Spring Valley racked up 313 rushing yards and rolled a 41-0 victory over visiting Bonanza in the Banner Game on Friday.
Spring Valley (1-1) wasted no time on its opening drive as Marcus Dawson took the read option from Christian Tasi 85 yards for a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage. After a Bonanza three-and-out, Dawson again took the read option from Tasi for a 49-yard touchdown. The Grizzlies ran for 224 yards in the first half, also helped by Michael Bianco’s 51 yards on 11 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run to put the Grizzlies up 34-0 at the half.
Defensively, Spring Valley gave Bonanza (1-1) nothing to work with. The Grizzlies defense recorded six sacks, three by Drazen Tojic. The Grizzlies also intercepted Bonanza quarterback Wyatt Allison three times, two by Antonio Wallace, who returned his first interception 55 yards for a touchdown. Spring Valley limited Bonanza to minus-15 rushing yards and 55 yards overall.
Spring Valley is now 7-3 all-time against Bonanza in the Banner Game rivalry, breaking a three-game losing streak in the series.