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High School Football: A Blanking Great Homecoming For Valle


Valle Catholic’s Carson Tucker (7) leads a group of Warrior defenders tackling Jefferson R-7’s Drew Breeze during Friday’s Homecoming game at the new Father John Dempsey Field. Valle Catholic blanked Jefferson R-7, 56-0. (PHOTO BY ERIC VICCARO/Herald staff)

Alumni watched as Valle Catholic High School sophomore quarterback Grant Fallert continued showing his development for the Warriors.

Fallert threw two TD passes to Aiden Heberlie, and he also rushed for two more scores as Valle Catholic blanked Jefferson R-7 on Homecoming at Father John Dempsey Field.

Dempsey Field, which looks immaculate after Bauman Contracting laid down a thick layer of asphalt on the track, was the site of another dominating performance from hometown Valle Catholic.

The Warrior defense held the Blue Jays to minus-five yards rushing. Isaac Roth picked off a Jefferson pass. Jacob Calbreath recovered a fumble he initially forced. Carson Tucker and Alex Viox both delivered bruising tackles. 

Overall, Valle Catholic totaled 13 tackles for losses and Michael Okenfuss added two quarterback sacks.

“It was great to get everyone in (the game), and it was especially nice to see the young guys preserve the shut out,” Valle Catholic head coach Judd Naeger said.

Grant Fallert finished with 115 yards on 13 carries, scoring the game’s first TD. Bryce Giesler and Josh Bieser also punched in first-half rushing TD as the Warriors staked themselves to 42-0 intermission cushion.

Giesler rushed for 168 yards on just 13 totes, and he’s fast-approaching the 1,000-yard mark for the year. He’s rushed for 891 yards on 66 attempts, an average of 13.5 yards per carry.

In the second half, Isaac Roth and Rylan Fallert scored TD on long gainers and the Warriors reserves preserved the shut out. Valle Catholic’s defense has posted three whitewashes this season, and surrendered just 35 points through six contests.

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