DORMONT, Pa. — The Central Valley Warriors did not take long to flex their muscle and prove their undefeated record as they went up 42-0 at halftime, a score that held through the second half, in a dominating win against Keystone Oaks, which fell to 2-5.
It took the Golden Eagles three drives to pick up their first down, and well into the second half to get beyond midfield. On the first snap of the game, Pitt commit Sean FitzSimmons blew the play up in the backfield. He did not record a tackle, but got off the snap immediately and forced a run outside into the arms of his teammate Matt Merritt.
That first play painted a picture of how the rest of the game played out. Central Valley went onto an eight-play drive that featured four runs and four passes and ended with a touchdown that put them up 7-0.
Central Valley forced another three and out and one play later Deniro Simpson took a quick pass 75-yards to the house as he ran down the sideline, and cut back in to finish the run with flash.
Up 14-0, another three and out led to a bad snap on a punt and a special teams touchdown for the Warriors. They had two special teams touchdowns in the first half. The final came late in the second quarter to make the game 42-0.
Before that Matt Merritt completed a 52-yard bomb to Jarvin Thompson, and Bryce Wilson picked off a pass that set up a short rush from Bret FitzSimmons to give them their 42-0 lead at the half. From there, the Warriors called off the dogs and put their backups in. That gave us a scoreless second half, as Central Valley salted away their lead.
Central Valley will look to remain undefeated when they host Ambridge next week. Keystone Oaks will head to Quaker Valley with eyes on a rebound.