Valley looks to move to 2-0 on the season

The Indians aim to continue their success on both sides of the ball Friday night against Dwight Morrow


Ariela Alfonso

Valley's offense lines up against their opponent.

BJ McGrane, Sports Editor

Pascack Valley (1-0) will face Dwight Morrow (0-0) Friday night on the road, looking for their second straight win to open up the season.

Coming off of a 27-0 win against Roxbury, Valley will look to continue their defensive dominance. Their defense caused two turnovers against the Roxbury offense last week, one being an interception by senior Jake Ciocca, and one being a fumble that was recovered by junior David Jones.

The Valley offense also looks to continue the success it had last Friday against Roxbury. Their defense secured good field position on most drives, which helped them put up 27 points. The Indians’ relied much more heavily on their passing attack than in years past, so we will see if that continues against Dwight Morrow.

The Indians’ have had prior success against Dwight Morrow, as they held Dwight Morrow to just a touchdown last year, leading to a 47-6 blowout win in their home opener. Not only did the defense shine in last year’s game, the offense also played its part in the win. Last year, running backs James Allmers and Jake Williams combined for 142 yards and four touchdowns against the Dwight Morrow defense.

Although Valley had success last year against Dwight Morrow, the Raiders are a new team with a new coach. Joe Hoyle, father of QB Jalen Hoyle, will be taking over Dwight Morrow this season as the head coach with his son at the helm of the offense. Friday night’s game will be the Raiders’ season opener, so it will be the Hoyle’s first test as head coach.

With continued success from both their offense and defense, Valley looks to move to 2-0 on the season this Friday night.