San Diego football's final week of the 2017 season is officially over, but not before giving us a final Friday night of intense action before the playoffs! One of those battles was between the Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns and Fallbrook Warriors, in which RBV would take the 27-7 victory in a physical matchup.
The Longhorn's Dorian Richardson started things in a way we've become accustomed to seeing him do all year. Richardson carried the Fallbrook defense with him on a long run play to set up a touchdown for himself. Fallbrook tied the game up with a nice catch and run from Ethan Martin on a pass from quarterback Christian Cruz, but RBV quickly hit back with a Mathew Llerenas to Isaac Jiminez touchdown connection.
The third quarter was when the game completely shifted into Rancho Buena Vista's favor. Thanks to more great play from Dorian Richardson along with a shutout defense, RBV took the victory to improve to .500 at 5-5. Fallbrook fall to 1-9, but players and parents alike would consider this a successful season for the team to grow and learn. Stay tuned for next week as the Prep Pigskin Report once again advances to the postseason!
PREVIEW: The final week of the playoffs is finally here! Contenders fight for seeding while others who didn't make the cut look to end the season on a high note. The hosting 1-8 Fallbrook Warriors are most likely the latter, while the 4-5 Rancho Buena Vista Longhorns hope to sneak into the playoffs and possibly make some noise.
Quarterback Christian Cruz and running back Jalen Webb have both been solid leaders for the Fallbrook Warriors; a big night from either one gives this team a chance at victory. The Fallbrook defense has struggled the last two games after looking strong in back to back matchups. If they can regain that form then they could give the Longhorns some trouble.
Rancho Buena Vista come into this game on a four game losing streak, so a victory makes all the difference in what kind of momentum this Longhorn team will have in a potential playoff scenario. Expect running back Dorian Richardson to have a big night as long as the ball is handed his way throughout the night. Be sure to tune into KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report this Friday to find out which teams could end the regular season with a win!