BARNESVILLE — Combining a stingy protection with a balanced offensive assault is a recipe for fulfillment.
Barnesville did simply that on a crisp Saturday evening at Shamrock Stadium because it rolled previous visiting No. 13 Lucasville Valley, 40-14, in a Division VI, Area 23 quarterfinal playoff sport. The fifth-seeded Shamrocks (6-2) will now journey to Beverly on Halloween Night time to tangle with top-seeded Fort Frye (8-0) with the winner transferring on to the regional finals.
“Offensively over the course of the sport I feel we wore them down,” fourth-year Barnesville head coach Blake Allen stated. “We lastly received our operating sport going within the second half and we made some huge performs off of it that put the sport away.
“I’m actually happy with my youngsters.”
The Shamrocks protection yielded 164 yards of complete offense and senior A.J. Detling picked off a pair of passes whereas senior cousins Ayden Hannahs and Gage Hannahs and junior Spencer Bliss sparked the offense.
“The primary half was a battle … a dogfight. We had a variety of miscues and errors, however man, I actually thought we stepped it up within the second half,” Allen stated. “It was an excellent effort total by our protection.”
Allen was completely appropriate. Neither workforce was in a position to maintain any offensive motion within the first 24 minutes.
Barnesville received a 1-yard landing run from Ayden Hannahs to make it 6-0 after the two-point run failed, however the Indians (4-5) grabbed a 7-6 benefit on a 3-yard run by George Arnett and Chase Ruby’s placement.
The Shamrocks would reel off 26 unanswered factors to place the sport away.
Ayden Hannahs completed with 170 yards passing and three touchdowns. He additionally scored twice on 1-yard sneaks.
“He’s a particular participant. He was banged up early on however he’s wholesome and we’re a significantly better workforce with him on the market and absolutely wholesome,” Allen stated of his quarterback.
Gage Hannahs, who was bottled up within the first half by the Indians, eclipsed the 100-yard barrier on a 50-yard landing run that capped the scoring. He ended with 127 yards on 17 carries.
“Gage is Gage,” Allen stated. “He didn’t have a lot luck within the first half however he continued to run laborious and good issues can occur if you do this,” Allen allowed.
Bliss caught 5 passes however three of them went for touchdowns. His six-point grabs have been from 33, 50 and seven.
“Spencer is one other child who has labored his tail off. I don’t know what his numbers have been however he had an enormous sport,” Allen continued at hand out kudos. “When folks key on Gage we will go to Spencer.”
AJ Detling got here up huge on protection with a pair of interceptions, one coming in the long run zone to thwart an Indians scoring try.
“For 4 years this child has given us all the pieces he has,” Allen stated of A.J. Detling, a 5-7, 140-pound exterior linebacker. “He’s all the time in the proper spot. He does what he’s coached to do. I’m very completely happy for him stepping up and making performs. They’d a terrific receiver and A.J. made a few good performs on him.”
Lucasville Valley received an 80-yard kickoff return from Ty Perkins within the fourth quarter.
“We’ve nonetheless received some issues to work on, particularly on particular groups,” Allen allowed.
Allen was additionally very happy with the work of his offensive and defensive strains.
“All of it begins up entrance and our offensive line performed properly as did our defensive entrance,” Allen famous. “Total, I assumed we performed fairly good.”
The offensive line consists of Luke Schultz, Jadyn Lucas, Justin Jackson, Jacob Starr and Quinten Leasure. Transformed lineman Gavin Carpenter was used as a lead blocker. Defensively, the entrance 4 are Starr, Schultz, Carpenter and Lucas. Junior Connor Jones additionally had his title referred to as a handful of occasions at linebacker.
Of Lucasville Valley’s 164 yards of complete offense, 126 of that got here on the bottom. The Indians have been flagged 15 occasions for 126 yards.
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