YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Eagles closed out last season finishing in second place in the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference after losing five seniors (including Mark Revere, Zavion Howard, Sekou Stanley) from the previous 15-win team.

This year, a strong senior class returns as Valley Christian is ready for another run at the league title. Jon’Trell Mixon, Jhordan Peete and VeShun Gurley all are back in the fold after starting as juniors. Ra’Shaun Bell started a year ago as a sophomore.

“Jon’Trell averaged a double-double last season,” states coach Dolph Carroll. “He’s an extremely hard worker.”

Joining those four will be seniors Alijah Gibson and Tyler Adams along with junior Alex Green and sophomores Jaylen Robinson, Patrick Riley and Alfred Coward.

“We’re relying on our seniors,” adds Carroll. “We need to get better every day and compete for the league championship and a district title.”

The Eagles are set to open the season on December 6 by welcoming East Palestine.

Valley Christian Eagles
Fast Facts
Head Coach: Dolph Carroll
2021-22 Record: 13-10 (10-4), T-2nd in EOAC
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Lowellville (54-29) in Sectional Final
Last 5-Years: 59-46 (56.2%)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 45.3
Scoring Defense: 44.2

2022-23 Schedule
Dec. 6 – East Palestine
Dec. 7 – at Lisbon
Dec. 13 – at Columbiana
Dec. 16 – Leetonia
Dec. 20 – at United
Dec. 17 – at East
Jan. 6 – at Southern
Jan. 10 – Wellsville
Jan. 13 – United
Jan. 14 – at Heartland Christian
Jan. 17 – at Lowellville
Jan. 20 – at East Palestine
Jan. 21 – Medina Christian
Jan. 24 – Lisbon
Jan. 27 – Columbiana
Jan. 31 – at Leetonia
Feb. 3 – Southern
Feb. 4 – Heartland Christian
Feb. 10 – Heartland Christian
Feb. 14 – East
Feb. 17 – at Crestview