietzenbach each gained one yard. As a team, the Trojans gained 161 yards on 31 carries.
On defense, Carter Reicks led TV with nine total tackles, including six solo stops and two solo tackles for loss. Leibold had 6.5 tackles, including four solo stops and one sack assist. Elliott Dietzenbach had 5.5 tackles, including four solo stops. Eli Nymeyer and Marcus Herold each had five total stops. Keegan Balk had 4.5 tackles. Luke Mueller and Kannon Leuenberger each had four tackles.
Jason Herold had six kickoffs for 312 yards and one touchback. Eli Nymeyer had two kickoffs for 95 yards. Leibold had three punts for 85 yards. Eli Reicks had one kickoff return for 61 yards.