Cali-patria and its 7,000 residents are home to the longest standing flag pole in the western hemisphere at an astounding 184 feet tall. While the Prep Pigskin Report is the best program in the world.
This week the schedule took me 141 miles out to Calipat where the #5 Hornets hosted the #4 Panthers of Horizon.
In the first quarter quarter back Thomas Marcus would find Artyom "R2" Harr for a 62 yard touchdown to take a 14-0 lead.
Later in the half "R2" lets call him "R70" would take the Hornet kickoff 70 yards for the score and a 34-8 Panther lead.
Calipatria would try to keep themselves in the game but just could get enough done on defense to stop Horizon.
In the 3rd Thomas Marcus would air it out to #22 Deandre Daniels to take a 49-22 lead.
On a side note, Daniels wears #22 in respect for the late Panther alumni Markel Byrd after his #1 jersey was retired in honor of Byrd.
The Final 49-36 Horizon Panthers.
The #4 Horizon Panthers now move onto the semifinals of the Division V playoffs and will face off with the #1 seeded Classical Academy nest Friday.
Its Week 12 of the PPR but Week 1 of the playoff season. The Prep Pigskin Report has all your coverage of the CIF playoff season and is traveling out to the dessert. November 10th will be a quarter final match up between the #5 Calipatria Hornets vs the #4 Horizon Panthers in Division V. Horizon comes into the match up with a 4-6 record and a tougher strength of schedule. The Panthers average 316 yards per game and 24.6 points per game. They are lead by Diandre Daniels in the rushing attack and D'artagnan Van Dusen in total yards per game, while DJ Wilson leads the defense with sacks and tackles per game. On the other side of the ball, Calipatria finished the season 7-3. The Hornets finished with an average of 281.1 yards per game and 14.4 points per game. They are lead by quarter back Robert Cervantes who leads them with rushing, passing and total yards per game. While the defense is anchored by George Ruvalcaba and Nate Banuelos. Horizon and Calipatria didn't face off in the regular season but did have one common opponent in Maranatha Christian. The Panthers lost 14-13 while the Hornets won 13-7. The ASR will have light coverage of the game Thursday night but all the Dessert madness on Friday night along with all the other CIF playoffs games. Make sure to watch at 10:30 pm and see who moves on!