June 21, 2021

Arroyo Valley finds the road unkind, 38-7

first_imgMORENO VALLEY – Arroyo Valley’s follow-up to last season’s semifinal run got off to rough start as Moreno Valley dominated the mistake-prone Hawks 38-7 at Moreno Valley High School. Arroyo Valley turned the ball over seven times, including five times in the first half. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Later in the first quarter, Moreno Valley added to its lead with a 29-yard scoring run by quarterback Isaiah Moxley. Moxley ran for two touchdowns and threw for another. Near the end of the first quarter, Moreno Valley’s Darrell Callis picked off a Wyrick pass and ran it back to the Hawks’ 25, where Moxley found fullback Greg Wimley for a 25-yard touchdown pass to make it 17-0. The Vikings put the game away early in the third quarter by scoring on their first two possessions. After Troy Hall broke free for a 65-yard run to the Hawks’ 1, Moxley ran it in for a 24-0 lead. “Obviously, it was nerves,” Arroyo Valley head coach Tony DiThomas said. “We have a lot of talented young players, but they are anxious to get out there, and it showed. These guys are anxious to build on what we`ve developed here the past few seasons.” The Hawks’ troubles started on the first possession with a lost fumble by running back Chris Roberts on the exchange from quarterback Anthony Wyrick. The Vikings recovered the ball on the Arroyo Valley 16 and made a 28-yard field goal to go up 3-0. center_img After a three-and-out by Arroyo Valley, the Vikings quickly went down the field and scored on Hall’s 1-yard run to push the lead to 31-0 with 6:51 left in the third quarter. The Hawks finally got on the board early in the fourth quarter on a 33-yard pass from Wyrick to Dustin Blount to make it 31-7. The Vikings added another touchdown late on a 26-yard run by Casey Gross. Wyrick had a rough game going 8-for-18 for 136 yards and four interceptions. Wyrick also was the team’s top rusher with 32 yards on 15 carries. “We just need to get back to having fun out there, and we will be fine,” DiThomas said. “We are a good football team.” Moreno Valley also had turnover problems. The Vikings turned the ball over three times in the first half, but the Hawks couldn’t cash in. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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