EHS JV Football Team Downs Mattoon


Published on October 15 2013 6:46 am
Last Updated on October 15 2013 6:46 am
Written by Millie Lange

MATTOON -- Effingham traveled to Mattoon and secured a hard fought 14-7 victory over host Mattoon in junior varsity football competition Monday.

Effingham used a solid ground attack led by Alex Howell who gained 145 yards on 20 carries. Mattoon got on the scoreboard first, scoring a touchdown on a four yard run and the extra point was good. Effingahm used all but 24 seconds of the second quarter, going 70 yards for a score. Grant Wolfe hit Joe Nieman in the right flat and Joe travel seven yards for the touchdown. Then Wolfe hit Blake White on a pass over the middle for the two point conversion. This gave the Hearts a 8-7 lead going into halftime.

The Hearts put together another long drive to start the third quarter which was capped off by a three yard run by Zach Kahley but failed on the extra point. The teams played a scoreless fourth, however Mattoon was threatening until Tucker Denton intercepted a pass on the goal line to stop Mattoon's drive and secure the victory.

Effingham improves to 3-1 on the season and will host Mt. Zion next Monday night.

At Mattoon

Effingham            0    8    6    0    --    14

Mattoon               0    7    0    0    --       7

Passing -- Grant Wolfe, 6 of 11, 41 yards, 1 touchdown

Receiving -- Tucker Denton 1 for 3 yards, Joe Nieman 3 for 31 yards, Noah Lohman 1 for 2 yards, Alex Howell 1 for 5 yards

Rushing -- Alex Howell 20 for 145  yards, Joe Nieman 9 for 22 yards, Zach Kahley 2 for 4 yards, 1 touchdown, Grant Wolfe 4 for -3 yards, Blake White 1 for -6 yards

Tackles -- Tucker Denton 1 solo/0 assist/1 total 1 interception, Zach Koester 2/8/10, Wyatt Kahley 2/8/10 fumble recovery, Trevor Rieman 3/9/12, Blake White 3/4/7, Alex Ramos 1/6/7, Alex Velazques 0/4/4, Noah Lohman 2/0/2, Kenton Pettycourt 0/1/1, Jordan Coleman 0/1/1, Taylor Martin 0/1/1, Joe Nieman 0/1/1, Grant Piggish 1/0/1, Nathan Case 1/1/2