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Another week, another win

Hart takes sixth straight since dropping season opener, routing Golden Valley to go to 2-0 in league

Posted: October 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 13, 2012 2:00 a.m.

There were several instances in the first half when Golden Valley had Hart pushed into a corner.

Hart sprung out of it each time. And Golden Valley ended up cornered for good.

The Indians made key plays on important downs and raced out to a 35-point halftime lead and beat Golden Valley 56-14 on Friday at Canyon High School.

“This team has a bunch of confidence,” said Hart running back Connor Wingenroth. “We knew the O-line was going to step up to the occasion.”

That line helped pave the way for a pair of big plays. On a fourth-and-4 at the Golden Valley 26-yard line early in the first quarter, Wingenroth ran behind that line for a 26-yard touchdown for Hart’s first score.

On the next drive, Hart ran into Golden Valley punter Deion Webber to give the Grizzlies new life, but they fumbled the ball away on the very next play.

Early in the second quarter with Hart (6-1, 2-0) up 14-0, Golden Valley had the Indians backed up on fourth-and-10 at the 48-yard line. Hart quarterback Brady White took advantage of good protection and hit tight end Davis Koppenhaver for a 48-yard touchdown with 7:48 left before halftime.

White also tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Wes Fitzpatrick in the second quarter, and Wingenroth also hit Trent Irwin for a 64-yard score right before halftime.

“The thing I said to the guys is we have to make plays at opportune times,” said Golden Valley head coach Robert Fisher. “We weren’t in position to make those plays last week. This week, we were.”

Golden Valley (0-7, 0-2) tried to get its ground game going with Leon Jacobs, who finished with 15 carries for 69 yards. Jacobs also scored Golden Valley’s first touchdown, returning a fumble 32 yards to paydirt early in the second half after Webber stripped White of the ball.

White finished 14-of-20 for 229 yards and a pair of scores, while Irwin caught seven passes for 120 yards. Wingenroth and Travis Rehard led Hart with 57 yards rushing apiece.

Grizzlies quarterback Robert Phillips went 8-of-18 for 111 yards and a late touchdown to Aaron Kinard.

After a season-opening loss to Pac-5 power Tesoro, Hart won six straight by 22 points or more.

“It’s a great feeling,” Wingenroth said. “We still have a bitter taste from that first game. We have a lot of momentum in league.”


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