Valley View pulls away from Wilmington in 4th quarter


GERMANTOWN – The Wilmington Hurricane ran into a Varnadoe in its season opener Friday night at Germantown Valley View.

P.J. Varnadoe, filling in admirably for injured Collin Genslinger had eight carries for 116 yards and three touchdowns and hauled in another 57-yard TD pass to help lead the Spartans to a 52-31 victory to start the 2017 campaign.

Genslinger left the game with 14 carries, 171 yards and one touchdown.

Spartan quarterback Collin Wood connected on 14-of-18 passes for 283 yards and three touchdown passes.

Wood and Varnadoe put away the Hurricane with three fourth-quarter touchdowns after Wilmington knotted the game at 31 just before the end of the third period.

Wood hit Austin Clark with a 67-yard pitch-and-catch on the first play of the fourth quarter to break the tie.

Wilmington marched to the Valley View 13 on the next drive looking to knot the game again but turned the ball over on downs.

A play later, Varnadoe broke Wilmington’s back with an 87-yard scamper to push the Spartans’ lead to 45-31.

A Valley View interception with 6:42 left in the game led to another Varnadoe score four minutes later.

The teams combined for 1,119 yards, 639 of them by the Spartans.

Wilmington’s Dylan Beaugard finished with 10 catches for 90 yards, 10 rushes for 122 yards and connected on 2-of-3 passes for 63 yards, including a 60-yard halfback touchdown pass to start the game.

Hurricane running back D.J. Ames chipped in with 12 carries for 107 yards and the touchdown that tied the game at 31.

SUMMARY

Aug 25 2017

@Valley View High School

Valley View 52 Wilmington 31

WI 07.10.14.00…..31

VV 00.21.10.21…..52

First Quarter

WHS – Beaugard 60 pass to McIntosh (Henry kick), 11:44.

Second Quarter

VV – Varnadoe 4 run (Meyers kick), 8:09.

WHS – Henry 37 FG, 6:06.

VV – Genslinger 78 run (Meyers kick), 5:47.

WHS- Beaugard 61 run (Henry kick), 4:07.

VV – Wood 21 pass to Harshberger (Meyers kick), 3:15.

Third Quarter

VV – Wood 57 pass to Varnadoe (Meyers kick), 10:42.

VV – Meyers 28 FG, 6:34.

WHS – Beaugard 7 run (Henry kick), 3:08.

WHS- D.J. Ames 30 run (Henry kick), :22.2.

Fourth Quarter

VV – Wood 67 pass to Clark (Meyers kick), 11:49.

VV – Varnadoe 87 run (Meyers kick), 7:27.

VV – Varnadoe 11 run (Meyers kick), 2:45.

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Wilmington’s Brady Evans (right) runs the ball against Valley View Friday night. Conner Barton (70) is at the left.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_FB1_wilm_evans2BB.jpgWilmington’s Brady Evans (right) runs the ball against Valley View Friday night. Conner Barton (70) is at the left. Ginger Lee Images By Brenda Bowman

By Shawn Robinson

WNJ Sports Writer

Shawn Robinson covers high school sports for the News Journal. Follow him on Twitter @twinzdad01.