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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Storm Strong Start Upends Indians 58-34


September 22, 2021 | View PDF

Creek Valley’s Storm Football team has struggled in the early going, with a low number of players contributing to their 0-and-3 start. But a switch to a Thursday night game, and a depleted opponent in the Minatare Indians, was just the right formula needed to get the Storm into the win column.

Creek Valley started hot, rushing for a touchdown and converting a two-point try to take a quick 8-to-0 lead. The Storm defense then got to work, forcing a Minatare fumble that was then returned for a touchdown to increase their lead to 14-to-0. After shutting down the Minatare offense again, the Storm quickly scored another rushing touchdown to take a 22-to-0 lead. Creek Valley scored two more touchdowns to take a 36-to-0 lead at the end of the first half. But the Minatare team did not quit, and finally fired back in the beginning of the second quarter with a touchdown run of their own to move the score to 36-to-7. However, Creek Valley fired right back with another rushing touchdown to increase their lead to 44-to-7. Minatare kept battling and scored another rushing touchdown and added a passing touchdown to go into the half down 44-to-20.

Minatare got the ball to start the second half but were stopped by the swarming Storm defense. Creek Valley quickly scored again to make it 52-to-20. Minatare tried to fire back, but Creek Valley intercepted a pass and brought it all the way back for a touchdown to close out their scoring. As the time wound into the fourth quarter, Minatare had a few impressive drives that ended up in scores, but it was far too little, and far too late, to effect the outcome, and Creek Valley took the victory, 58-to-34.

The Storm next hosts Banner County on Friday in Chappell, and look for their second win against a struggling 0-and-3 Wildcat team.


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