GERMANTOWN – The King’s Trophy will remain at Seneca Valley High School for another year.
Seneca Valley won the “Battle of Germantown” Friday night with a 26-13 win over archrival Northwest.
The win marked the Screaming Eagles sixth straight victory against Northwest and the program’s tenth win in the all-time series between the two rivals.
Seneca Valley was led by junior Kevin “Twos” Joppy whose presence was felt on offense, defense and special teams.
Joppy scored on a 31-yard run in the first quarter to give Seneca Valley a 6-0 lead. He halted a Northwest drive in the second quarter by intercepting a pass in the end zone. Joppy also scored on a 47-yard run in the third quarter and later had a long punt return.
“That’s what we expect out of him,” said Seneca Valley head coach Fred Kim. “He’s one of our top returning players. He’s a three-year starter, he’s started since he was a freshman for us so we expect those things.”
Seneca Valley junior quarterback Calvin Reighard connected with Kellen Staton on an 18-yard score in the third quarter to put the Screaming Eagles up 19-0.
Northwest junior Joshua Gills scored on a 12-yard run in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 19-6 but Reighard put the hosts ahead 26-6 on a one-yard plunge on the ensuing possession. Northwest senior wide receiver Josh McDonald caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Matty Callahan late in the fourth quarter.
Seneca Valley (2-0) celebrated the win by hoisting the King’s Trophy while Northwest (1-1) was left to ponder yet another disappointing loss to their neighborhood rival.
“That’s great for us to beat such a good program and maintain that trophy and keep it here for another year,” said Kim.
Brandy L. Simms
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