A torrential downpour created slick conditions for the Potomac Valley League Football Championship in Parsons where Tucker Valley Middle School gutted out a triple overtime victory edging the Yellow Jackets by a score of 22-14 last Wednesday.
The score was deadlocked at 8-all for the entire second half requiring overtime to decide the fate of the championship.
“This was a tough game. Both teams played lights out. You couldn’t ask for a better game. They are a well-oiled machined and stuck to what they know and kept bringing it. They kept coming at us and I am just at a loss for words. This was a well-fought game by both teams. Before the game, I said the team with the least amount of turnovers would win this game and I think that was the result. I knew it was a tough, slow game and I didn’t expect three overtimes,” Tucker Valley Middle Football coach Nathaniel Goldstein remarked.
“I think this means a lot, especially with our high school team not having its best year. I think this gave the community something to look forward to, it brought us together as a community. This is something we can look forward to for the next level in the future.”
Moorefield Middle School won the coin toss and chose to be on defense to begin the first overtime with the Wildcats possession starting at the 20-yard line per the rule for each extra period.
Tucker Valley’s Ashton Lycliter, a giant among the middle school players, was brought down by Moorefield Middle’s Axton Runions after a run of two yards.
Maddox Anderson took a pitch for the Wildcats and dodged tackles to reach the end zone for a touchdown, but the two-point conversion attempt went awry as Garrett Wilfong fumbled the ball and was