ASHVILLE — For the second time in this young football season, the Logan freshman football team not only won, but did so in shutout fashion.
The Chiefs ran their season record to 2-0 by blanking host Teays Valley 8-0 on Saturday.
Teays Valley only crossed the midfield stripe twice all day against a swarming Logan defense.
“The defense was led by J.D. Turner, who was consistently gang-tackling all afternoon,” praised Logan coach Justin Pack. “J.D. had eight tackles on the day.”
Brayden Sturgell forced a fumble late in the third quarter that was recovered by Easton Castle to set up Logan’s lone touchdown drive.
Logan quickly went 50 yards to paydirt, with Sturgell getting 25 yards on a scramble before connecting with Alex Thompson on a 25-yard scoring pass. Sturgell then added the two-point conversion run for an 8-0 Logan edge going into the fourth quarter.
There, the Logan defense continued to swarm to the ball and cause havoc. An interception by Isaac Swope helped snuff out a TV drive and excellent secondary play by Castle, Varik Fick and Sturgell also helped keep the host team at bay.
Sturgell rushed for 45 yards on eight tries and threw for 105 yards and his TD and also had a 60-yard scoring run called back on a penalty. Fick rushed for 103 yards on 10 carries and Tyler Dawson had 31 yards on three attempts.
“I am very proud of the effort,” lauded Pack. “We faced adversity on several occasions and I feel that we grew up a little bit as a football team. We must continue to get better every day, and I feel these young men understand that and are ready to get back to work.”
The Logan freshmen entertain Greenfield McClain this Saturday (10 a.m.) in Logan Chieftain Stadium.