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Sun Valley vs Monroe, Redhawks Off To Best Start Since '15 With 55-14 over Spartans | Game of the Week

By Tim Winters, 09/19/22, 8:00PM EDT


On Friday night, Monroe collected their fifth win of the season with a 55-14 defeat of Sun Valley. The 5-0 start is the best start for Monroe since their 2A undefeated, 16-0 state title season of 2015.

Monroe played solid on both sides of the ball through the first five weeks, and Friday night was yet another example. The Hawks recorded six offensive touchdowns and two defensive TDs.

Sophomore Jordan Young had a big night catching five passes for 152 yards and one touchdown and scoring on an 87-yard pick-six on defense. Junior Zach Melton added two receiving touchdowns along with fellow junior running back Nate Crosby, who rushed for two TDs.

Monroe has a tough week ahead as they prepare for 4A Porter Ridge, a good test and barometer for where this Redhawks team stands at the moment before heading into conference play.  (Game highlights below)

Sun Valley 7 0 0 7 14
Monroe 14 28 6 7 55
SV 1st QTR / 8:37 - 1yd TD Run (kick good)
MON 1st QTR / 7:31 - Khamoni Robinson TD Pass to Jordan Young (kick no good)
MON 1st QTR / 4:36 - Bryce Davis 42yd INT for TD (2-pt conversion good))
MON 2nd QTR / 10:57 - Khamoni Robinson TD Pass to Zach Melton (kick good)
MON 2nd QTR / 7:40 - Khamoni Robinson 50yd TD Pass to Zach Melton (kick good)
MON 2nd QTR / 4:10 - Nate Crosby 3yd TD Run (kick good)
MON 2nd QTR / 0:47 - Jordan Young 85yd INT for TD (kick good))
MON 3rd QTR / 8:45 - Nate Crosby 2yd TD Run (kick good)
MON 4th QTR / 7:50 - Zion Lindsey 1yd TD run (kick good)
SV 4th QTR / 1:50 - Brady Turiff TD Pass (kick good)