(Update) Spring Valley mauls Marathon, plays Regis next weekendSpring Valley's starters got the shutout even if Marathon scored on the Cardinal grid team's JVs late in the fourth quarter. Valley's starters dominated the whole way in a 42-6 rout of Marathon on beautiful fall afternoon Saturday at Syverson Park.
SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley's starters got the shutout even if Marathon scored on the Cardinal grid team's JVs late in the fourth quarter. Valley's starters dominated the whole way in a 42-6 rout of Marathon on beautiful fall afternoon Saturday at Syverson Park.
SV's defense shutdown the Red Raiders starting with the Cardinals defensive backfield taking away Marathon's passing game. This allowed Valley to put pressure on Marathon quarterback Collin Suebert. They got several sacks on Suebert, including one which led to the game's first touchdown. Spring Valley's Jake Ninneman recovered a fumble after teammate Mitch Thompson knocked the ball out of Suebert's hands in the endzone.
Spring Valley also controlled the line of scrimmage on offense as back Steve Von Haden rushed for nearly 100 yards. Quarterback Jon Newton scored on a one-yard run and threw a 12-yard TD pass to receiver Cory Schlosser. Also scoring for the Redbirds was Kyle Bosshart on a three-yard run, Andy Bune on a 10-yard run and Jaron Turner on a 46-yard run.
Valley piled up the points in the fourth quarter, scoring 21 to add to 21-0 lead after three. Valley kicker Bryan Bednarek was a perfect 6-for-6 in extra points.
Spring Valley did all this without one of their biggest linemen and Cody Shafer was held out of the ballgame after suffering a concussion a week ago in the Level 1 playoff game vs. Minong Northwood/Solon Springs.
Next weekend Spring Valley takes on the No. 2 seed Eau Claire Regis in Eau Claire in a Level 3 contest for the Group A championship. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Carson Park.