Valor Christian’s football team took to its home field Oct. 10 and provided its fans with plenty to cheer about as they defeated Englewood 35-16. …
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Valor Christian’s football team took to its home field Oct. 10
and provided its fans with plenty to cheer about as they defeated
The Eagles will look to make it two-in-a-row as they return home
Oct. 17 against Elizabeth.
It promises to be a tough test against a Cardinals team that has
enjoyed success so far this year. Elizabeth comes into the week
vying for one of the top spots in the standings and a playoff berth
with a 4-2 league record and a 5-2 overall mark. The kickoff is at
7 p.m. at Valor Stadium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for
students with school identification.
Last week, much of first quarter of the Englewood game was
scoreless but the Eagles took advantage of a pass interception to
launch their first scoring drive that culminated in a pass from
quarterback Brock Berglund to Tyler Dawson. From there, the Eagles
mixed up a speedy ground attack and a well-timed passing game to
add three second-quarter touchdowns to forge ahead to stay, 28-7.
From there, Valor kept control of the tempo of play and went on to
win the game, 35-16.
“We played well tonight and we got a good win. Englewood is a
good team and they have kids who play hard. Fortunately, we got our
game working and got the win,” said Brent Vieselmeyer, Valor head
coach, after the game. “At this point, every game is important as
we are fighting for a playoff spot. The kids have worked super hard
the last three weeks as we weren’t moving the ball well. Tonight
the offense played well and we got the win.”
Berglund finished the night as the team’s offensive leader. He
completed nine of 14 passes for two touchdowns and carried the ball
22 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. Teammate Michael Miller
helped the Eagles as he carried the ball nine times for 105 yards.
Davidson was the leading receiver as he caught three passes for 93
yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Bergland said after the game that he felt good going and and the
whole team was excited and ready to play.
“We prepared hard this week and we came out and executed,”
Berglund said. “The offensive line did a great job and we made
things happen. It is a privilege to go to such a great school and
work with such a great group of guys.”
While he admitted he had good individual statistics, he declined
to take all the credit for his performance.
“The line did a great job and that made it possible for us to
move the football,” he said. “I think it is the best night I have
had running and passing the ball but I couldn’t have done it
without the guys up front. They had a great night and that made it
possible for me to have a great night, too.”
At a glance
— Eagles chalk up third grid win against Englewood, 35-16
— Quarterback Brock Berglund led attack, running for two TDs and
passing for two more.
— Valor Christian’s grid win keeps them in playoff spot
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