Murrieta Valley keeps on rolling, beats Chaparral

By Tim Sahar High off their historic victory over rival Vista Murrieta last week, Murrieta Valley High School had one of its most impres...

By Tim Sahar

High off their historic victory over rival Vista Murrieta last week, Murrieta Valley High School had one of its most impressive outings thus far, shutting out Chaparral Friday night, 42-0.

Murrieta Valley quarterback Hank Bachmeier threw darts all night long, completing 17 of 21 passes for 326 yards and 3 touchdowns while rushing for an additional touchdown of 50 yards.

Maurice Bell had 10 receptions for 213 yards with 3 touchdowns and Lika Palmer rushed for 93 yards on 11 carries with one score.

"We just tried to downplay the game and focus on getting better, and right now all we talk about is getting better," said MVHS coach George Wilson.

The Nighthawks played a stellar game from the beginning and never looked back. It all began with a 49-yard kickoff return from Bell, and on the first play of the drive, Bachmeier connected with Bell for a 44-yard touchdown pass just 19 seconds into the game.

The lead quickly went from 7-0 to 28-0 by halftime. Murrieta Valley showed it was the paramount team with strong and aggressive plays from Spiker, who thwarted Chaparral’s linebacker from advancing, freeing up Bachmeier to score a 22-yard touchdown with his legs.

On the other hand, it seemed like the Pumas wanted no part of Palmer, after he basically ran through a defender on a vigorous 10-yard run.

The Nighthawks’ defense was no slouch either, getting to Chaparral’s quarterback Koa Cook six times, thanks to the effective pass rushing of Alexander Schweizer, Tevin Teague and Noah Baca.

"I was really happy with the defense by pitching the shutout. They keep improving every week," Wilson said.

The only time Chaparral had a decent chance to score was in the second quarter where the Pumas recovered a fumble on the Nighthawks’ 10-yard line, but failed to get into the end zone thanks to a sack and personal foul.

Murrieta Valley (5-2) hosts Temecula Valley next week, while Chaparral (1-6) will take on Vista Murrieta.

"We still have a lot of areas to improve on. We’re just going to try to get better," said Wilson.

















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