November 12, 2013 > Huskies prevail
The Washington High School Huskies won the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) Football championship by beating the Irvington Vikings 40-34. With the win, the Huskies put together a perfect 6-0 MVAL record, an impressive year. This game started off as a real slugfest title match, both teamsÕ offensive lines showing why either could have won the MVAL title this yearÉ the Huskies using their speed to move the ball outside and the Vikings trap blocking.
Washington's Nate Woudstra rushed for 255 yards on 29 carries, and Irvington's Jared Lozoya kept the Vikings in the game as he rushed for 198 yards on 29 carries. The road downhill for the Vikings started with 7.46 left in the first half when WashingtonÕs Nate Woudstra scored on a 80-yard play, the last of his three first half touchdowns to open a 26-14 lead. The difference in this game was the passing combination of Washington Quarterback Tylan Vinson and Sam Hodnett who teamed up for seven completed passes and 108 yards. Viking hopes were dashed when Vinson found Hodnett on 7-yard touchdown pass to open a 40-28 lead. Irvington Quarterback Jack Shank showed why he had a banner year as, even under great pressure from the Huskies defense, found the end zone with two touchdowns by air and a run for another.
With the title, the Huskies, ranked #10, will get an automatic berth in the NCS playoffs. They meet the seventh ranked Las Lomas Knights of Walnut Creek at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 at Tak Fudenna Stadium.