Revenge was on the minds of the Maroons of Dowling Catholic as the Tigers of Valley High School beat Dowling Catholic two (2) times during the 2008 season – once during the regular season and once during the post-season. This rivalry started in 1968 and the Tigers of Dowling High School hold a 34-24 lead in the series overall record. The game was played on the campus of Drake University at the 14,000 seat Drake Stadium and it was nearly filled to capacity with over 11,000 in attendance.
Hayden Kvamme is a senior wide receiver for the Valley Tigers and carries a 4.1 GPA. He is very active in all student activities, participating in football, baseball, and the school Vocal Music Program. He is also a member of the Valley High School Honors Program, the National Honor Society, and the Valley High School Principals Advisory Council. Hayden is the son of David and Sandra Kvamme.
Grant Riesberg is a senior defensive end for the Dowling Catholic Maroons and carries a 4.23 GPA. He is a person of great character and is a leader on and off the field. He has received all conference honors in football and wrestling. Grant is the son of Brian and Kristine Riesberg.