Spring Valley Shuts Down Hurricane 27-3
Spring Valley got their revenge beating Hurricane 27-3 last night in Wayne County.
Things started out well for the Redskins. Powered by the running of Christian Hill (31-159), Hurricane drove deep into Spring Valley territory and looked to be on the verge of denting the end zone, only to have a drive killing holding penalty ultimately limit them to a Tim McCutchin 26 yard field goal and a 3-0 lead.
The Skins defense was up to the task as they battled the massive Spring Valley offensive line to a standstill, and when the Tiberwolves missed a FG Hurricane enjoyed a lead after the first quarter.
The 2nd quarter was not so kind to Hurricane and proved to be their downfall.
A game changing play occurred as Austin Womack was intercepted which was returned for a TD by Tyson Hall. Walker James blocked his 2nd PAT of the year leaving the score at 6-3.
Another big play followed shortly as a long punt return by Graeson Malashevich set up Spring Valley, and they struck quickly as Nate Ellis found Malashevich on a 38 yard TD pass.
Meanwhile the Redskins offense besides Hill was going nowhere and after a quick 3 and out, Spring Valley's power offense started rolling, a 64 yard drive was capped by a 4 yard run by Fullback Isaac Howard gave Spring Valley a 20-3 halftime advantage.
Last year Hurricane burned the Timberwolves via an air attack, this was not the case last night as Hurricane's passing game was nowhere to be found. Quarterbacks Womack (4-9-14-0-1) and Nathan Roy (0-4-0-0) who played the 2nd half.
The Timberwolves basically iced the game with a 14 play 85 yard drive to open the second half and increase their lead to 27-3 which proved to be the final score.
Hurricane's defense played hard and statistically the game was more evenly played than the scoreboard indicated as Spring Valley had 235 rushing yards to Hurricane's 222. The Redskins turned the ball over 3 times while creating 2 turnovers via a John Porter Fumble recovery and a J.T. Cooper interception.
However the Redskins generate little in 2nd half offense with the highlight a 46 yard Jordan Williams run, unfortunately Williams lost a fumble 2 plays later and the final Hurricane threat was gone.
Notes: Along with his Field Goal, McCutchen had a 62 yard punt and a 19 yard run on a fake punt.