Valhalla Norsemen 41, Mount Miguel Matadors 7
Friday night Valhalla invaded and pillaged Mount Miguel in truly historically accurate Norseman fashion with a 41 – 7 win over the Matadors. With offensive, defensive and special teams highlights this was about as resounding of a victory as a team could possibly want to open up league play with.
The first score came on the firs drive of the game when Valhalla’s Daniel Bender recovered a bad snap on a Mount Miguel punt in the end zone.
Mount Miguel would briefly make it a game when a big run from Anthony Gilmore would get the Matadors in the red zone an set up a touchdown two plays later.
From there it was all Valhalla the rest of the night. The defense racked up seven sacks and kept the pressure on Benny Valadez to the point that Mount Miguel just was never able to get in an offensive rhythm. To top it off they forced a handful of turnovers to give their offense plenty of opportunities.
And there to capitalize on those opportunities Valhalla quarterback Phillip Naseh, who connected for multiple big scores on the night, including a 20 yard strike to Josh Mcnish-Heider and a 34 yard home run ball to Jordan Ellis.
It’s time for league play, so the gloves are off. This goes double for the match up between Valhalla Norsemen and Mount Miguel Matadors this Friday night. Both teams are turning out to be offensive juggernauts this season, each averaging over 40 points per game the past three weeks.
So needless the say Paul Rudy will have a lot of highlights to read after the game, the big question is who will have the defensive highlights. The team that can force the turnovers wins.
For Valhalla this year has been about building momentum each week. After a less than memorable outing in an opening week loss the Otay Ranch the Norsemen have turned things around.
“We were slow out of the gate but we have really found our rhythm the past few weeks,” said Valhalla coach Charles Bussey.
For Mount Miguel the areal assault of Benny Valdez has become a proven formula. The junior quarterback needs only one touchdown to reach double digits on the season. He has been aided by a potent running game, with three different backs scoring touchdowns so far this season.
With so much offense this season points won’t be in short supply on Friday. So this will come down to who can come up with turnovers. This will be a high scoring game and whoever can hold on to the ball should come out on top.