Spring Valley Weekly Sports Wrap 9-16-13

Varsity Football

The Varsity Football Team defeated Lexington 42-15 on Friday night. The boy's varsity football team defeated 2-0 Lexington HS by the score of 42-15. The Vikings have run their record to 3-0 on the season. The Vikings were led on defense by Christian Miller who had 11 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and two sacks, Jordan Williams had 17 tackles and Josh Harlan had 18 tackles. The Vikings also had a big interception by Tyler Frazier. 
On offense the Vikings had several outstanding performance. John Miller had 15 rushes for 162 yards and 2 TD's. QB Chris Adams was 5-6 passing for 107 yards. He also rushed 12 times for 95 yards and 2 TD's. Ryan Lee had 60 yards rushing and 51 yards in receptions. Alec Koon had 31 yards rushing and several great blocks and Jordan Williams had 52 yards rushing and 2 TD's. LJ Mealing had 31 yards in receptions and Jordan Foster had 1 catch for 25 yards. The Viking offensive line which helped the team to 505 total yards, 398 yards rushing, were led by Frank Ward and Sherard Coward.  Cooper Gresham was 6 -6 on Extra points and had 3 kick offs out of the end zone. 
The Vikings will play this Friday against rival Westwood HS at 7:30. This will be homecoming and the Class of 1988 will be having their 25th reunion. Click here to see full story in The State.

Girls Cross Country

The Lady Viking Cross Country team had an excellent showing at the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic this past Saturday. Our varsity team placed 4th/50 teams and our JV team placed 16th/42. Of the 28 girls that ran, 26 of them ran their personal best at this race. Both Varsity and JV had stellar races as a team and as individual athletes.
1. Freshman Claudia Cannon placed 2nd of 355 runners.
2. JV runners Dekeja Solomon, Jessica Kibler, Angela Watts, Arianna Atkinson, and Brianna Prince all knocked off about 5 minutes from their time.
3. Seniors Shauntel Smullen & Kailyn Taylor, and Desharee Solomon ran their lifetime personal best.
4. Megan Huntley, Tori Agostini, Breanna Murrin, and Danielle Murrin ran the varsity race and contributed to overall placement by running a season's best. 
Our plan is to keep this momentum as we travel to Irmo on Wednesday.

Boys Cross Country

The Boys Cross Country Team participated in the Coaches Classic Invitational on Saturday. This was the largest cross country meet ever held in SC having 97 schools and 3200 runners. Our Boys placed 1st in one of the two varsity races and would have been 3rd in the other (the second best 4A school overall). 

Our team was led by seniors Jack Timmerman and Jon Clymer with Ben Garrett, Kimani Hayes and Will Braddock completing the scoring. Mark Doucette and Jacob Maldonado rounded out the Varsity.

JV Volleyball

The JV Volleyball team went to the Aiken Spikeoff Tournament on Saturday 9/14. They got off to a rough start losing to Aiken and Lakeside. The afternoon turned around with a win over Grovetown and split with Greenbrier High School. We ended the tournament with a second place finish in the bronze division. Tamia Kirkland lead the team with a 12 serve aces and Alexis Caldwell also had 8 aces for the tournament. 

JV Football 

Thursday night the JV football team defeated Lexington 31-14 at Harry Parone Stadium. The captains for last nights game were Ty Tallent on defense and Kevin Owens on offense.

On offense, TyJuan Fulton opened the scoring with a 65 yard touchdown run. Later, Kristion Glover carried the ball for a 50 yard run to set up a Kevin Owens touchdown run from the 11 yard line. Owens broke two tackles and dragged a defender across the goal line for the 6. The next score was a 43 yard field goal by R.J. Bacon. Kevin Owens then found TyJuan Fulton again for a 50 yard touchdown pass. Late in the game, Kristion Glover again broke free and was tackled after stepping out of bounds 70 yards into his run. Two plays later, Glover found the end zone from 10 yards out. R.J. Bacon hit every PAT and had some great kickoffs on special teams.

Defensively, Cameron Cain, Peyton Pendarvis, Eric Mason and Collin Depositer had their work cut out for them with Lexington's pass heavy offense. The secondary rose to the challenge with several key pass break ups. Collin Depositer had one interception and return for 6 yards. Ty Tallent and Derek Green did well up front, and each recorded several tackles.