Spring Valley quarterback Christian Tasi rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another Friday as the Grizzlies earned a 28-10 home win over Del Sol.
Tasi threw an 86-yard TD pass to Micah Benoza, who got behind the coverage and raced down the right sideline to make it 21-10 with 3:32 left in the third quarter. Tasi added a 10-yard TD run with 2:36 left in the game after the Grizzlies took over on downs at the Dragons’ 20-yard line.
Del Sol opened the scoring with a 35-yard field goal from Leo Delatorre after recovering a fumble by Spring Valley on the game’s first play from scrimmage.
The teams traded turnovers before Spring Valley’s Antoine Wallace intercepted Del Sol quarterback Aaron Williamson on the Dragons’ 17-yard line. Tasi tossed a lateral on the next play to Devyn Deckard, who scampered in for the score to make it 7-3.
Tasi then capped a 45-yard drive with a keeper up the middle, diving for a 3-yard score to push the lead to 14-3 before the half.
Del Sol opened the third quarter with a 12-play, 90-yard drive capped by a 9-yard TD run by Jay Peete to cut the lead to 14-10.
Tasi finished 6-for-11 for 115 yards for Spring Valley, which got a fumble recovery and a sack from team captain Tyler Stevens.
Williamson had 81 yards passing, and Anthoney Bryan supplied an interception for Del Sol.