Spring Valley gears up for long standing rivalry at Cabell Midland
BARBOURSVILLE — Spring Valley will load the charter buses Friday afternoon in route to Cabell Midland for a long standing rivalry matchup of the bordering counties.
Spring Valley cruised to a 27-3 win last week over Hurricane in a revenge game from last season. Tyson Hall set the tone early. After Hurricane knocked a field goal in the first quarter, Hall intercepted a pass taking it 52-yards to the house turning the tables for the Wolve’s crowd.
Nate Ellis and Graeson Malashevich showed the dynamics of Spring Valley’s offense hooking up on a 38-yard touchdown pass. Isaac Howard brought back the ground and pound on the next drive capping off a 64-yard drive with a 4-yard punch in.
Spring Valley added another 14-play 85-yard drive after taking the ball after half time finishing with a 3-yard touchdown on the back of Ellis.
The Wolves run defense was solid, with the main foe coming in the form of Christian Hill who rushed for 159 yards on the night. Spring Valley’s pass defense held the Redskins to only 14 yards through the air in the first half.
Ivan Vaughn was the story of the night in Midland’s 40-20 win over Parkersburg Friday. Vaughn exploded on the ground racking up 318 yards on 29 carries and pushing across six touchdowns. The senior first team all-state tailback also added a 34-yard reception to the stat sheet.
Midland showed their defensive strength in the third quarter on a goal-line stand holding the score at 33-20 before Vaughn punched in another one from 14-yards out.
Spring Valley routed Midland last season in a 56-28 offensive showdown. A 14-14 first quarter became irreverent after coach Brad Dingess spread out the offense in the second and quarterback Derek Johnson turned on the turbos leading Spring Valley to a 28-point blowout.
The battle of pride and the county line will be underway Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Cabell Midland High School.
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