North Pole wins homecoming, stops Wolfpack winning streak

NORTH POLE- Tonight the West Valley Wolfpack were not worried about the raucous homecoming atmosphere at Patriot Pride Field. It took West Valley just four plays to score. The drive was capped off with a 33 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Charles Sudduth to D'vnn "Prince" Cooks. West Valley jumps out to a 7-0 lead.

North Pole would quickly answer on the ensuing possession mixing up some run and pass. Sophomore quarterback Garrett Sommers finds his target Lance Wright in the endzone for a 21 yard touchdown connection. 7:39 left in the first quarter and the game is tied at seven all.

After a West Valley three and out the Patriots went to their ground game. Senior running back Brady Crane would take it into the endzone after 18 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was no good and the Patriots lead 13-7. Both teams stalled and that was the score going into halftime.

The Wolfpack started the second half like the start of the game with positive plays. On North Pole's first possession in the second half Sommers throws across the middle but is picked off by Wolfpack safety Jordan Kelly. Kelly would take the ball into the redzone for West Valley. Six plays player Deacon Damario, the junior running back, rumbles into the endzone from seven yards out to tie the game at 13. Wright would break through and block the extra point to deny the Wolfpack a one point lead.

Both defenses went back and forth forcing turnovers. West valley forced three and the Patriots forced five. Neither team would score for awhile until North Pole's Deaundre Campbell made his mark. The Patriot defense forced a punt and he returned it 38 yards into the West Valley redzone. Campbell finished what he started with a seven yard touchdown run. The Patriots get the two point conversion and go ahead 21-13 with 2:31 left in the third quarter.

From then on West Valley hurt themselves with a lot of penalites that killed any momentum they were able to generate. North Pole took advantage. The Patriots special teams blocked a West Valley punt and had the ball at the West Valley 12. Sommers would take it in himself for touchdown two plays later and give North Pole a 28-13 lead.

The defense did the rest holding the Wolfpack and getting an interception by Wright to seal it. The Patriots raise the Golden Heart trophy in celebration and end West Valley's three game winning streak. The Wolfpack are now 3-4. The Patriots improve to 5-1 and are riding a four game winning streak.