Horde trounces Hoosic Valley

T he Granville football team is on a winning streak.
The combination of an opportunistic defense and an overwhelming rushing attack led the way for the Horde as it earned a 56-26 victory over Hoosic Valley last Friday evening during the annual “Lights Week” game.
The win was the second in a row for Granville and improved its record to 3-3 overall, keeping alive hopes of a postseason berth.
In the game, Granville’s defense forced six turnovers, including four interceptions, while the offense grinded out nearly 240 yards on the ground.
“I was pleased with our running game. I thought when we executed on the offensive line we were gaining chunks of yards,” co-head coach Mario Torres said. “I was pleased with the fact we were able to generate some turnovers.”
“We’ve got some things we need to work on but a win is a win. We’ve got to build on it.”
Granville got things rolling early as Codi Scribner returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for the game’s first score.
Scribner would add a touchdown from three yards out to make it 14-0 and it appeared the rout was on.
However, as the second quarter began, Hoosic Valley began to take advantage of some missed assignments in the Granville secondary leading to the Indians’ first score of the game, and only their second touchdown of the season.
“The passing game has given us a problem all year. We lined up wrong and the kid runs down the field wide open,” Torres said.
Following a three and out, Granville punted the ball to Hoosic Valley and forced a fumble on the first play of the drive.
Several plays later, quarterback Jamie Hicks faked the handoff left, rolled right and beat the Valley defender to the pylon for the score. After a successful point after attempt, the score was 21-8.
Hoosic Valley stormed back on the ensuing drive to make it 21-14 with a 17-yard touchdown pass to a wide open Korey LePage.
“Defensively I didn’t think we played well in the first half. Our tackling wasn’t very good,” Torres said. “We missed some assignments which led to some scores
The defense came out of the half with renewed focus and intercepted two passes that the offense was able to turn into points and a 35-14 lead.
“I thought we played much better in the second half,” Torres said.
Hoosic Valley answered back to make it 35-20 but the fourth quarter belonged to Granville.
Two and a half minutes into the quarter, Scribner took a handoff around the right end for his third rushing score of the day.
Later in the quarter, Paul Hanna’s 32-yard interception return for a touchdown made it 49-20. Bryan Ricketts would add another score to seal the victory for the Horde.
Scribner finished the game with four touchdowns and 180 yards on 25 carries and Michael Resetar went eight for eight on extra points. Hoosic Valley’s Anthony Brundige had four touchdown passes in a losing effort.

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