Wyoming pitches shutout against Valley View

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The game didn’t start as planned for Evan Prater, as he fumbled the ball on the first possession of the game. It didn’t bite the Cowboys, as Camedon O’Gara picked off Cradlebaugh and returned it inside Spartan territory.

Prater scored on a 4-yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a 7-0 lead. Moving the ball was a struggle early on for both teams, as Wyoming and Valley View tallied less than 50 total yards in the first quarter.

The first big play came on a downfield pass from Prater to Juke Mitchell that went 41 yards. The University of Cincinnati Commit scored his second touchdown of the game two plays later to give his team a 14-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

The Cowboys’ defense stopped the Spartans on a 4th and 1 at their own 36. Wyoming quickly answered, as Prater took a 24-yard run to the house. At the half it was all Wyoming, 19-0.

The second half started with a Spartan three-and-out, and Wyoming capitalized on good field position. Prater scored his fourth rushing touchdown to extend the lead to 26-0.

Valley View finally showed signs of life, moving the ball all the way down the field from the 10-yard line, getting inside the Wyoming 5. Although they stalled in the end zone and turned the ball over on downs.

Wyoming proceeded to drive 95 yards down the field, with Evan Prater picking up his jaw-dropping fifth rushing touchdown of the night. Midway through the fourth quarter, the running clock started with the Cowboys cruising 33-0. This turned out to be the final score with the stats being completely one sided.

Wyoming outgained the Spartans 328-159, dominated time of possession 28-19, and were plus-four in the turnover margin. Evan Prater had 22 carries for 125 yards and five touchdowns.

The defense was exceptional again for Wyoming. The Cowboys shutout the Spartans and forced them into four turnovers. This is Wyoming’s sixth shutout in their last 13 games.

Wyoming has won their second division IV region 16 championship in as many years. They are winners of 28 in a row, and are in prime position to make another trip to Canton. They take on Clyde next week in the state semifinals.

Wyoming 0-19-7-7-33
Valley View 0-0-0-0

W: Evan Prater 4-yard RuTD (AJ Washienko PAT Good)
W: Evan Prater 8- yard-yard RuTD (AJ Washienko PAT failed)
W: Evan Prater 24-yard- RuTD (2-point conversion failed)
W: Evan Prater 1-yard RuTD (AJ Washienko PAT good)
W: Evan Prater 5-yard RuTD (AJ Washienko)

RECORDS: Wyoming (13-0) vs. Valley View (10-3)
UP NEXT: Wyoming (13-0) Vs. Clyde (9-4)

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