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October 18, 2017

10/7/2017 6:44:00 AM
FOOTBALL Week 7 - Rockets fall on the road at Nelsonville-York 34-2

TODD COMPSTON
Sports Editor


BUCHTEL - The Wellston Golden Rockets couldn't jump start its offense against Nelsonville-York in a crucial TVC Ohio Division football game on Friday night at Dave Boston Field.

The Golden Rockets lost for the third time this season, falling to the Buckeyes 34-2.

Wellston (4-3, 2-1 TVC-OHIO) turned the ball over twice and failed to muster a touchdown against Nelsonville-York's stout defense.

The Rockets' rushing attack was led by senior tailback Travis Jayjohn, who ran for 65 yards against the Buckeyes.

Garrett Maiden, the Buckeyes' quarterback was consistent through the air, throwing for a touchdown and running for two more.

Wellston had drove deep inside Nelsonville-York territory twice in the first quarter but came away empty. On its initial drive of the game, Chase Ingalls had a 29-yard field goal attempt blocked and the Rockets turned it over on downs on their second possession at the NY 28.



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Maiden, who completed two passes for 40-yards on the Buckeyes' next drive, gave them the lead, early in the second quarter with a 23-yard touchdown run.

He added an 11-yard touchdown run with 1:09 left in the first half and Nelsonville-York went to the locker room with a 14-0 lead at halftime.

Nelsonville-York (7-0, 3-0 TVC-OHIO) scored a pair of offensive touchdowns in the third quarter and the defense added a score to take a 34-0 lead.

The Buckeyes have been noted for its big play ability and Maiden threw a 62-yard pass on a second-and-11 play on their opening drive of the second half. Two plays later, Colt Yinger scored on a 12-yard touchdown run to make it 20-0.

Then Jonathon Richards intercepted Wellston's Michael Graham and returned it 30-yards for a touchdown.

Maiden then threw a 34-yard touchdown pass on the Buckeyes' ensuing drive to lead 34-0, which set the running clock into effect.

Wellston finally got on the scoreboard when Nelsonville-York recovered its own fumble in the end zone for a safety with 5:32 remaining in the game.

Graham was intercepted on Wellston's next possession and the Buckeyes were able to run out the clock to remain perfect on the season.

The Rockets return home for their homecoming game next Friday against the Athens Bulldogs. Athens improved to 6-1 on the season with a narrow 19-18 win over Meigs on Friday night.





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