Marquis Spiker Hauls in 6 Touchdown Catches to Tie the Inland Empire Record
Still reeling from last weeks dramatic last minute loss to Santiago, Murrieta Valley unleashed its powerful offense on Redlands Friday night. The Terriers felt the wrath of the Nighthawks, as Murrieta Valley showed no mercy on the way to a 49-13 victory,
Nighthawk quarterback Hank Bachmeier connected with Washington-bound receiver Marquis Spiker for six touchdowns against the Terriers. Spiker tied a Inland Empire scoring record with the evenings effort. His 6 TDs in a game equals Arlington’s Ronnie Thomas in 1991 and Nuview Bridge’s Dane Futrell in 2011.
Spiker scored 2 touchdowns in the first quarter. The first was a 7 yard pass from Bachmeier. Next, the quarterback hit Spiker on a 5 yarder, Spiker scored twice in the second quarter, hauling in a 10 yard pass and once for 7 yards from Bachmeier.
The Terriers inally gor on the board midway throughh the second quarter, Redlands quarterback Chris Aguilar hit Adam McLeod for a 80 touchdown. The extra point kick failed, Redlands scored again when Aguilar hit McLeod again for 23 yards and a score, Redlands trailed 28-13 at the half.
The Nighthawk defense shined in the second half. Murrieta Valley proceeded to shut down the Terrier offense for the rest of the night. Meanwhile, Spiker as not done yet. The receiver grabbed 2 more touchdown passes of 30 and 32 yards from Bachmeier .
Spiker might have been done with his record setting effort but Bachmeier wasn’t. The junior quarterback threw his seventh touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter. Liam Dillon slipped inside and caught Bachmeier’s last TD pass. Kicker Cody Williams was perfect on all his extra point conversions.
Murrieta Valley will be in San Bernadino to take on Cajon next week. The Cowboys are 1-0. They had a Bye after beating Paloma Valley 44-34 in thei season opener,
Redlands travels to Temecula to face Chaparral Friday, The Pumas rolled all over Riverside Poly 52-14 behind freshman quarterback Trilian Harris.
File Photos by Mike Clary