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Spring Valley grinds out a 14-10 season-ending victory at Sierra Vista

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Spring Valley football players Devin Dishari, Armando Castillo and Brant Berglund Thursday, July 26, 2012.

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That 2-0 start to the season seemed like a long time ago Thursday night, but Spring Valley banded together to pull out one more victory for its seniors, 14-10 at Sierra Vista.

“I told them, ‘We fell short of your goals but you’re going to come back and be proud of our program,’ ” Spring Valley coach Marcus Teal said.

Spring Valley took a 14-7 lead in the second half on quarterback Brant Berglund’s second touchdown pass and the defense held Sierra Vista to a field goal despite being backed up in its own territory on one drive. After trading some unsuccessful drives in the fourth quarter, Spring Valley go the ball with less than four minutes left and picked up a couple of first downs to end the game and the season.

Spring Valley finished 3-6 while Sierra Vista was 1-8.

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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