Special Teams and Defense the Difference in Wolves Loss

Special Teams and Defense the Difference in Wolves Loss

STAR VALLEY – The Green River Wolves dropped its first game on Friday as the Star Valley defense shut them down in a rematch of last year’s state championship game, 20-7. Green River was held to only 54 yards on the ground.

Green River’s offense played most of the game in the middle of the football field as Star Valley handed the Wolves their first loss of the season. Green River started drives strong early behind Drew Wilson and Candon Croft on the ground and Cole White through the air. Though they gave up yards, the Braves defense stopped the Wolves several times.


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Early, the Wolves defense matched as they forced several punts. The only points in the first quarter allowed was a 44-yard field goal from Star Valley. Midway through the second quarter, Star Valley put a strong drive together to go up 10-0. That was how the first half ended.Star Valley started the third quarter adding another seven to the board. Green River would come back but an interception by the Braves ended the Wolves scoring hopes.

Star Valley started the third quarter adding another seven to the board. Green River came back but an interception by the Braves ended the Wolves scoring hopes.

Green River had two drives in the fourth quarter but came up empty on both. With two minutes left, Star Valley kicked a 52-yard field goal to put the Braves up 2o-0. The Wolves would avoid the shutout Chance Hofer went deep to Taylor Thornton and then found Cole White from 9-yards out. The Braves recovered the on-side kick and ran out the clock for the 20-7 win.