Facing unbeaten S&S Consolidated, the Valley View Eagles’ toughest opponent may have been themselves Friday night.
VVHS couldn’t overcome numerous penalties, falling short in a back and forth 28-21 loss to the Rams at home.
“It was a good football game for both teams, I told our kids that although we lost, that may have been our best four quarters of football that we’ve had all season,” head coach Chris Donaldson said.
Valley View entered the second half with a 14-12 lead, but had its first drive of the second half stalled by a penalty and the team allowed the Rams to score on a short field. After once again being stopped on a penalty, VVHS allowed another Rams touchdown to go down 28-14.
The Eagles responded with a score and had the ball deep in Rams territory in the final minutes, but another key penalty led to an eventual turnover on downs and a S&S Consolidated victory.
Landon Boaz continued to thrive out of the backfield, scoring two of the Valley View touchdowns in the first half. The team rushed for 240 yards on 47 carries. Quarterback Ethan McCollum threw for 110 yards on 7-11 passing.