KUSA – Pomona and Valor are no strangers when it comes to meeting on the gridiron. In fact, the last time the Valor Eagles lost to an in-state public school was four years ago… against Pomona. The Panthers were hoping to top Valor just like 2010, but the Eagles ended up winning 21-12 to open up the season with a perfect 2-0 record.
Valor's sophomore starting quarterback Dylan McCaffrey had to leave the game for precautionary reasons. Eagles head coach Rod Sherman told 9NEWS that Dylan took a hit early in the game. "As a sophomore there's just no reason to risk further injury. We wanted to play it safe with him [Dylan]. He's going to have a great season ahead of him and hopefully we get him back as soon as possible," Sherman said.
With that said, Sherman told us that senior backup quarterback Parker Courier played a phenomenal game against the Panthers. "The fact that Parker knew all of his reads, we were able to run all of our offense. We are so proud of how he stepped in. This week, he'll get more reps in practice, we'll see what Dylan's like." Sherman added.
Valor scored first and headed into halftime with a 7-0 lead. Pomona scored a touchdown in the 3rd quarter and missed the PAT to make it 7-6 heading in the 4th. The Eagles scored twice more and went up 21-6. The Panthers answered back with its second score of the game with under 4 minutes to play, but didn't get the 2-point conversion.
Valor will host East High School out of Salt Lake City, UT next Friday at 7 p.m., while Pomona will travel to Cherry Creek next Friday, kick-off is set for 7 p.m.
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