The Imperial Tigers and back up Junior QB Joseph Tarango drove 146 miles from Imperial Friday afternoon, and drove back Friday night with a 24-14 win in the Tri-City Medical North County Game of the Week, which happens to be their second win of the season.
The Tigers started back-up QB Joseph Tarango. The junior signal caller had a hand in all four of the Tigers TD in their win. Tarango scored the 1st TD of the game on a keeper, the longhorn countered with a broken touchdown pass from Matthew Lleranas to Tony Morales as RBV went into the half with a 7-6 lead.
The Longhorns kept feeding the beast, in 5'10 195 pound running back Dorian Richardson. The Junior carried the ball 27 times for 175 yards and the touchdown that gave the longhorns back the lead.
The Tigers went on to score 18 unanswered after that, behind two rushing touchdowns and a passing score to Santiago de la Torre on a broken play.
RBV will travel to Valley Center next Friday for their second Valley League game of the season.
The Imperial Tigers will make the 146 mile trip from the desert to take on the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns (4-1) on Friday night for the Tri-City Medical North County Game of the Week.
North County Game of the Week Preview
The Tigers will also have a fight on their hands against the Longhorns, who are 4-1 for the 1st time since 2013. Imperial comes in at 1-3, but each of their losses have come by just one score.
Balanced is the best way to describe Imperial's offense. They average 216 yards through the air and 206 yards on the ground. And they have a dude to give it to, Brandon Hueso, who has run for 172 yards a game and six touchdowns so far this season.
Joe Meyer's Longhorns are off to their best start since 2013, and one of the big reasons is they like to run the football. The Longhorns have an athletic offensive line that makes that possible, which is a big reason that Dorian Richardson has had his name called every week on the PPR. In just five games the 5'7 195 pound junior has topped 1,000 yards and scored 10 TD's.
If you do decide to go this game bring your appetite! Rancho Buena Vista has the best burgers I have ever had at a high school football game, they are worth the price of admission.
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