Skyy Moore leads Indians to lopsided win over Valley
Written by: Shane Lux on Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Skyy Moore went off for six first-half touchdowns for Shady Side Academy as the Indians built a 41-8 halftime lead and rolled past Valley 54-16 Saturday afternoon in Fox Chapel.
“Our kids did a great job today, they came out and executed the gameplan well, and within the scheme of the offense and defense,” said Shady Side Academy head coach Chuck DiNardo.
Moore rushed for 187 yards on 18 first-half carries and rushed for five scores.
“He’s fun to watch, we just get the ball in his hands and watch him go. He’s got that quick burst, and that draws a lot of eyes to him; that helps get the ball to some of his teammates too,” said DiNardo.
But perhaps his biggest play came with Vikings knocking on the door trailing 27-8 late in the first half.
Valley had first-and-ten from the Indians 7-yard line where Moore intercepted Vikings quarterback Alex Ward and returned it to their own 45-yard line.
Moore would score from 17 yards out with 46 seconds remaining in the half as he accounted for all 55 yards rushing for 52.
Moments later Ward was again haunted by Moore who intercepted him for the second time in less than a minute of game-clock and darted his way 84 yards for a touchdown as Shady Side Academy was rolling 41-8 at halftime.
Moore scored from 30 yards out on the Indians opening possession of the game as they marched 52 yards in four plays.
Moore would also score on runs of 10, one and six yards as Shady Side Academy scored on all five first-half possessions.
Valley reached the scoreboard on Ward’s keeper capping a 7-play 74-yard drive that pulled the Vikings to within six at 14-8 late in the first quarter.
Shady Side Academy’s Dino Tomlin who is the son of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, hauled in a 75-yard pass from Moore on the Indians first play of the second half that extended their lead to 48-8.
Mark Applewood scored on a 9-yard run in the fourth quarter for the Indians.
Valley closed out the scoring on Darius Johnson’s 28-yard touchdown run 1:44 remaining.
Johnson had a nice game for Vikings as he led them with 126 yards of total offense.
“We got a lot of young kids some playing time today, it was nice to the young kids step up and get their first varsity experience,” said Valley head coach Muzzy Colosimo.
“Darius Johnson made some plays after coming back from injury; he’s a special athlete.”
Shady Side Academy 54 Valley 16
Score by Quarters
Valley – 8 0 0 8 – 16
SSA – 20 21 7 6 – 54
S – Skyy Moore 30 yd run (Connor Lemmhuis pat), 10:07
S – Moore 10 yd run (Lemmhuis pat), 3:20
V – Alex Ward 11 yd run (Vaun Ross rush), :46
S – Moore 1 yd run (pat blocked), :09
S – Moore 6 yd run (Lemmhuis pat), 5:52
S – Moore 17 yd run (Lemmhuis pat), :46
S – Moore 84 yd interception return (Lemmhuis pat), :00
S – Dino Tomlin 75 yd pass from Moore (Lemmhuis pat), 7:30
S – Mark Applewood 9 yd run (Kneeled), 7:12
V – Darius Johnson 28 yd run (Johnson from Ward), 1:44
Rushing: SSA – Skyy Moore 18-187, Dino Tomlin 4-50, Ivor Woods 6-34, Alex Lundwick 2-36, Billy Frolich 1-8, Mason Tomlin 3-24, Mark Applewood 3-22, Team 2-(-10). Totals: 39-351. Valley – Vaun Ross 14-35, Shawn Demharter 7-23, Ward 9-49., #55 1-6, Darius Johnson 2-34. Totals: 33-147.
Receiving: SSA – Mason Tomlin 2-23, Dino Tomlin 2-86. Valley – Darius Johnson 5-92, #20 1-22.
Passing: SSA – Moore 4-for-5 109 yards, 1 touchdown. Valley Alex Ward 6-for-12 114 yards, 2 interceptions.
Interceptions: SSA – 2 – Moore 2.
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