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Falcons roll down Spruce, 42-0
LIVERMORE FALLS -- When the Mountain Valley football team builds up a head of steam it's difficult to corral and that was definitely the case for its Class B Campbell Conference tilt Friday night.
The Falcons jumped ahead the first of three Kyle Duguay rushing touchdowns and the ball-hawking defense forced four turnovers in the one-sided 42-0 win over Spruce Mountain at Griffen Field. It was the third straight week that MV had ventured into the unknown by facing a newcomer to Class B.
Mountain Valley (3-0) made the most of its opportunities and turned their poor field position into a momentum buster. Spruce Mountain had pinned the Falcons back on the four yard line, however, a few blocks and some nifty running by Matt Hosie’s 96-yard TD sent a message.
On the ensuing possession, Izaak Mills intercepted Zach Bonnevie’s pass and MV had stunned the Phoenix.
“We took the momentum right away from them when Hosie ripped off that run and Mills picked off pass on the next series,” MV coach Jim Alyward told the media in the brisk night air. “It was all a matter of momentum at that point.”
In the second quarter, MV marched into Phoenix territory, with Duguay bursting over for a one-yard TD. The defense stopped SM, Isaac Roberts interception. Quarterback Zach Radcliffe (2 of 3 for 28 yards) threw a 16-yard TD pass to Colin Merrill.
Mills kicked the extra point for a 27-0 lead at halftime.
MV had played Livermore Falls on the same field in the early 1990's and kept the ball for 14 minutes during a drive in the third quarter.
The Falcons established control of the line of scrimmage and had 375 rushing yards. Duguay gained 21 yards on 18 carries.
Reserve running back Brett Beauchesne had 71 yards in the second half. Phoenix Bill Calden gained 56 yards on 13 carries.
Spruce Mountain was held to five first downs and 43 total yards, no passing yards.
MVs defense was led by linebackers Mills, Ryan Glover and Hosie. Tackles Ryan Stickney and Taylor Carey.
Aylward said the team worked hard, “Physically, Spruce Mountain is tough. They’ve got some big boys. We don’t have a lot of big bodies. We just play hard.’
The Falcons continued their smash-mouth running and drove a nail deeper in the coffin when Mills and Duguay each scored from one and 17 yards in the third quarter.