by Christopher Mohr
September 10,2009 (El Cajon) - In the second Game of the Week, we're going to stay at Valhalla to see a couple of East County rivals square off. Grossmont makes a short drive south to face Valhalla Friday night.
Grossmont (1-0) had a dramatic 16-14 win at home last week against Otay Ranch. After missing an extra point earlier in the game, Chance House kicked the game-winning field goal with five seconds left to give the Foothillers the win.
The offense is led by senior quarterback Tyler Mutter. Desean Waters is an all-purpose weapon on offense at running back and slot back, while Brett Etherton is the leading receiver. Look for linebacker Cody Sos to make plays on the defensive side.
Valhalla (0-1) is coming off a tough 28-16 loss last week at home against Our Lady of Good Counsel from Olney, MD. Pete Thomas, who has verbally committed to Arizona State next year, leads the spread offense at quarterback. Thomas likes to distribute the ball to his receivers. Nino Mallory, Mike Bazzi, Matt Swanger and James Leighton are among the many who caught passes from Thomas last week.
Traivonne Brown's number will do the bulk of the ball-carrying while Shane Pennix is a heavily recruited standout on the defensive line for the Norsemen.
The game kicks off at 7:00 this Friday at Valhalla High School. Come on out and see a couple of area rivals battle it out!
Other games on the schedule for East County teams:
Monte Vista at El Cajon Valley, 7:00 PM
Mira Mesa at Helix, 7:00 PM
Granite Hills at Olympian, 7:00 PM
Steele Canyon at West Hills, 7:00 PM
Santana at Christian (at Granite Hills) 7:00 PM
El Capitan at Ramona, 7:30 PM
Foothills Christian at Mountain View Christian (Las Vegas, NV) 2:00 PM Saturday