Berglund’s TD passes lift Grizzlies over Mountain Lions

Spring Valley senior Brant Berglund threw two touchdown passes to Christian Tasi on Thursday to lead the Grizzlies (3-7, 1-4 Northwest) to a 14-10 road victory over Sierra Vista (1-8, 0-5).

Sierra Vista took a 7-0 lead on a 58-yard run up the middle by Octavius Payne in the first quarter.

After a total of five turnovers by both teams, Spring Valley capitalized on a roughing the punter penalty, as Tasi hauled in a 34-yard strike down the right sideline on the ensuing play to make it 7-7 at halftime. 

The Grizzlies later took advantage of a 21-yard loss on a high snap to Sierra Vista punter Sebastian Reyes, and Berglund found a wide-open Tasi over the middle for a 25-yard TD pass on the next play.

Reyes connected on a 30-yard field goal to cut the lead to 14-10 in the fourth quarter, but Sierra Vista’s final possession ended in Grizzlies’ territory with a turnover on downs.

Berglund finished with 137 yards passing, and Tyree Berry rushed for 87 yards.

Maliek Broady finished with 99 yards rushing on 18 carries, and Payne had 93 yards rushing for the Mountain Lions.