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Team Allison def. Team Carroll in Epic Valor Bowl

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| May 26, 2023

 Tonight was the 25th annual Valor Bowl. This is where the top seniors, and all of Chester County get to showcase their talents against each other for one night. Tonight‘s game was held at Kottmeyer stadium.

Tonight was team Allison taking on team Carroll. The head coach for team Carol was Conestoga head coach, Matt Diamond. The head coach for team Allison was Avon Grove, head coach, Joey Coffey.

The game started off as a defensive battle with not a lot of high scoring. There were some short spurts of exciting offerings from both sides early on, but both defenses forced the other team to be unable to convert.  With about five minutes left in the first quarter, Rustin’s wide receiver, Nelson Murray made a spectacular deep-ball catch to set up a touchdown run by Coatesville’s Peter Costigan, to put team Carroll up 7-0 in the game. In the very next drive, Coatesville’s running back, Spencer Ferguson, ties the game up with a 12 yard run for team Allison. This made it 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. 

The second quarter was mainly a defensive battle between both teams. Lineman Lawron Short from great Valley high school, had some great tackles this entire game. After almost no offense the entire 12 minutes of the second quarter, team Allison was able to put up another touchdown run by Downingtown West’s John Mulville. The game was 14-7 at halftime.

The third-quarter was scoreless, but a lot of action from both teams. Then out of nowhere in the fourth quarter, quarterback Peter Costigan throws to his Conestoga teammate, Jeremy Friend for a deep ball touchdown for team Carroll. With a chance to tie the game up, the field goal was blocked making team Carroll down by one point to team Allison.

How would team Allison answer back to hold their small lead? Well, that answer came by the name of Spencer Ferguson. It seems like no one all the other team had an answer for stopping the Coatesville running back. He had two monster runs, with the second one giving team Allison the touchdown to put them up 21 to 13.

With only a minute left in the game, team Carol tried every thing they could to get their team in scoring position but fell short after miscommunication during the last play of the game. 

Team Allison took the victory against team Carole, and a great football game with Spencer Ferguson unanimously winning the Valor Bowl MVP.

While interviewing coach Coffey after his win on what it was like the coach some of his own players, he said “ It was great, they’ve been through a lot. We had a small senior class because they all started their freshman seasons during Covid, so was great to see them play tonight.”

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