The Battle Continues for the Banner

Sean Elliott, Staff Writer

For several years two schools, Spring Valley and Bonanza, have squared off  in a rivalry game called Battle for the Banner. Last year Bonanza came up with a dominating performance winning by a score of 38 to 14. The Bengals had a 21 point lead heading into halftime and never looked back.

The Grizzlies came into this season with a (2-0) record taking down Chaparral and Valley. Senior quarterback Brant Berglund has big plans to take Spring Valley back to the playoffs this year and is really excited about this week’s game. He said,  “A lot of people don’t believe in us, but that fuels us to be even better. Between our great coaches and our teams heart we have the ability to make it back to the playoffs and beyond. We need to come out following the game plan and play Grizzly football. In order for us to get the win, our team has to limit turnovers and play the way were capable of playing.”

The Grizzles play in a very tough Sunset Northwest Division, with some of the best schools around the valley. This is a game where two teams desperately need a win. With the “Banner” on the line and with a rivalry game this huge, it’s going to be a battle!!

On Friday, September 14th, Bonanza blew out the Grizzles 47 to 6. Improving the Bengals record to (1-2) on the season. Jacob Pope returned two interceptions that put Bonanza up for good. Spring Valley scored on its first possession only down 7 to 6 at the half. But it turned into another game with Bonanza scoring 23 points in the third quarter, putting the final touches on an outstanding performance for the Bengals, keeping the Banner once again for another year!