Published Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 | 11:59 p.m.
Updated Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 | 12:38 a.m.
The Grizzlies won 35-13.
Spring Valley entered the locker room tied 6-6 after suffering penalties and dropped passes. Their lone score came when senior wide receiver Julio Rosas Sanchez caught the first touchdown of his career.
“We kept missing opportunities in the first,” said Spring Valley coach Marcus Teal. “Durango was playing really good defense...and we couldn’t’ get anything solid going.”
But Spring Valley came out firing in the second half.
Quarterback K.C. Moore quickly found Nick Caifano from 43-yards out. Moore finished the game 10-of-20 for 168 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Once the Grizzlies had the lead, they leaned on running back Marcus Dawson. He scored on runs of 54 yards and 18 yards to seal the game and finished with six carries for 92 yards.
Spring Valley also benefited from recovering three kickoffs to help pull away from the Trailblazers late.
“In the second half, we buckled down and just kept grinding and got the win,” Teal said.