Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 | 12:04 a.m.
A resilient effort from Valley enabled the team to come from behind in dramatic fashion to cinch a win at Del Sol Saturday night.
The Vikings scored 27 points in the final 16 minutes to slay the Dragons 34-23 after trailing the entire game.
“It was looking a little bleak for a while there,” Valley coach Marcus Sherman admitted. “Some teams will give up on you and start thinking about this next week, but this team kept battling.”
Sherman said the comeback started with the offensive line, which was blocking so well all night that something was bound to happen.
Quarterback Tyrone Prewitt was that something, as he got into the open space frequently late in the game and scored three touchdowns.
“Once he got on the edge, he looked like Cam Newton out there,” Sherman said. “They didn’t have an answer for him.”
Valley lost its starting running back to an injury earlier in the game, but defensive back Malik Batiste filled in admirably to lessen the blow. San Diego State commit Noble Hall notched three sacks, while Demarrius Oliver led the team in tackles.