Sun Valley shocked Mount Tabor 27-20 to reach the 3AA West Regional finals next week against AC Reynolds in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Spartan win was the first for a visiting team on Mt. Tabor turf since October 2016, and it’s the first time in school history that Sun Valley will play in a regional football final.
Junior D-1 quarterback Sam Howell threw for 180 yards on 16-of-26 passing and three touchdowns and rushed for 72 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown.
Senior Anthony Marple was on the receiving end for the go-ahead 14-7 touchdown. Although the game got tight, Sun Valley would never relinquish the lead.
Anthony Marple and Coach Tad Baucom discuss the historic win.