Del Valle Cruises to an Easy Victory Over Former District Foe Canutillo
On what could only be described as a pristine evening in far east El Paso, Del Valle hosted former 2-5A foe Canutillo at Conquest Stadium to continue a rivalry that has been both exciting and exhilarating to say the least. The Conquistadores were coming off an early season bye in a sense since their game at Hutto was canceled last week because of inclement weather in the Austin area, while Canutillo was coming into the contest riding a two-game winning streak, and playing exceptionally well on defense, as is usually the case.
Del Valle's high profile offense lead by senior quarterback Raymond Montez proved to be a hurdle that the Eagles couldn't overcome though as the Conquistadores won going away 37-14. Canutillo started strong as running back Carlos Amato scored on a 5 yard rush with 2:50 left in the first quarter to take a 7-0 lead. The Eagles' score would be their last until late in the game though as Del Valle QB Raymond Montez, who was playing in front of his older brother, Colorado quarterback Steven Montez, would go on to carve up Canutillo like a Thanksgiving turkey with four total touchdowns, three passing and one rushing, en route to the easy victory.
The Conquestadores' defense did a remarkable job of holding Canutillo's offense in check all night long by pressuring QB Caleb Rodriguez, and numerous drops by Eagles' receivers made it virtually impossible for them to stay in the game. Del Valle also recorded a safety and had a blocked field goal in the contest.
With the win Del Valle improves to 2-1 and will travel to Hanks next Friday night at Excalibur Stadium. With the defeat, Canutillo moves to 2-2, and will travel to play at Coronado next Friday evening.