Whitehall vs Bishop Ready Defensive Weapons

Posted On: 09/6/20 4:04 PM

Valley vs Dowling is probably the state’s biggest rivalry. Year in and year out, both of these schools are not only evenly matched, but usually at the top of any sport they participate in, especially football. While I wasn’t able to make it to the game this year, I managed to watch the Livestream for it and can take down five takeaways I got from what I saw Friday night.

 

Maroons get off to a red hot start in the first half.

Dowling turned some heads in the first half. Starting off defensively, the Maroons forced the Tigers to either go three-and-out or turn over the ball on 4 of their first 5 drives. Dowling would score on their first drive, with Jake Steingreaber tossing it to Mack Anderson from the 12. On the next defensive drive, Blake Anderson made a one-handed pick off of a tipped pass intended for Matthew MahoneyMatthewMahoney6'1" | WRValley | 2021StateIA. The very next play Steingreaber hits Mack Anderson again and he takes it 73 yards to the other side of the field, which sets up a Zach Schwager touchdown from the goal line. The next Dowling drive would set up a 30-yard field goal by

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