CANTON -- Jumping out to an early lead, the visiting Indian Valley Braves defense kept the Canton Timken Trojans out of the end zone for a 28-0 Principals' Athletic Conference shutout in the league opener for each team on Friday.
Sophomore Jake Davis rushed for 194 yards on 28 carries and scored three of the four Indian Valley touchdowns to lead the way offensively for the Braves.
Davis picked up his first tally in the opening quarter on a two-yard run and Konnor Cool added the point-after kick to spot the visitors to a 7-0 at the close of the first round.
In the second quarter, Davis again found the end zone on a 24-yard scamper and Cool's PAT boot gave the Braves a 14-0 lead going to the locker room for the halftime break.
Following the intermission junior quarterback Brady Byers got in the scoring act with a six-yard run and Cool again split the uprights to increase the difference to 21-0.
Davis tacked on his third TD of the evening later in the third frame with a four-yard plunge to paydirt and Cool's kick completed the 28-0 shutout.
Davis paced Indian Valley (2-2, 1-0 PAC), which amassed 353 yards of rushing offense on 50 plays, while Byers added 63 yards on just five carries and also completed 4-of-6 passes for 69 yards and no interceptions for a total of 422 yards of total offense. The Braves racked up 19 first downs and were hit for 10 penalties for 82 yards.
The Braves defense throttled the Trojans' offense picking off two passes with Davis snagging one in the IV end zone in the first quarter and Ryan Logan getting the other "pick".
Indian Valley also recovered one of two Timken fumbles with Brayden Mitchell recovering for the visitors.
Timken (1-3, 0-1 PAC) had 34 rushing plays, netting 177 yards and just seven first downs with quarterback Nick Johnson gaining 95 yards on 12 carries. Johnson was 0-for-6 passing with the two interceptions. The Trojans were flagged five times for 50 yards.
NEXT--Indian Valley visits Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on Friday at 7 p.m.