Valley View too much for Crestwood to handle

By Jay Monahan - For Times Leader | November 3rd, 2017 11:18 pm

BLAKELY — Listed at a generous 5-foot-9, Garrett Swank loomed large over the post-game huddle and delivered a fiery, explosive speech.

The sophomore quarterback was not happy about how the Crestwood season ended. And he let his teammates — even the much more experienced seniors — know it.

Needless to say, the Crestwood coaches did not have a post-game speech. Swank said everything that needed to said.

Crestwood was blanked 51-0 to Valley View in the District 2 Class 4A quarterfinal. The Cougars will host Coughlin in the district semifinal.

“It’s going to be every day that I’m thinking about it,” Swank said. “I’m going to be crying in the weight room right after with the boys — putting in work.”

The end of Crestwood’s season went into a tailspin. The Comets closed out their 5-6 season with three losses by a combined 125-7 score. They were shutout in their last two.

The Comets appeared to be back in form under the full moon. Crestwood figured out Valley View on its first defensive possession. The Cougars used their patented fake-punt play with a direct snap to Chandler Full, who sprinted downfield for 34 yards, eventually setting up a Sam Pittsman touchdown.

From there, things became hard to watch.

Valley View put together five touchdowns in a span of seven offensive plays. Nasir Smith engineered the streak by blocking a punt and recovering in the end zone.

Crestwood finished with five yards of total offense.

“It’s more motivation than embarrassment,” Swank said. “We did come out here and lose but you have to put it behind you and look forward to next year.”

Seth Vernon ran eight times for 164 yards and three touchdowns.

D2-4A Quarterfinals

Valley View 51, Crestwood 0


Valley View`21`28`0`2`—`51

First quarter

V — Sam Pittsman 2 run (Matt Cesarini kick), 5:37

V — Nasir Smith 0 blocked punt return (Cesarini kick), 3:51

V — Seth Vernon 37 run (Cesarini kick), :56

Second quarter

V — Smith 43 pass from Chandler Fuller (Cesarini kick), 11:05

V — Vernon 70 run (Cesarini kick), 8:58

V — Vernon 33 run (Cesarini kick), 6:14

V — Mason Kordish 25 run (Cesarini kick), 2:05

Third quarter

No scoring

Fourth quarter

V — Pat Redman/Johnny Shnipes safety, 10:22

Team statistics`C`V

First downs`1`12


Passing yards`14`55

Total yards`5`371


Sacked-yards lost`1-9`0-0





RUSHING — CRE, Ryan Petrosky 3-(minus-20), Jimmy Hawley 6-14, Patrick Rother 1-1, Garrett Swank 2-4, Matt Tirpak 1-0, Owen Grigas 5-(minus-7), Kevin Klusewitz 3-2, Brandon Brozena 2-2, Liam Stone 1-(minus-1), TEAM 1-(minus-1). VV, Cain Bennett 1-16, Vernon 8-164, Fuller 6-59, SPittsman 2-5, Kordish 3-35, Zach Manchak 6-7, Jeremy Stanton 1-1, Noah Clifford 2-7, Jordan Conserette 3-31, TEAM 7-(minus-14).

PASSING — CRE, Swank 5-9-0-4, Petrosky 2-3-0-10. VV, Fuller 3-4-0-53, Stanton 1-3-0-2

RECEIVING — CRE, Brozena 2-(minus-3), Grigas 1-4, Klusewitz 1-5, Rother 1-(minus-2), Hawley 1-5, Stone 1-5. VV, Jaden Duplessis 1-7, Kordish 1-3, Kris Pittsman 1-2, Smith 1-43

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By Jay Monahan

For Times Leader

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