Regardless of the records or where the teams are in the standings, when these two rivals face off, it’s a big one. The biggest one of the season, to be exact. The 77th incarnation of Valpo/Butler will occur on Saturday at Brown Field as the hosts attempt to retain the Hoosier Helmet trophy for the second straight season.
The Valparaiso University football team fell 53-20 on Saturday at Welcome Stadium to perennial Pioneer Football League power Dayton. Valpo played without several key players due to injuries, including two senior captains on defense. Junior running back Kyle Cartales (Loxahatchee, Fla. / Cardinal Newman) racked up 116 yards on 15 carries to lead the offense.
The Valparaiso University football team will look to win back-to-back meetings with Dayton for the first time in program history on Saturday afternoon as the two teams resume a matchup that dates all the way back to 1988. Valpo is ready to embrace a strong challenge against one of the PFL’s perennial powers on Saturday as the team seeks its second ever win in Dayton and first since 2003.
The Valparaiso University football team scored touchdowns on its first three drives of the game as part of a high-scoring affair at Brown Field in front of a large homecoming crowd on Saturday afternoon. However, visiting Davidson kept pace early before eventually recording a late, go-ahead score to head home with a 40-35 win.