By Mark Robinson
The Greenbrier East junior varsity football team won its game against Princeton Monday evening, 30-0. That scoring was a result of four touchdowns and three two-point conversions. Quarterback Kyle King ran for one touchdown and threw for another, to Jacob Pyn. Marion Lawson scored a touchdown, as did Logan Mandeville.
Coach Ray Lee commented about the team, “They played hard. That’s pretty much our future. It consists of 22 players, and 20 of them are freshmen. The future looks bright, if we can keep all of those guys in our program, working hard, and get some more people added to it along the way.”
Eight of the JV team members play with the varsity on Friday nights.
The team finished its season with a 3-2 record, but Lee was quick to point out that no one blew them out. One loss was 8-0, and the other was 12-8.
On Friday night, the varsity plays Spring Valley, ranked No. 2 in the state. Says Lee, “You’re playing for all of the marbles. Even though we are 4-5, a win could put us in the playoffs. We need everybody to play well Friday. Spring Valley does a lot things well. They run the ball well. They’re big. Big lines on both sides of the ball. Good linebacker, tough fullback. Good quarterback. They’ve been in the playoffs every year since about 2008.”
Spring Valley is located near Huntington. The game is Friday night, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at Spartan Field.