All season long the Valley
Christian motto was "Unfinished Business".
Valley Christian had a new coach
this season, former Show Low head coach Bill Morgan. However, the nucleus from last season's
12-1 team was back this year headed up by runningbacks Reggie Sheffield and JP
Grako. Their lone loss a year ago,
to Phoenix Christian in the title game.
This time the Trojans willed their way to the title. It wasn't easy, however, as
The Trojans pretty much sewed up
the game when they went 91 yards early in the third quarter, Sheffield scoring
from 3 yards, to take a commanding 28-7 lead.
Give the Coyotes some credit. They fought to the end. They scored on a razzle-dazzle two pass play, Burmeister to Jeremiah Salzwedel. They later added scores from Justin Salzwedel to Drew Shroeder to make the game close. Final score, 45-28.
Grako was a thorn in the side of
Bergsma was quietly efficient, rushing for 64 yards and 2 TDs and adding 108 yards through the air on 6 of 7 passing.
Justin Salzwedel and Drew Shroeder bore most of the brunt of the offense with the Coyotes unable to rush the ball. Salzwedel threw for 204 yards and 2 scores to Schroeder who brushed off a sub-par first half to finish strong with 112 yards receiving to go along with the scores.
Hats off to both teams. Bill Morgan and his Trojans proved they
were the best in 2A this season.
Except for an asterick* loss to