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October 1, 2013 > League play begins

League play begins

Submitted By Mike Heightchew

Mission Valley Athletic League play has begun and this year promises to be exciting. In an opening league match September 27, the Irvington Vikings met Newark MemorialÕs Cougars and emerged triumphant 23-7.

Things looked good for the Cougars early on as they scored first in the second quarter of play when NewarkÕs Franco Napal followed a great block into the End Zone to make the score 6-0. The game began to slip away from the Cougars as Irvington took control and never looked back. The Viking offense showcased its strength with trap blocking and holes in the Cougar defensive line began to appear. Irvington moved the ball 80 yards and scored when quarterback Andrew Trujillo took the ball into the End Zone for a 7-6 lead.
Runner and the offence took off as they move ball 80 years

The Viking defense put the hammer down in the third quarter, making great defensive plays in the secondary, taking away Cougar scoring opportunities. Setting up great field position for the offense, Jared Lozoya led the way for the Vikings. The end came for Newark when Trujillo found Daniel and then Andre Vickers to move the ball into scoring
range with just 4 minutes left in theÊ game. Randon Navarro marched the ball into the End Zone to ice the game for the Vikings.

It was a big day for Irvington Viking teams as it has been 21 years since both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams have beat Newark.

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Other MVAL scores on opening night:

Washington Huskies beat Mission San Jose Warriors 42-0. Husky Quarterback Tylan Vinson had a great night with four TDs.
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Kennedy Titans beat Moreau Catholic Mariners 36-14. The Titans put on an offensive clinic in the second half, scoring 30 points.

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