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In other Valley Pac-8 Conference openers:

October 02, 1993|GUY DeNUCCIO

Birmingham 19, Monroe 14--Courtney Blunt rushed for 174 yards in 31 carries and scored once as the visiting Braves (3-1) held off Monroe (1-3). Marvin Powell added 99 yards in seven carries, including a six-yard scoring run.

Birmingham rushed for 299 yards in 47 carries.

The Vikings (1-3) scored first when quarterback Mike Johnson hit Kashan Griffin with a 32-yard scoring strike in the first quarter. However, Birmingham then scored 19 consecutive points.

Sophomore quarterback Aaron Arnold of Monroe completed nine of 12 passes for 52 yards.

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