Canyon Spring defense leads scoring in 41-6 win over Valley

Canyon Springs scored three times on defense and special teams Friday en route to a 41-6 home victory over Valley.

Desmond Nunnelly started things for 10th-ranked Canyon Springs (5-1, 1-0 Northeast League) with a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Lazarus Kyle added a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Lord Oroke blocked a punt and returned it 5 yards for a touchdown to help the Pioneers take a 35-6 halftime lead.

Jayvion Pugh led the Pioneers offense with 89 yards and a touchdown on just four carries.

Diamante Burton scored on runs of 19 and 23 for Canyon Springs, finishing with 64 all-purpose yards while switching between quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

David Smith led Valley (1-5, 0-1) with 72 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.