Outside The County-Tippecanoe Valley
Results from Tippecanoe Valley for Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th
The Death Valley Football team continued their undefeated season tonight as they beat the Wabash Apaches 65-19, improving to 8-0 (7-0 TRC).
The 1st quarter belonged to the Vikings starting with a three minute drive to open the game that was topped off with a 13 yard Nate Parker run. Parker then backed it up with the 2pt conversion. On the next drive, Dalton Alber scored on a 2 yard run followed by the 2pt conversion from Parker to make it 16-0. Wabash found a hole on the kickoff and returned it 88 yards for the Apaches first score. The Vikings answered back a minute later as Nate Parker ran it in for 26 yards. The PAT from Freshman Gage Overby was good to make it 23-6 at the end of the 1st.
Wabash scored within the first two minutes of the 2nd quarter making it 23-13. The Vikings then put together a four minute drive that ended with a third touchdown for Nate Parker. The PAT from Overby was good. On the next drive, Karl Parker found the endzone on a 2 yard run followed by the Overby extra point. Cody Eastgate threw a 19 yard pass to Kyler Johnson on the next series followed by the Overby extra point to make the halftime score 44-13.
The 3rd quarter started with the Apaches scoring in less than a minute to make it 44-19. Wabash would not score again but the Viking offense was not finished. Marcus Bernicky ran in for six on a 30 yard run with an Overby PAT. Wyatt Hart found the endzone on the next drive off a 14 yard run with an Overby PAT.
Grady Moriarty grabbed the lone score in the 4th off of a 5 yard run and the extra point from Overby to make the final score 65-19.
The Vikings put up 528 total yards on 56 plays, 383 of which was on the ground. Valley had 32 first downs and was 4 for 4 on third down. Quarterbacks Cody Eastgate and Marcus Jansma were both 100%.
The Wrecking Crew defense had another great game, only allowing the Apaches to gain 130 total yards. Wabash could only muster 51 yards on the ground and gained only 8 first downs. The Apaches were 1 for 7 on third down.
The Vikings will look to remain undefeated next week in the regular season finale and become back to back TRC Champs as they travel to Southwood with kickoff set for 7:00
The Tippecanoe Valley Lady Vikings played in their 2nd ever sectional match on Thursday. The location was Culver Academy. The opponent was Fort Wayne Concordia (the same as last year). Unfortunately, the result was similar as Concordia came away with a 9-0, late second half mercy rule bittersweet ending to the Lady Vikings season, saying goodbye to the 4 seniors on the roster. (Jessica Brito, Noelia Ruiz-Quintana, Makena Smith, and Lydia Miller.
Valley dressed 14 players for the first time this season, all seeing action. Concordia showed their dominance in the first half by shooting past two Valley keepers enroute to a 6-0 half-time lead and winning 9-0 with 15 minutes remaining.
Jetta Hughes went 45 minutes in goal collecting 13 saves against 7 goals. Essie Ward covered 20 minutes in goal with 5 saves against 2 goals. Concordia recorded close to 30 total shots in the match, through their speed and accuracy.
Jessica Brito had 2 shots, one on goal, but could not connect for a final match score.
There were many bright spots for some of the underclassmen, several playing in their first sectional match.
Valley ends their season at 2-12-1, 1-5 in TRC.
Well going into this event we know it would be a close race between Valley And Triton girls for the 5th spot as a team to make on to Reginals.
Turned out to be very close as we tied at 131 point for the last spot and Valley not having a 6th runner for the tie breaker Triton got the spot for having a 6th runner today.
The Valley runners did what was ask of them and run the best race possible. With Chesnee Miller leading them out with an 11th place finish in 20:32 ,Bailey Bussard set a career Pr today at 22:28 with a great sprint to the finish just edging out a CMA runner by 2 tenths of a second, McKenna Lowe also busted out a great race in 23:30 just edging out a Plymoth runner and setting a career PR, Ava Minix 24:43 push thru today after not feeling well earlier this week, and Our loan Senior Talia Holder running her best time of this season of 25:09 capping of a great 4 years of running and just missing to run at Reginals.
The boys also put down some good times. Isaac Whetstone carrier Pr 19:19, Christopher Marquez 20:29 carrier PR, Eli stark 21:15 had a tough 2nd half of the race, Gavine Lenininer 23:30 carrier PR, Michael Leininger 24:42 carrier PR, Christian Guzman 27:38 carrier PR.
I am so proud of the way everyone has been pushing to get better over the last few weeks. It was such a heart breaker to tie and then miss out on a great opportunity for our programs.
Thanks for a great regular season. Now to see who will continue to move on to the next race.
Come out and support our runners as they bust their butts each and every week. Going to be at CMA for reginals on Saturday October 15 first race at 10:30am
Chesnee Miller, Bailey Bussard, and McKenna Lowe, and Isaac Whetstone all are advancing to reginals