Steamboat can’t keep up with Valor team at state
December 6, 2009
First Downs: 12 (Valor Christian), 9 (Steamboat Springs)
Rushes-Yards: 39-192 (Valor Christian), 20-108 (Steamboat Springs)
Comp-Att-Int: 8-14-0 (Valor Christian), 12-23-2 (Steamboat Springs)
Yards Passing: 196 (Valor Christian), 91 (Steamboat Springs)
Total Yards: 388 (Valor Christian), 199 (Steamboat Springs)
Punts-Avg.: 4-31 (Valor Christian), 6-27 (Steamboat Springs)
Fumbles-lost: 2-0 (Valor Christian), 2-1 (Steamboat Springs)
Penalties-Yards: 14-95 (Valor Christian), 3-20 (Steamboat Springs)
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Valor Christian 21-14-00-06—41
■ First Quarter
SS: 10:56, Austin Hinder 51 run. (Peter Schuette kick.)
VC: 8:58, Braxton Peats 17 pass from Brock Berglund. (Taylor Yancey kick.)
VC: 6:15, Sackett Keesen 15 pass from Berglund. (Yancey kick.)
VC: 3:19, Blake Froistad 43 pass from Berglund. (Yancey kick.)
■ Second Quarter
SS: 11:01, Hinder 51 run. (Schuette kick.)
VC: 9:28, Berglund 1 run. (Yancey kick.)
VC: 2:03, Cameron Gray 64 run. (Yancey kick.)
■ Third Quarter
■ Fourth Quarter
VC: 3:58, Froistad 20 pass from Berglund. (kick fail.)
VC: Gray 10-107, 1 TD; Taylor Brown 1-3; Matt Corral 4-14; Ryan Nu’u 2-12; Berglund 11-43, 1 TD; George Talanoa 5-9; LeLen Lang 2-4; Carzell Vickers 2-1; Michael Miller 1-(-1).
SS: Dylan Pivarnik 2-11; Hinder 16-94, 2 TD; Connor Landusky 1-1; Bryce Mayo 1-2.
VC: Berglund 8-14-0, 196 yards, 4 TD.
SS: Hinder 12-23-2, 91 yards.
VC: Vickers 2-31; Peats 2-27, 1 TD; Keesen 2-75, 1 TD; Froistad 2-63, 2 TD.
SS: Pivarnik 5-49; Spady 3-27; Mayo 2-8; Cody Harris 2-7.
Keys to the game
■ Which of Class 3A’s best quarterbacks will have the best game?
It’s tough to fault either signal caller, but Valor Christian’s Brock Berglund put together a game that will have him in the conversation for Class 3A Player of the Year. The junior completed eight of 14 passes for 196 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 43 yards and a touchdown. Hinder did what he could do, gaining 185 of Steamboat’s 199 yards to go along with Steamboat’s lone two scores.
■ Which team wins the turnover battle?
For the first time this season, Steamboat lost the turnover battle. Valor created three Steamboat turnovers, but the Eagles turned those three turnovers into zero points. What it did, however, was keep the Steamboat offense from getting into any kind of rhythm.
■ Does Steamboat or Valor do a better job of embracing the big game?
Both teams were ready, but Berglund and the rest of the Eagles made a huge statement after Steamboat went up, 7-0, in the first quarter. The junior quarterback led Valor to scores on five of its first six possessions in the first half, showing that falling behind meant little to the Eagles.