Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns 20, Fallbrook Warriors 10
By Lauren Meyer
Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns (2-7) host the visiting Fallbrook Warriors (1-8) at RBV in hopes of a victory that would potentially clench them a playoff spot.
Prior to the game, RBV honored their seniors with congratulatory cheers. Among the seniors were Misael Quintana, Ace Roach, Braxton Ransaw, Josh English and Anthony Bowman.
Following all the applauds was an even more exciting, happy, and tear-jerking surprise, Antonio Bowman, who was severely injured at the RBV game against Ramona stepped out on to the field to celebrate his senior night. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when the senior walked arm and arm with his mother and brother to be greeted at the end of the underclassmen lineup by his teammates, twin brother, Anthony, and Longhorn family.
The moment of happiness continued to overwhelm the stadium when Antonio walked out to mid-field linked with his teammates as honorary captain to take part in the coin toss. Antonio Bowman was welcomed home with extreme love.
Kicking it off in the 1st quarter was RBV to the Warriors. Four downs later the Longhorns take over on the Warriors 45 yard-line. After holding on to the ball for 4:01 minutes, the Longhorns sealed the first touchdown, 7-0 Longhorns.
After inching their way down the field in the 2nd quarter, the Longhorns take it back into the end zone on a lateral from Ace Roach to Anthony Bowman who throws deep and finds Trent Borger just shy of the end zone who danced in to the end zone quickly and efficiently.
Not long after the Longhorns have possession of the ball once again. In just three short minutes Ace Roach hands off to Anthony Bowman who gained another RBV touchdown, 20-0 Longhorns going into halftime.
In the 2nd half, the Warriors captured possession of the pigskin on their second drive. That’s what they needed. On 2 & 4, the Warriors found the goal line trying to close the gap, 20-7 Longhorns.
The Warriors recovered a fumble by the Longhorns and happily capitalized with a field goal, again, closing the gap. 20-10 Longhorns.
Flag after flag, penalty after penalty, both the Longhorns and the Warriors grew frustrated.
With 7 seconds left in the game, on 3rd down, the Warriors 10-yards from the goal line, the Warriors go for the touchdown but are stopped short by a few Longhorns. Just like the Longhorns prevail, 20-10 Longhorns.
At the end of the regular season, the Longhorns end their season 3-8 while the Warriors end 1-9. Continue tuning into KUSI Prep Pigskin Report every Friday night at 10:30pm throughout the post-season to see all the highlights during playoffs.
PREVIEW: It’s senior night at Rancho Buena Vista on Friday, Nov. 4, where the Longhorns will host the visiting Fallbrook Warriors in a battle on the gridiron.
The turf will first host the Longhorn seniors as they prepare to end their high school careers be it the band, the cheerleaders, and the football team.
A few senior Longhorns will make their appearance not only arm and arm with mom and dad down the 50 yard line but on the line of scrimmage as well.
Ace Roach, senior quarterback, will be looking towards his future on Friday night as well as towards the end zone in hopes of connecting with open Longhorns for touchdowns. Roach can attest to his excellence having 1,201 total passing yards and 7 passing touchdowns this season.
Senior running back and outside linebacker, Anthony Bowman, will look towards his future plans in accompany with the end zone as well. Playing mostly defense, Bowman is not shy when it comes to the Longhorn’s offense having 117 carries with 4 rushing touchdowns. Defensively he’s not too shabby either, having an interception, 12 solo tackles, and 2 sacks to show for; his future is looking bright on both sides of the football.
Up next it’s senior defensive end, Misael Quintana, who sure isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty coming up with 24 total tackles, 2 sacks and an interception. It’s go time for the Longhorns.
The Warriors aren’t going to let them off easy though. With senior, Jack Grantham, at the helm the Warriors will be in good hands. Grantham, as in past games, will look to connect with senior wide receiver, Kobe Stallings.
Last season, the two were a dynamic duo as juniors when Stallings caught a 42-yard pass from Grantham in their game against San Pasqual. The two didn’t end their time together there.
This season, they have had multiple connections resulting in touchdown passes against El Camino, Escondido, and Christian to name a few.
Both teams will give each other a good fight in the final week of the regular season. Tune in to KUSI Prep Pigskin Report on Friday night at 10:30pm to see all the highlights.