MEADOW BRIDGE - Raeshawn Breckenridge and Dante Wilkerson proved that you can go home again.
Breckenridge threw for two touchdowns and returned an interception for another and Wilkerson had an 89-yard punt return for a score and a touchdown reception as Class A No. 6 Valley defeated Meadow Bridge 38-18 Friday night.
Last year, the natives of the Montgomery area were in totally different situations.
Breckenridge was a backup for Class AAA state runner-up George Washington and Wilkerson was at Capital, where he did not play football.
Both returned to the Montgomery area and they were major contributors as Valley improved to 5-0 on the season.
Wilkerson's punt return midway through the second half was a back-breaker, giving the Greyhounds a 22-6 halftime lead. He bobbled the ball momentarily after fielding it at the 11, then made a couple of moves to break into the open and went the distance untouched.
"The ball was wet, and after I picked it up, I didn't see anything but [Meadow Bridge] defenders," Wilkerson said. "After I made a couple of moves it all opened up. We needed something there and it just felt good to give the team a lift."
"If we go in down 16-6, it's a whole different ballgame," veteran Meadow Bridge coach Larry McClintic said. "That one hurt."
The Valley defense also managed to shut down Meadow Bridge's Jake Parker, who was averaging 251 rushing yards a game coming into the contest.