It looked as though Notre Dame was going to blow Moon Valley out, putting together scoring drives on each of their first two series to take a 14-0 lead. The first series was only four plays, three of those runs by Andrew Stutz including a 15 yard TD run. QB Shane Wolfe hit WR Andy Wilder on a 23 yard scoring strike to make it 14-0 midway through the 1st quarter.
Moon Valley was able to out some pionts on the board in the 2nd quarter when John Mota hit a field goal from 37 yards out. The points were set up by a 38 yard Marshall Bailey to Garrett Gilliland pass and a 17 yard Brian Ramirez run.
ND got another score in the half after Wilder, who also serves as the team's punter, pinned the Rockets at the 13 yard line. A Moon Valley fumble was picked up by Stutz in the endzone and gave the Saints a 21-3 lead at the half.
Moon Valley came out in the second period fighting. The defense forced a three and out and the offense scored their first touchdown of the night when Cord Deal plunged in from a yard out on 4th and goal. The PAT was no good. 21-9.
But this was as close as MV would get. They had several chances to cut the lead but turnovers killed their hopes. Stutz scored one more time to put the nail in the coffin and Notre Dame remains undefeated with a 28-9 win over Moon Valley.
Notre Dame was a little short handed as Garrett Riggio was hurt early and Patrick Foley did not play but even so they clearly had more athletes than Moon Valley. Moon Valley was feisty and never quit but I would have liked to see C.J. Westbrooks get the ball in his hands more. He had only one catch and two balls thrown his way.
Andrew Stutz was the workhorse on offense, keeping the chains moving with some very tough running.
Anthony Greco had a terrific night for Notre Dame. He blitzed off the edge all night and was not picked up at all. He had three sacks that I counted and harrassed Bailey all night.
Notre Dame v. Moon Valley
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