MIDVALE —Indian Valley High continued to roll on Friday, piling up 47 first-half points and coasting to a 54-0 victory over visiting Newcomerstown in Inter-Valley Conference South Division play.
The Braves scored twice in the first quarter and tacked on five more tallies in the second period to claim their seventh win of the campaign while keeping the Trojans winless.
Zach Love got things started for Indian Valley with a three-yard touchdown run at the 6:38 mark of the first quarter, with Cade Williams adding the point-after kick for a 7-0 lead.
Caden Hostetler then broke free for a 58-yard TD run and Williams’ PAT boot pushed the Braves’ lead to 14-0 with 3:37 left in the opening period.
Hostetler tallied from three yards out at the 11:24 mark of the second quarter, but the PAT missed the mark this time for a 20-0 lighting.
Williams then tossed a 45-yard TD pass to Bailey Hickenbottom and Williams added the placement to push the lead to 27-0 with 9:23 until halftime.
Love scored next on a 26-yard run, with Williams converting the PAT to widen the gap to 34-0 at the 8:27 mark of round two.
Williams scored on a 24-yard run at 5:10 and Hostetler tallied from 33 ayrds out with 55 seconds left in the half, with Williams hitting the second PAT as the Braves took a 47-0 upperhand to the locker room.
With the clock running throughout the second half, the only points came with 11:08 left in the third chapter on a 56-yard run by Kent Schupbach, with Jamison Herman’s PAT kick closing the night’s scoring.
Indian Valley (7-0, 2-0 IVC South) had 405 yards rushing and 63 passing for a net of 468. Hostetler carried eight times for 135 yards and Williams completed all three of his pass attempts.
Newcomerstwown (0-7, 0-2 IVC South) managed 90 yards on the ground and 40 through the air with Gavin Weaver hitting 8-of-15 tosses with two interceptions.
Indian Valley had a 14-7 edge in first downs and drew two penalties for 10 yards while NHS had one infraction for five yards.
NEXT - Newcomerstown faces another IVC power as Claymont invades Lee Stadium on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest. Indian Valley goes to Sugarcreek to face Garaway.