A misty rain and a sloppy, muddy field set the stage for a pair of Miner shutout victories over North Daviess in Junior High football Tuesday evening.
The eighth grade kicked off the night with a dominating 20-0 win, moving back to .500 at 3-3.
Leading the stingy defense, which only allowed two first downs through four quarters, Cody Corbin tallied an interception, fumble recovery, and two key tackles for loss.
The offense kept pace with tough yards in the trenches and moved the ball well throughout.
Avery Gentry and Garrett Mason scored on short runs, and Justin Rippy provided a 30 yard touchdown reception from Gentry to round out the scoring.
The Seventh Grade Miners finished with success in the deteriorating field conditions with a strong 26-0 victory to improve to 4-1 overall, with their fourth shutout.
Tough linebackers Chance Howard and Keaton Cox led the stifling defense which was never in danger of giving up a score.
The offensive punch was provided by Noah Clark who registered 60 yard touchdown reception, Cox, a 20 yd TD run and Howard who had scoring runs of 12 and 50 yds.
"Overall team speed and aggression favored the Miners and it definitely was reflected in the final score," Miner coach Jake Gennicks said.
Next up for the Junior Miners is a trip to North Clay Middle School (Northview) Wednesday, Oct. 10.