Times Staff Report
CLAY CITY -- North Clay won the annual county battle against the home standing Clay City Eels on Thursday night.
The seventh-grade Knights used big scoring advantages in the middle two quarters to post a 51-21 victory and the eighth-grade Knights got off to a strong start in each half to win 62-15.
For the seventh-grade Knights, North Clay's Nate Newton and Jim Mace each had 10 points for the Knights, but Clay City's Joshua Arsenal had top scoring honors with 11 points.
Both Tyler Rector and Tanner Wilson poured in eight points apiece for the Knights with Daniel Kimball adding six and Jason Sampson had four. Ian Heffner tallied three for North Clay and Kyle Moore had two.
Clay City also got six points from Steve Phillips and four from Nelson Effner.
In the eighth-grade game, the Knights powered out to a 17-4 lead after one quarter and used an 18-2 advantage in the third quarter to put the game away.
Phillip Lalen led North Clay with 11 points and Devin Clark added 10 for the Knights. Braden Parr continued the balanced scoring effort with nine, Bryce Britton had eight and Larry Shaffer added seven. Craig Peters contributed six along with Travis Hakman with Dallas King chipping in with four and Skyler Holifield added one.
For the Eels, Colton Harbour and Joey Langley had six and Billy Blackburn tallied three.
At Clay City
Next games: North Clay's eighth-grade hosts Woodrow Wilson on Monday while the seventh-grade hits the road to take on the Warriors. Clay City hosts Cloverdale at 6 p.m. on Monday.