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Murrieta Valley football finishes strong to defeat Great Oak

By in Press Enterprise on October 28, 2017

By Gregg Williams

MURRIETA — With his offense barely on the field in the first half due to an excellent Great Oak game plan, Murrieta Valley senior Marquis Spiker decided to take matters into his own hands.

Clinging to a 14-7 halftime lead, Spiker took the second-half kickoff and raced 89 yards for a touchdown, sparking the Nighthawks to a 49-21 victory over the Wolfpack in a Southwestern League game Friday night at Murrieta Mesa.

The victory gave Murrieta Valley (4-0, 7-2) its second consecutive league title and third consecutive win over Great Oak.

The Wolfpack’s ball-control offense dominated in time of possession as Great Oak (2-2, 4-5) had the ball for almost 19 minutes in the first half. But the Wolfpack could only score once on a McGwire Bustamante 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Yoder that tied the score 7-7.

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Murrieta Valley then scored right before the half on a 2-yard Jordan Murray run, and added 28 third quarter points to put the game away.

“We made a couple of mistakes in the first half,” said Murrieta Valley coach George Wilson. “Great Oak is a very solid team. We played well on D though, and once we started getting our offense clicking, everything […]    

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