2017-Valley-magazine - page 27

The Valley 2017
Season Highlights 2016-17
• 11-1 season record
• Won fourth straight conference title for a second time in school
• Won third regional title and bowl game in four years
• Closed the season with nine straight wins
• Defeated defending national champion NWMississippi, 34-24, in
C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl
• Brad Smiley “officially” became all-time winningest head football
coach in school history, passing Hall of Famer Bob Baccarini
• 23-8 season record
• Set a school record for fewest losses in a season with eight
• Qualified for the regional tournament for the fourth time in five
• Had two seven-game win streaks during the season
• Most dominant season in school history with 18 of 23 wins by 3-0
• 30-6 season record
• 20th 30-win season in 42 seasons
• 27th straight winning season
• Recorded 1,100th win in school history
• Won 16th straight conference title and 25th in last 26 years
• Advanced to national tournament for 10th straight year and 22nd
time overall
• Played in 6th national title game in seven years, finishing second
for second straight year
• 24-7 record
• Ninth straight 20-win season and 10th in 11 years
• Extended home winning streak to 38 games
• Qualified for regional tournament for 11th straight year
• Won a 5-OT game in November, defeating Dayton State, 161-158
• Scored 100 points or more in 11 of 24 wins and 90 or more in four
• 26-24 record
• The fourth winning season in school history and first since 2014
• Won 14 of first 17 games to open the season
• Achieved a No. 14 national ranking in March
• Swept Paris and Northeast Texas in conference play
• Kathleen Rodriguez won 400th career game during season
• James Rodriguez won 300th career game during season
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