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Viking Sports Update 9/2-9/8

The Girls Cross Country season came to an end at the 5A Qualifier, finishing 8th with 4 points separating them from qualifying for the State Championship. Everyone on the team raced really hard with 4 of the 7 girls finishing the season with a lifetime PR. Highlights include PR's from the following: Ava Phelps (20:40), Molly Westfall (21:01) Madison McEachern (21:08) and Gabi Dissinger (21:32). Also contributing to the race in a huge way were Emily Smoak, Caitlin Aycock and Angel Huang. The girls had an awesome season and will come back even stronger next year. They continued to show their toughness each and every week during the season and were true champions for being able to accomplish what they did in the middle of a pandemic adding many restrictions, with very little conditioning in the pre-season. Please help me congratulate all of the girls for a job well done.

On Friday the Vikings competed in the 5A State Championship. The Vikings finished 8th in the state. Individually for the Vikings Fernando Castro was 23rd in 16:20, Jack Stacy was 41st in 16:54, Ethan Taylor was 45th in 17:00, Tyler Shuler was 52nd in 17:06, Joey Massaro was 61st in 17:13, Blake Wild was 87th in 18:40, and Andrew Polson was 90th in 18:58.

The Spring Valley varsity football team defeated archrival Richland Northeast high school 55 - 6 this past Friday night on senior night.

The Vikings were led on offense by quarterback DeQuandre Smith who went 8 for 12 passing for 124 yards and three touchdowns. Ty’Sean Osby had two receptions for 35 yards and two TDs. Jalen Crumpton had two receptions for 45 yards and one touchdown and three carries for 23 yards and one touchdown. Evan Javis had eight carries for 97 yards and one TD and also had a caused fumble for a TD. Amin Gaines, Kamren Terrell, Nick Solomons, Nick Peebles, Anthony Goulbourne and Jiawan Sanders had good games on the offensive line. PJ Ulengchong and Gael Bravo were 7 for 7 on Extra Points.

The defense was led by Coby Cornelius, Ty’Shaun Glover and Mondell Hutto who all had fumble recoveries for touchdowns, which broke a school record. Trey Peterson and Ky Tayo both had 2 sacks for the Vikings. Coby Cornelius, Justin Nelson and David Squires all had good games at linebacker. In the secondary the Vikings were led by Josh Skelton, Paul Davis, Blayton Miller, Hy-Kein Nhan and John Javis who limited the Cavaliers to under 100 yards in receptions.

The Vikings travel to Lexington HS this Friday at 7:30 for their final game of the season.