Following a scoreless first quarter, Golden Valley rattled off 28 points in the second quarter and needed just eight plays to do so. “It just came down to putting the ball in our playmakers hands,” said Golden Valley coach Dan Kelley. On Friday, those hands belonged to Floyd, Jalin Lewis, D.J. Turner and Ahvie Harris. Lewis opened the second-quarter scoring spree with a 46-yard run off a jet sweep. Floyd picked up his first touchdown on a 20-yard run the next possession.
DeGabriel Floyd finds the end zone on 20-yard rush out of the wildcat. Golden Valley 14, Canyon 0, 7:36 2Q. pic.twitter.com/raM69DX9EG— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) October 21, 2017
The Cowboys (3-5, 0-3 Foothill League), who are the last winless team in Foothill League play, struggled to get anything going on the ground between the trio of quarterback Shawn Gallagher, Taylor Tepesano and Ryan Valdes. Valdes led the group with 16 carries for 45 yards. “This game is 90 percent mental and I don’t know if were completely there mentally those last two weeks,” Kelley said. “I’m proud of the week of practice we had and the way we responded. The Grizzlies (4-4, 1-2) converted their seventh straight drive into a touchdown on their first possession of the second half as Turner joined the action with a 53-yard run. Turner finished with 131 yards on nine carries.
Golden Valley starting to feel it now. A 46-yard TD pass from Zack Chevalier to Ahvie Harris gives it a 28-0 lead, :40 2Q. pic.twitter.com/lO2fy7SdDk— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) October 21, 2017
Carson Farber drilled his first field goal of the season – a 37-yarder – to close out the scoring early in the fourth quarter. MORE: Golden Valley kicker could play pivotal role amid Foothill League play
DJ Turner getting in on the action as his 53-yard TD run gives Golden Valley 35-0 lead over Canyon, 6:50 Q3. pic.twitter.com/byo07LhPFS— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) October 21, 2017