Given their disadvantage in the MaxPreps state rankings, Tuscarawas Valley should expect quite the challenge on Friday. They will challenge Indian Valley on the road . Indian Valley will be strutting in after a win while Tuscarawas Valley will be stumbling in from a loss.
After flying high against Claymont two weeks ago, Tuscarawas Valley came back down to earth. Tuscarawas Valley took a 21-35 hit to the loss column at the hands of Ridgewood. Despite the defeat, Tuscarawas Valley saw an underclassman step up: Sophomore Tobias Grossi rushed for 96 yards and 2 touchdowns. Love has now scored at least one touchdown in the past five games.
Meanwhile, Indian Valley put the finishing touches on their 6th blowout victory of the season last Friday. They made easy work of Garaway and carried off a 44-20 victory. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Indian Valley had established a 38-13 advantage.
Tuscarawas Valley suffered a grim 3-32 defeat to Indian Valley the last time the two teams met. Can Tuscarawas Valley avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself ? We'll soon find out.
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