The Freeland Falcons and Swan Valley Vikings squared off on Friday in the annual Freeland Clash for a Cure game. This was also a crucial game in the TVC title race, as both teams entered without a loss. Ultimately, Freeland was able to emerge victorious and claim at least a share of the crown by topping the Vikings 21-14.
Freeland got on the board first when Eason Armstrong ran four yards for a touchdown. The Eagles would extend their lead to fourteen points early in the second quarter when Bryson Huckeby kept it and ran eighty-three yards to the end zone. Garrett Pistro added a two-point conversion run.
Before the half was up, Swan Valley got on the scoreboard. Avery Goldensoph led a fifty-six yard drive that was capped off by a one-yard quarterback keeper on the legs of Goldensoph. This brough the score to 14-6 as the teams went to halftime.
Swan Valley was able to even the score in the third quarter, as Goldensoph found Khyree Harris on a twenty-five yard touchdown pass. They added a two-point conversion to make it 14-14.
Freeland would respond with a touchdown march of their own, covering sixty-three yards in eleven plays, taking nearly five minutes off the game clock. In the end, Huckeby kept the football and ran five yards for the go-ahead touchdown.
After a scoreless fourth quarter, Freeland emerged victorious 21-14. This was their first win over Swan Valley since 2016, snapping a four-game streak. The Falcons (3-1) clinched a share of the Tri-Valley title with this win, and they can capture the outright crown in the season finale against Bay City John Glenn. But first, they will tangle with Bridgeport next Friday. Swan Valley (2-2) has another tough game next week against Essexville Garber. Both contests will be broadcast LIVE on MSR next Friday night.