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Grand Valley wins NAC with victory over Ledgemont

October 27, 2012
Special to Tribune Chronicle ( , Underthelights

ORWELL - On Friday night against Ledgemont, Grand Valley was looking for its first conference crown since 1997.

The Mustangs found that title.

Using tight defense and a solid running game, Grand Valley defeated two-time Northeastern Athletic Conference champion Ledgemont, 21-6, on Friday night.

"Well it's been since '97 and it's incredible," said jubilant first-year coach John Glavickas. "They have never given up and just have been playing, playing, and playing. They all just play their roles and there is not a selfish kid on this whole team."

The Mustangs put on a defensive clinic, holding the Redskins to negative-2 yards rushing and 137 in the air while sacking the Ledgemont quarterback eight times.

The Mustangs did all their damage on the ground, rushing for 243 yards on 52 attempts led by Stanley Sirrine with a game-high 148 yards on 20 carries, including a 6-yard touchdown run in the third.

The Mustangs went on top first with a seven-play, 27-yard drive after a 17- yard punt. On fourth and goal at the 6, Kyle Orgovan got stood up at the line of scrimmage and rolled off the back of the pile to the end zone with Josh Kovats adding the extra point.

The Redskins only score came on a big pass play on a third-and-11 at their own 29 right before the half.

Ledgemont had two opportunities in the fourth quarter to tie the game but the GV defense stymied the Redskins with back-to-back sacks of 12 and 14 yards.