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Williams Valley Completes Undefeated Season with 62-7 Defeat of Pine Grove

Written by: on Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Follow Matt Freiler on Twitter.


The Tri-Valley Conference championship is back in Williamstown for the first time since 2012.

All-State RB Dylan Rabuck rushed for over 300 yards and five touchdowns in the first half, including a record-breaking 99-yard score that put Williams Valley up 46-0 at the break.

“I think Dylan is the best running back in [Class] single A,” said Williams Valley head coach Tim Savage.

Dylan’s twin brother Devon Rabuck also got involved in the scoring department, with a 6 -yard touchdown pass from Levi Engle in the second quarter.

Up 46-0 at the start of the second half, Williams Valley inserted their second team in the game. Shane Harris and Brady Miller scored fourth quarter touchdowns to cap off the Vikings’ championship night.

This was nothing new for Williams Valley, as they’ve dominated their competition. The Vikings’ closest game this season was a 42-26 win over Line Mountain in Week 5.

“We’ve actually won more District (XI) titles lately than we have league titles,” Savage said. “It’s great to bring the title back.”

Pine Grove got on the board in the third quarter, when senior RB Garrett Lehman plunged into the end zone. It turned out to be the lone Cardinal score of the night.

After the game, there was nothing but respect between head coaches, as Cardinal head coach Jeff Sampson stopped to chat with Savage after the teams shook hands.

At 10-0, Williams Valley heads into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in District XI Class A. The Vikings will begin what has potential to be a deep playoff run with a home semi-final against Marian Catholic next weekend.

Dylan Rabuck extended his season rushing total to over 2,100 yards. The senior has scored 35 touchdowns in ten games, and most have come in the first half. Since the Vikings always insert their younger players when they’re up big in the second half, Rabuck’s workload is limited compared to other backs in the state.

Pine Grove finished the season 1-9. The Cardinals have won just four games in three years since qualifying for the Eastern Conference playoffs in 2014. In 2013, the Cardinals were 10-0 Tri-Valley conference champions.

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