The second of two varsity games hosted by Midway Elementary Nov. 28 belonged to the Red Devils and Powell Valley Indians boys teams. Favored by some at the start of the season to win the Claiborne County tournament this season, the Indians have lived up to the expectations as they keep on winning ball games. The Midway game looked shaky for the Indians at first but they were able to settle down and get the win.
Midway can be a dangerous team and for the opening period looked like they were going for an upset. They scored the first six points of the game but it seemed to awaken the Indians who rallied and finished the opening period with an 8-6 lead.
During period number two, the home team stayed close to the Indians as they placed five points on the board but unfortunately for the Red Devil fans the defense gave up eight again. At the half, it was a 16-11 advantage for the Indians.
During the third period the game shifted in favor if the Indians as they doubled the scoring efforts of Midway 12-6 and took control of the momentum.
During the fourth period, Powell Valley outscored Midway 9-1 as both coaches went to the reserves. The game ended in an Indian victory at 37-18.
Jimmy Del Ervin led Midway with seven points followed closely by Sammy Day and George Smith with four points each. Ervin had scored five in the first period making the Indians adjust during the game to slow his scoring down. Matthew Hubbard dropped in two points and Levi Peoples finished with a single point.
Leading the Indians in scoring was Blaine Baker with 11 but more importantly made his mark during the second period by placing six up to help spark his team. Dylan Ellison had eight, Peyton Wilder dropped down seven and Lance Owens helped his team out with six points. Jon Graves and Cody Johnson completed the total with a single point respectively.
These teams are preparing for the Claiborne County tournament by finishing up their county regular season schedules before really diving into the bulk of district play.
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