Alarm Clock Pep Rally Game: Valhalla Norsemen 33, Scripps Ranch Falcons 20
Valhalla holds on to win against 33-20 against Scripps Ranch in the Corvette Diner Alarm Clock pep rally game.
Both offenses started the game off slow. It was the play of Ty Schimke in the 3rd quarter that shifted the momentum.He scored twice within a minute including a punt return.
In the first quarter it was all about defense. The Falcon’s Dylon Hessenflow with the 3rd down stop. The Norsemen answered with a sack of their own by Josh McNish-Heider. That sack forced Scripps Ranch to punt. The snap went high and out of the back of the end zone for the safety.
Frustration on both sides as the first 1st down of the game didn’t come until late in the first. Then Dennis Dahlin airs it our to Matt Bazzi for the 49 yard touchdown to give the Norsemen a 9-0 lead. In the 2nd Dahlin laterals to Bryan Madriz who finds Cole Lewis for the 33 yard touchdown.
Scripps Ranch strikes back Daniel Cox to Joel Jaffee makes it 16-8 with the two point conversion. They kept their momentum going and intercepted a Dahlin pass with less than a minute remaining in the first. Cox would also find Keith Davis in the end zone in the 3rd quarter to cut Valhalla’s lead to five, but that is as close as the Falcons would get.
The Corvette Diner Alarm Clock Pep Rally kicks off the season at Valhalla High School as the Norsemen host Scripps Ranch.
The Norsemen have only lost a total of 6 games over the past two years. Last year they started the season 8-1 and made it to the Open Division quarterfinals where they lost to Helix. They plan to continue to split time between Bryan Madriz and Dennis Dahlin at quarterback. Their defense gave up just 137 points in 2016 thanks in part to now senior Josh McNish-Heider. McNish-Heider is a four-year starter and had 73 tackles and 9 sacks.
The Falcons finished last year a disappointing 3-7, but this year they are kicking things off with a brand new head coach in Marlon Gardinera. They also have the highly recruited, defensive end/ offensive lineman, Dylon Hessenflow. At 6’4” Hessenflow is drawing attention from close to twenty colleges. They will be led by senior QB Daniel Cox and senior receiver Keith Davis. Reese Barnhill will be running the rock for the Falcons
The game will kick off at 7pm and highlights can be seen on the Prep Pigskin Report at 10:30pm. Also make sure you tune into the Corvette Diner Alarm Clock Pep Rally beginning at 6am on Good Morning San Diego.