The Tri-Valley Mustang football team ended their 2023 regular season on the road in Wagner on Friday, October 13th. The Mustangs earned a 38-6 win over the Red Raiders to finish the regular season with a 5-3 record.
Four different Mustangs found the endzone in the game. Landyn Reiser started the scoring with a 28-yard run with 7:55 to go in the first quarter. Eli McFarland had a one-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown. Reese Smith made both extra points, and Tri-Valley led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Smith added a 30-yard field goal with 4:51 to play in the second quarter to extend the lead to 17-0. Hayden Hastings crossed the goal line from six yards away with just seconds remaining in the half. Smith made another extra point to give the Mustangs a 24-0 lead at halftime.
Brody Dybvig had two rushing touchdowns in the second half. His first one was a 36-yard run with 9:32 to go in the third quarter. He then scored on a big 78-yard run with 6:24 remaining in the game. Smith made both extra points for a 38-0 lead. Wagner scored in the final seconds of the game on a one-yard run.
Tri-Valley will be the #5 seed in the 11B playoffs. They will host #12 St Thomas More Cavaliers on Thursday, October 19th at 5:30 p.m.