For many teams, playing three straight road games in the first four weeks of the regular season might be a back breaker. But, for the Valle Catholic Warriors, they seem to thrive on playing away from Father John Dempsey Field.
The Warriors have won their first two road games this season by a combined score of 107-20, and now they will face an unfamiliar foe in the Potosi Trojans, whom they haven’t seen since 2014. Judd Naeger’s crew will try to keep their nearly unstoppable road show going this week.
What’s even more impressive, Valle has won 14 of its last 15 road games dating back to 2019…including the playoffs.
As for the Trojans, they are in the midst of a rugged stretch against three strong programs. After opening the season with a win over St. Clair, they’ve dropped lopsided games at Farmington and Park Hills Central.
Now, they host a Valle squad that has outscored its last two opponents (Festus and Fredericktown) by a combined score of 81-7 in the first half.
The Warriors have excelled on both sides of the ball during their 3-0 start. Averaging, 56 points per game would lead one to believe the defense could coast a bit. But, that’s not how a program with 15 State Championships is built. They bring it every time out, and the defense has collected a staggering 50 tackles for loss from 15 different players in the first three weeks.
This will be the first meeting between these two schools in nearly a decade, which, naturally, was a game won by Valle 41-0.
The 2022 version will kickoff this Friday night at 7pm.