Nodaway Valley takes momentum into ‘Battle for the Rock’ rivalry recreation | Sports activities
(Greenfield) — Nodaway Valley soccer made a giant leap from Week 0 to Week 1, a minimum of on the scoreboard.
The Wolverines (1-1) bounced again from a decent loss to Southwest Valley of their opening recreation with a 48-0 victory over West Central Valley final Friday night time.
“Lots of the advance is regular,” Wolverines coach Duane Matthess advised KMA Sports activities. “I’d have appreciated to see us do higher (with penalties), however we cleaned up the blocking mishaps that we had been having. That was positively a optimistic.”
These clean-ups paid off in a giant manner for the Nodaway Valley operating recreation, as they churned for 339 yards behind 226 from junior Adam Ayase and 122 from senior Tony Ayase. As well as, quarterback Nathan Russell threw for 196 yards and three scores.
“Our ability gamers, throughout the board, are fairly good,” Coach Matthess mentioned. “I’d put them up in opposition to a whole lot of different groups in Class A. When a workforce units out to cease a participant, that units issues up for the others. I actually don’t suppose any workforce can go in and say they’re going to close out one individual throughout the board.”
With Coach Matthess’ first win as head coach out of the way in which, Nodaway Valley will now look to do one thing they haven’t finished in 10 years: Beat Mount Ayr.
The annual “Battle for the Rock” is ready for Greenfield on Friday night, and regardless of being in his first yr, Coach Matthess is properly conscious of the significance of this rivalry.
“Early on once I was doing zoom calls with gamers individually, I don’t suppose there was a single participant that didn’t say they don’t need that Rock,” Matthess mentioned. “It was fairly evident that although we haven’t had success in opposition to Mount Ayr lately that they wish to beat them.”
The Wolverines could have loads of floor to make up with Mount Ayr profitable every of the final 9 matchups, together with the final eight by a minimum of 22 factors.
“A Mount Ayr-coached workforce shouldn’t be going to make a whole lot of errors,” Matthess mentioned, “they usually’re going to be actually well-coached. That’s one thing we’ve taken away from simply watching movie.”
The Raiders dealt with Albia final Friday night time by a 36-7 rating, leaning on their very own prolific speeding recreation. Adler Shay had a team-high 11 carries for 85 yards whereas Dawson Swank rushed for 79 and two scores on 10 carries. Payton Weehler added 9 carries for 73 yards and a landing, and Jaydon Knight had 77 yards on simply six totes.
“They’re not going to beat themselves,” Matthess added. “We now have to ensure we’re not getting behind the chains by having a penalty or something like that. We simply need to play actually clear, not harm ourselves and hopefully we are able to transfer the ball.”
Bret Ruggles could have reviews from Greenfield on Friday night through the Purple Oak Chrysler Connection Present. Full protection begins on AM 960 and FM 99.1 at 6:20 PM.
Hear the entire interview with Coach Matthess under.