Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 | 11:31 p.m.
Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer discuss Liberty's momentous win over the top-ranked team in Texas, and give an ode to all the other great games high school football has produced so far.
Spring Valley just needed another week of preparation.
After the Grizzlies disappointed in their season opener two weeks ago in Utah, they used a week off to polish their schemes. It paid off Friday night in their home opener as Spring Valley upset Sunrise Mountain 26-13.
“We thought we were ready going into Utah, but when things don’t go right, you can come home and take a good look at some things,” Spring Valley coach Marcus Teal said. “We just worked on them a little more, and made sure everyone meshed.”
The Miners couldn’t compete with the Grizzlies’ up-tempo, read option offense after some fine tuning. Senior quarterback K.C. Moore executed the offense with precision, rushing for more than 100 yards while scoring two touchdowns.
Senior running back Kelly Gray and junior cohort Kevin Benoza also keyed the attack in a game where Spring Valley never trailed despite committing four turnovers.
The Grizzlies took a shutout deep into the fourth quarter before giving up two late scores.
“Defensively, we were so much better,” Teal said. “We did everything better this week.”