Valley Lumberjacks: 2021 High School Football Preview

High School Football Previews

(WTRF) — The future seems bright for the Jacks with only three seniors on the roster and 11 in the freshman class.

” We have a lot of freshman, sophomores and juniors so like I tell these guys we got to work hard every day because it’s not just this year we’ve got the future still too and we’ve got to keep working and improving every day.”

Coach Logan Miller

Offensively, the strength is upfront where they return Virgil Dorian, Mark Liggett, Dee Brown and Jaden Howell. Three receivers return with Tristen Bates, Isaiah Bass and Patrick Higinbotham. In the backfield they’ve moved Billy Coon from the O-line to running back he’s joined by Lane Dallison. While freshman Gavin Derby takes over the quarterback duties.

” We’re a known spread team and were still going to spread it out but were able to run the ball between the tackles jet sweeps, bubbles and were still able to throw the ball down field.”

Coach Logan Miller

Defensively, this team returns several experienced players including Coon and Chris Kennedy at the ends, Howell and David Brown at the tackles with Bates, Liggett and Daniel Bradley at linebacker. They are still settling on their defensive backs. But coach Miller likes the way his defense gets to the ball.

” We just scrimmaged the other day and we tackled, that was very encouraging cause obviously you play football you’ve got to tackle but I mean they’re not scared and were very fast this is a very fast defense and we get to the ball quickly.”

Coach Logan Miller

The Lumberjacks will play their first three games on the road starting with a trip to Tygarts Valley on the 27th.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

High School Football Video

More High School Football Video

Sports Video

More Sports Videos


More Video





Barnesville High School

Beallsville High School

Beaver Local High School

Bellaire High School

Bridgeport High School

Brooke High School

Buckeye Local High School

Buckeye Trail High School

Caldwell High School

Cambridge High School

Cameron High School

Clay-Battelle High School

Conotton Valley High School

East Liverpool High School

Edison High School

Fort Frye High School

Harrison Central High School

Hundred High School

Indian Creek High School

John Marshall High School

Linsly High School

Magnolia High School

Martins Ferry High School

Meadowbrook High School

Monroe Central High School

Morgantown High School

Oak Glen High School

Paden City High School

Parkersburg High School

Parkersburg Catholic High School

Parkersburg South High School

River High School

St. Clairsville High School

Shadyside High School

Shenandoah High School

Steubenville High School

Steubenville Catholic Central High School

Toronto High School

Tyler Consolidated High School

Union Local High School

University High School

Valley High School

Weir High School

Weirton Madonna High School

Wellsville High School

Wheeling Central High School

Wheeling Park High School

Don't Miss

Trending Stories

More Top News

WTRF 7News Twitter

12SportsZone Twitter