West Valley football battled North Pole and darkness in victory

Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 8:22 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - In football, there are many variables impact the outcome of the game. Usually that involves the clock, weather and the other team, however the West Valley Wolfpack and the North Pole Patriots had to face the lights that wouldn’t turn on.

With the sun going down, the stadium lights at North Pole were not turning on, resulting in the referees using a running clock in the second half. The Wolfpack used their rushing attack to pull away in their 32-27 victory, which gave Head Coach David DeVaughn his first win with the program. Kobe Amio led the Wolfpack with two rushing touchdowns, including one that put West Valley up by two possessions in the fourth quarter.

“We finally got back out onto the field, we executed like we should have. It was just a matter of time. It was great, we needed this we’re a team.” said West Valley Wolfpack Quarterback Robert McGee.

North Pole battled back in the end after Devon Clark found Kade Bostwick to cut the score down to five but they failed to recover the onside kick leading to West Valley’s win. They were also led by Riley Walters who scored on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Clark on the first play of the game.

North Pole now prepares for the Mayor’s Bowl when they face the Lathrop Malemutes on September 25. West Valley faces the Monroe Catholic Rams on September 26.

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