CANYON COUNTRY – Friday night was not the night for Golden Valley to capture their first win of the season, as the Hart High Indians put a spanking on them 56-14.
It was a night of missed opportunities early though for the Grizzlies (0-7,0-2).
On their first offensive series at the Grizzlies 26-yard line, Hart running back Connor Wingenroth not only picked up the fourth-and-4, but ran it all the way for the touchdown to put Hart up 7-0.
After punting the ball on their second series, Golden Valley got a second chance as Hart committed a running into the kicker penalty.
Golden Valley would fumble on the next play to only give Hart the ball back in their own territory.
After the Grizzlies would stop Hart on a fourth-and-short, missed opportunities would keep haunting them as Grizzlies quarterback Robert Phillips incompletes a ball to wide receiver Aaron Kinard on a fourth-and-5.
Hart (6-1, 2-0) would take over on a first-and-goal Connor Wingenroth touchdown run as time expired to put the Indians up 14-0 to end the first quarter.
The second quarter should have been called the “Indian Raid,” as Hart quarterback Brady White threw for two of the three touchdowns scored.
A 48-yard touchdown catch by tight end Davis Koppenhaver, a 22-yard touchdown catch by wide receiver Wes Fitzpatrick, and even Wingenroth threw a 64-yard touchdown to wide receiver Trent Irwin to put the Indians up 35-0 at half.
It was smooth sailing for the Indians in the second half.
White would finish the game 14-20 for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Wingenroth finished with 57 yards rushing and a score, and Irwin had 7 catches for 120 yards with a touchdown.
Both teams play on Friday Oct. 19, as Hart hosts Saugus at College of the Canyons, and Golden Valley travels to Valencia High School to play West Ranch.