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Spring Valley rallies past winless Durango

Michael Bianco rushed for 62 yards on 10 carries and scored the go-ahead touchdown Thursday to help Spring Valley’s football team to a 24-15 win over visiting Durango.

Defense and special teams carried Spring Valley (2-5, 1-2 Northwest League) for much of the game. Logan Cruz returned an interception 37 yards before halftime, and Dylan Clifton recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a score.

Bianco punched it in from 6 yards out to cap a nine-play drive to begin the fourth quarter. Joseph Padfield’s 35-yard field goal put the game out of reach.

Leontre Austin started the game with an 80-yard dash for a touchdown for Durango (0-7, 0-3) , but was contained to just nine carries for 27 yards the rest of the game. Ben Hayden went 10-of-19 for 140 yards and found Caleb Booze for a 65 yard touchdown, but Hayden threw three interceptions and was sacked five times.

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