Valley Center 28, RBV 23
Battle in Valley Center, Senior night for the Jaguars made for a perfect last home game for the season in their 28-23 win over the Longhorns, as the match up was on the ground, both Jacob Newman (Jaguar) and Alex Perez (Longhorn) ran their hearts out for their respective teams.
The first half was a back and forth battle and unfortunately with an injury for Longhorn QB Malik Taylor during their first possession, next man up was Matt Doyle who stepped in. Both Perez and Newman having 2 TD’s a piece and RBV’s Mario Diaz with a 43 yard FG in between. Followed by an onside kick by the Jaguars which they recovered, but with no results as time ran out, leading the half was RBV 17-14.
The third was a defensive standstill, but the fourth granted excitement for all. Newman with a 12 yard TD run, bringing the score to 21-17 Jaguars, with 4:43 left in the game, next possession Perez finishes the drive with a 2 yard TD, Jaguars blocked the PAT, bringing it to 23-21 RBV. 4:04 left, first play after kickoff Newman had an 80 yard TD run, brought it to 28-23 Valley Center. RBV with a four and out, turning the ball over on downs to Jaguars at their 48, Valley Center moved the ball down the field but took a knee at the 3 yard line, pretty stand up move. Although not a conference game both coaches had expressed an important match for both programs, Jaguars move to (4-4), while Longhorns (1-7).
Dynamite game tonight, both teams played with a lot of heart. Sending prayers and speedy recovery wishes to Malik Taylor as at the half he was taken to the hospital, I was advised a broken leg per RBV Head JV Coach, speedy recovery wishes!