Ford City Clobbers Valley in Ugly Game
Jenkins, Gavin, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Ford City scored four unanswered first-half touchdowns and held on for a 34-14 Allegheny Conference victory over Valley on Friday night.
The Sabers (4-0, 3-0) won their homecoming game despite being penalized 10 times for 75 yards. But Ford City's penalties were negated by Valley's 10 fumbles -- five of which were lost.
"A lot of penalties and silliness took a lot of luster off of it, I thought," Ford City coach John Bartolovic said of the win.
Valley starting quarterback Garrett Sekanick threw an interception to Ford City junior Ryan Young, who returned the ball 30 yards for the Sabers' final touchdown. Young scored two touchdowns.
In the second quarter, quarterback Jordan Eckman found Young wide open in the back of the end zone on fourth-and-7 from the Valley 14. That score came after Ford City was penalized on three of its four previous plays.
In the first quarter, it seemed like Valley (3-1, 3-1) would end up collecting the most yellow flags.
At the end of Valley's first offensive series, penalties forced the Vikings to re-punt the ball twice. On Valley's third attempt, Ford City senior Ryan Good blocked it, and Sam Repak recovered the ball on the Vikings' 9. …