Ironton loses magnificence contest however beats Pirates 12-3 – The Tribune


Ironton loses magnificence contest however beats Pirates 12-3

Revealed 12:13 am Saturday, August 20, 2022

By Jim Walker
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WHEELERSBURG — Soccer video games are usually not a magnificence pageant.
Solely the beauties have an opportunity to win a pageant however a win in soccer comes any manner you may get it.
The Ironton Combating Tigers didn’t have the prettiest of performances on Friday however they shut down the Wheelersburg Pirates’ offense and got here away with a 12-3 win within the season opener for each groups.
“Clearly, it wasn’t fairly, however I’ll take an unpleasant win over a fairly loss any day of the week,” stated Ironton coach Trevon Pendleton.
“The sweetness about it’s on the finish of the yr when the data go up, they don’t have an asterisk subsequent to it saying how you bought it executed.”
Wheelersburg had the ball almost eight extra minutes than Ironton however solely had 6 extra yards: 186 to 180.
However regardless of Ironton’s inexperience offensive and defensive traces going in opposition to a veteran Pirates line, the Combating Tigers had been capable of bend however not break.
“It’s a testomony to our children. To be sincere, I don’t really feel I known as a superb sport and helped out children out, however a testomony to our children to determine the right way to get it executed,” stated Pendleton.
“I believe the sky’s the restrict for us. We simply must get these first sport jitters out of the best way.”
Wisconsin commit Jaquez Keyes is coming off an harm and ran 11 instances for 36 yards for Ironton.
However Amari Fielder had 68 yards on 9 carries and Bailey Thacker added 21 yards on three makes an attempt as Ironton ran 28 instances for 141 yards.
“It was somewhat thunder and lightning again there. Jaquez has been nursing an harm so we knew he wasn’t going to get the brunt of the load but. Jaquez, Amari and Trevor Carter again there are forces,” stated Pendleton.
Wheelersburg was led by Ethan Glover with 51 yards on 9 carries and Derrick Lattimore had 41 yards on 11 tries.
The Pirate scored first on a 25-yard area aim by Conner Estep with simply 1:50 to play within the first quarter.
Ironton did threaten however an interception in the long run zone halted that drive.
The Combating Tigers did handle to complete a drive within the second quarter as Tayden Carpenter hit Ty Perkins with a 6-yard scoring move.
The conversion move failed and it was 6-3 with 5:03 to go within the half.
“We’ve acquired weapons all around the area. Now we have to do a greater job getting them the ball. However we’re going to do it,” stated Pendleton.
Neither workforce scored within the third quarter and Ironton added an insurance coverage landing with 2:45 to play when Fielder ran 9 yards into the top zone.
The conversion kick failed and Ironton was sitting on a 12-3 lead
‘We knew we had been going to get their finest punch. We inform our children you’ve acquired two choices. You bought to be the storm otherwise you’ve acquired to face up to the storm.
“We withstood the storm till we acquired somewhat glimmer after which we had been the storm for somewhat bit,” stated Pendleton.
“Wheelersburg performed laborious. They’ve a superb workforce. That they had an excellent sport plan.”
Ironton travels to Jackson subsequent Friday.
Ironton 0 6 0 6 = 12
Wheelersburg 3 0 0 0 = 3
First Quarter
Wh – Conner Estep 25 area aim 1:50
Second Quarter
In — Ty Perkins 6 move from Tayden Carpenter (move failed) 5:03
Fourth Quarter
Ian — Amari Fielder 9 run (kick failed) 2:45
Irn Wh
First downs 11 10
Rushes-yards 28-141 38-171
Passing yards 39 15
Whole yards 180 186
Cmp-Att-Int 7-13-1 2-10-1
Fumbles-lost 2-0 0-0
Penalties-yards 5-32 10-66
Punts-average 4-43.3 5-39.4
Time of possession 20:07 27:53
Particular person Leaders
RUSHING–Ironton: Amari Fielder 9-68 TD, Jaquez Keyes 11-36, Bailey Thacker 3-21, Tayden Carpenter 3-12, Lincoln Barnes 1-6, Trevor Carter 1-minus 2; Wheelersburg: Ethan Glover 9-51, Derrick Lattimore 11-41, Jake Darling 6-28, Eli Jones 8-28, Eric Lattimore 1-15, Creed Warren 3-8.
PASSING–Ironton: Tayden Carpenter 7-13-1 39 TD; Wheelersburg: Eli Jones 2-10-1 15.
RECEIVING–Ironton: Braden Schreck 3-22, Ty Perkins 1-6 TD, Landen Wilson 1-5, Lincoln Barnes 1-5, Amari Fielder 1-1; Wheelersburg: Caleb Arthurd 2-15.