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‘The Valley is Back, Baby!’ Seneca Valley Defeats Northwest to Claim King’s Trophy

The first thing that Seneca Valley Coach Fred Kim said to his team after they had taken possession of The King’s Trophy, as the winners of the Battle of Germantown was, “The Valley is Back, Baby!”

The Valley avenged last year’s 46-6 shellacking by showing up the two-time defending state champion Northwest Jaguars at home by a score of 14-7 on Friday night.

“It is a great feeling,” said Coach Kim as his players huddled around the King’s Trophy, “especially since they beat us the last two years and embarrassed us on our own home field. We were hungry. The roles have reversed. We’ve always been the hunted, but now we became the hunter. That is what we emphasized with these guys that we had to be hungry to get them back.”

Seneca got the scoring going by making the big play Junior linebacker Dione Jordan scooped up a fumble by Northwest’s freshman running back Juwon Farri and ran it 65 yards to put the Screaming Eagles up 7-0 late in the first quarter.

“The biggest thing was we had the big play,” said Kim. “Those plays are just daggers; they’re killers. When that happens, it takes the momentum of the game away from them. It really got us going.”

In a game that served to put Montgomery County on notice that Seneca Valley is once again a quality team, and as a coming out part for Seneca Valley junior Darius Golston. Golston would take a Clarence Gaskins pass 33-yards for Seneca’s second touchdown and allowed the Screaming Eagles to control the clock late in the game.

“After this game, Golston will be on the radar of everybody in the county,” said Seneca Valley Athletic Director Jesse Irvin. “He is having the game of his life. He’s destroying the Northwest defense.”