South Division IHere is a recap of Friday's regional bowl action in California.
Bakersfield 35, Mission Hills (San Marcos) 28
The Drillers got the game-winning touchdown from Asauni Rufus
on a 1-yard run with 51 seconds left to break a tie. It was set up by a 47-yard pass from Rufus to Derrick Vickers
, a play that Bakersfield Californian reporter Zach Ewing called the play of the year for the team. Mission Hills' final drive of the night ended when Vickers intercepted a Mission Hills pass. Bakersfield lost a pair of fumbles deep in Grizzlies territory earlier in the game, but it didn't end up killing the Drillers' chances of moving on to the StubHub Center for Friday's state title game against Del Oro (Loomis).Click here
to see the Qwixcore game log and click here
to see Ewing's live blog from the game.North Division I
Del Oro (Loomis) 28, Serra (San Mateo) 20
See Mitch Stephens' game story by clicking this link
. Also, click here
for stats and the Qwixcore game log.South Division IV
Bakersfield Christian 40, View Park (Los Angeles) 8
The Eagles breezed past undefeated View Park, as the game featured a running clock in the second half. Matt Smith
ran for three touchdowns and Josh Jackson
also caught two touchdown passes. The Central Section Division IV champions will get to face Central Catholic Friday at 4 p.m.
For more on this game, click here
for the Bakersfield Californian's storyNorth Division IV
Central Catholic (Modesto) 17, McClymonds (Oakland) 14
Four second-half turnovers at Lincoln High in Stockton ended the Warriors’ dream of playing for a
state title, as they lost to the parochial-school power from the Central
Valley for the third time in 12 months. Central beat
McClymonds 42-12 in last year’s NorCal D-IV Bowl in Stockton, then again
38-24 in Modesto the third week of this season.
a last-minute bid to rally to victory, going 99 yards in 3 minutes, 30 seconds
to close to within 17-14 with a minute to play.
The 2-point conversion pass failed, as did the ensuing onside kick, and Central
Catholic ran off the remaining 60 seconds.Louis White
earlier caught a 40-yard touchdown from Emoni Fountain, had a 73-yard
catch-and-run to take the ball from the 1 to the Central 26. A few plays
later, Fountain hit Lavon Washington
in the end zone to make it 17-14.
That was as close as they got.
Both of Central’s first-half
scores – a 12-yard run by Donovin Townsend
and a 27-yard field goal by
Harvard commit Kenny Smart
– were set up by 40-yard pass plays from Hunter Petlansky
to Townsend. Both times, Townsend was open down the
middle and the Warriors were caught without a free safety.
Central’s final touchdown came on a 40-yard, third-quarter pass to tight end Jared Rice
, making it 17-8.
The Central Catholic defense forced four turnovers on five second-half possessions.Click here
for stats and the Qwixcore game log.- Info courtesy of Richard Estrada (@blackhatfootbal)