Rough night for Valley Christian football at Fort Bragg

By: Nick Pecoraro
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FORT BRAGG– Sometimes a little rest and relaxation is required, especially after a grind of a week.


For head coach Doug Williams and his Valley Christian Academy football team, it was nice to be so close to the Pacific Coast to soak in a cool breeze Saturday morning.


The night before, it was not so much of a cool breeze, but more of a tornado that rocked the Lions as the Fort Bragg Timberwolves blew by Valley Christian, 46-0 Friday night.


Despite the Lions getting their starting quarterback, Bradyn McIntosh, back from injury last week, the offense could not get anything going.


“Fort Bragg is a very well-coached football team and way above our paygrade,” said Williams. “They play very sound, fundamental football.”


For the second straight week, the Lions only had 13 players available, a tough assignment for any team.


“We just had to fight as hard as we could from the snap to the whistle,” said Williams. “It’s a tough challenge, but the other coach (Roy Perkins of Fort Bragg) said he was impressed that we didn’t just roll over and quit.”


The Lions gave up 33 first-quarter points and 12 more in the second quarter.


“We’re just gonna go back to work this week,” said Williams. “Hopefully soon, we’ll be able to match some teams of that caliber.”