Wk 2 RNK 2021 Hidden Valley vs William Byrd Game ‘Bonus Game’

Wk 2 RNK 2021 Hidden Valley vs William Byrd Game ‘Bonus Game’ 497 382 SWVA High School Sports

Hidden Valley overcomes early deficit, beats Byrd 42-10

Robert A Patterson Stadium, Vinton Va. – Hidden Valley traveled to Robert A. Patterson Stadium in Vinton Friday night to take on William Byrd and Crunch was there for Week 2 Bonus coverage. The Terrier fans packed the stadium and liked what they saw on Byrd’s opening drive of the game when QB 4 Israel Hairston (12-59 rush, 9/23–77 pass, INT) electrified the crowd with a 46 yard scamper on the second play from scrimmage.

Terrier QB Israel Hairston breaks free for 46 yard gain

 The Terriers drove to the Titan 5 yard line but two penalties and a resilient HV defense forced WB to try a 27-yard field goal which K 15 Bricen Lancaster (PAT 1/1, FG 1/1-27 yds) put through the uprights for a 3-0 Terrier lead. Byrd was knocking on the door 30 seconds later after LB 9 John Kiker intercepted a tipped Hidden Valley pass.

William Byrd LB 9 John Kiker intercepts Titan pass

The Terriers, however, came up empty handed when they fumbled the ball out of their end zone and the Titans took over on the 20 after the touchback. “The game flipped right there, I thought our kids showed a lot of character and we just kind of put our foot on the gas and went after it” HV Coach Scott Weaver said after the game. The “gas” that he was referring to was a 42 point explosion from the Titans that propelled them to a 42-10 victory.

When asked about his team’s 2-0 start to the young season Weaver shared that due to covid, “we only had 32 off-season workouts this year, [where] we normally have 82. These first two games … I had no idea what was going to happen”.

Hidden Valley scored their first points on the first play of the 2nd quarter when QB 16 Sam Dragovich (6-4 rush, TD, 17/28-235 pass, 3 TD) ran it in from the 7.

HV 16 Sam Dragovich crosses the goal line for Titans first score


Titan 15 Ashton Carroll catches 13-yard TD pass

The PAT was blocked and the Titans led 6-3.

After the Terriers went 3-and-out, HV put together a 10-play, 64-yard drive where Dragovich found Ball State commit WR/LB 15 Ashton Carroll (6/98, TD) in the end zone from 13 yards out. K 8 Brody Layman (PAT 4/6) made the PAT and the Titans were up 13-3

Two plays later LB/RB 5 Max Pardon made a great break on the ball and intercepted a Terrier pass and outran everyone to the end zone for a pick-six. K 8 Layman added the PAT and the Titans took a 20-3 lead into intermission.
Hidden Valley QB 16 Dragovich completed 8 passes in the second half, 7 of which were for gains of 10 yards or more. WR/DB 20 Joey Strong (7-64) caught 4 passes in the 3rd quarter and WR/DB 1 Braxton Dunnings (3/69, 2 TD) picked up where he left off last week catching two TD passes of 24 and 28 yards, respectively.

HV 5 Max Pardon sprints in for the score after his interception

Between Dunnings’ scores, HV’s punt-return team blocked a Terrier kick in the end zone, resulting in a safety. The score at the end of the 3rd was 35-3. HV RB/LB 10 Jadon LaTempa (5/35, TD) capped the Titan scoring barrage with a 2-yard TD run early in the 4th and K 8 Layman’s PAT made it 42-3.

Titan WR 1 Braxton Dunnings scores on his second TD reception of the night

Terrier 34 AJ Gravely picks up a block on his way to a big gain

The Terriers showed no quit on the night as they finished the game with an 8-play, 63-yard drive powered by the rushing of RB 34 AJ Gravely (7-49, TD) who scored from the 1 yard line with 42 seconds left to play as the Titans picked up the win 42-10.

Mike ‘the Machine’ Dermott

OffenseRushing– Hidden Valley – DJ Banks 7-15, Sam Dragovich 6-4, TD, Jadon LaTempa 5-35, TD, Joe Haynes 2-(-6), William Byrd – Peyton Fuchs 12-30, Israel Hairston 12-59, AJ Gravely 7-49, TD Passing– Hidden Valley– Sam Dragovich 17/28 – 235, 3 TD, INT  William Byrd – Israel Hairston 9/23-77, INT  Receiving– Hidden Valley– Ashton Carroll 6-98, TD, Max Pardon 1-4, Joey Strong 7-64, Braxton Dunnings 3-69, 2 TD William Byrd – Peyton Fuchs 1-3, Dominic Dulak 3-5, Ethan Hairston 1-18, FUM, Dillion Anderson 4-51 PuntingHidden Valley– Sam Dragovich 2-23 avg. William Byrd – Dustin Richards 3-29.7 avg.

1st Qtr
• William Byrd: Lancaster 27-yard FG (5:59)
2nd Qtr
• Hidden Valley: S.Dragovich 7-yard TD; PAT blocked (11:54)
• Hidden Valley: Carroll 13-yd TD pass from S.Dragovich; Layman PAT (7:28)
• Hidden Valley: Pardon 34-yd Interception Return for TD; Layman PAT (6:34)
3rd Qtr
• Hidden Valley: Dunnings 24-yd TD pass from S.Dragovich; PAT no good (3:32)
• Hidden Valley: Safety – Blocked WB punt in end zone (2:21)
• Hidden Valley: Dunnings 28-yd TD pass from S.Dragovich; Layman PAT (1:27)
4th Qtr
• Hidden Valley: LaTempa 2-yard TD; Layman PAT (11:20)
• William Byrd: Gravely 1-yd TD (0:42)

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