Spring vs Smithson Valley

The #3 state ranked Smithson Valley Rangers play the Spring Lions @ Spring in this Week 1 non-district game.

Spring vs #3 Smithson Valley


Jay Darneal



The Smithson Valley Rangers got things going early as it only took them three offensive plays to get a 32 yard TD run by SR RB Trent Rios. That was a little preview for the fans of what was about to come. The Lions did roar back with a 5 yard TD run on an option read play by JR QB Kendric McNeal. The PAT attempt was no good and kept the Rangers up with a 7-6 lead. On the very next possession Smithson Valley capped a long drive with a 2 yard TD run by Rios. Their PAT attempt was missed as well which left the score at 13-6. The second quarter started off the same as with 8:39 left Rios once again found paydirt, this time from 40 yards out. Smithson Valley SR QB David Pawelek had a key block on the misdirection play to let Rios get by for the score which gave the Rangers a 20-6 lead going into the half. RB Trent Rios had almost 130 yards and 3 TD coming into halftime. The third quarter and most of the fourth quarter as well was a defensive battle aided by bad field position. Smithson Valley SR P/DB Ben Woodchick had a 52 yard punt that was downed inside the 1 yard line and Spring missed a 4th and 1 opportunity on the opponents 15 yard line. The scoring drought was broken by Smithson Valley RB Trey Reinhart when he had a 15 yard TD run with only 2:04 left in the game. Spring never gave up and finished the game strong as McNeal had a 3 yard TD pass to JR WR Dakota Dill. The duo hooked up once again for the two point conversion and the game ended at 26-14 with Smithson Valley on top. Spring had a solid offensive game and looked very strong on the defensive side in the second half of the game. JR QB Kendric McNeal was 11-18 for 112 yards and 1 TD pass. McNeal also ran for 62 yards and another TD. SR RB Kurtis Shaw had 12 carries for 78 yards. Ranger SR QB David Pawelek was 11-16 for 128 yards in the air. His main target, SR WR Cody Renken, had 7 receptions for 75 yards.  The night definitely belonged to Smithon Valley SR RB Trent Rios has he rushed 20 times for 187 yards and 3 TD's in the game. Go to the media section of the player profile page of Trent Rios to see an interview with Jay Darneal after the game.

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