THORNVILLE, Ohio – The two champions of the Muskingum Valley League’s football season never met on the field, but on Friday night, we got the next best thing.
Meadowbrook and Sheridan both ended the 2020 football season undefeated against league opponents. Meadowbrook fielded arguably the most potent offense in the league, while Sheridan’s defense was by and large the most intimidating in the area.
Unfortunately, due to the football season (and the world as a whole) being turned on its head, we were never able to see the teams compete in what would have been the must-see game of the entire year.
Both of those teams fielded plenty of spectacular athletes, many of whom also take the court for their schools during the basketball season. With first team all-Ohio quarterback Davis Singleton and the Colts visiting first team all-Ohio linebacker Shay Taylor and the Generals, this meeting on the hardwood would be the first time that these two programs would meet on the court as conference opponents.
Sheridan won the tip-off and opened the game on a 7-0 run. Meadowbrook then answered with a 9-3 run to draw within a point before Sheridan again broke free and built another sizable lead before the Colts managed to pull back within four.
The Generals led 30-21 at the half, quickly extending their lead to double digits early in the third. A Drew Webster bucket brought the Colts back within single digits, but the Generals would extend the lead back to double digits and never look back.
FINAL: MEADOWBROOK 44 – SHERIDAN 64
NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The 9-3 New Lexington Panthers made the trek to John Glenn to do battle in the Fish Tank. The Panthers are currently on a five game win streak.
In the first quarter, New Lex got out to a commanding lead, much in thanks to future Marietta baller Braden Agriesti. Panthers ended the first quarter leading 17-4.
However, Avery Parmer and the Muskies would battle back in the second, going on a 19-5 scoring run and ending the half only trailing 33-21.
Things stayed much as the same until the fourth quarter. John Glenn was able to bring things within five points with 5 minutes remaining, but New Lexington is able to persevere and hold on to their lead. It was an all-around great team performance by New Lexington, with three players scoring in double figures.
John Glenn’s Avery Palmer led all scorers on the night with 20 points.
FINAL: NEW LEXINGTON 63 – JOHN GLENN 49
Other area scores:
COSHOCTON 52 – MAYSVILLE 57
RIDGEWOOD 56 – PHILO 48
ST FRANCIS DESALES 29 – ZANESVILLE 36
College Men’s Basketball:
MUSKINGUM 58 – CAPITAL 55