Valencia Vikings stunned in first round by Rancho Cucamonga
One week after a thrilling come from behind victory over rival Hart to win the Foothill League title for the sixth year in a row, the Valencia Vikings fell flat against Rancho Cucamonga in their first round playoff matchup losing 52-20.
The number three team from the Baseline League got out to an early lead over the Vikings and were able to hold on to the lead on the strength of six touchdowns by quarterback Angel Matute.
A trio of six foot tall Cougars receivers, Malik Sheppard, Chase Stephens, and Blake Fisher, all caused problems for the Vikings all game long, each hauling in a touchdown reception in the victory.
The Vikings Cole Parkinson had a pair of touchdown passes to Jay Jay Wilson and Riley Herrera, but the Viking defense just could not solve the attack of Rancho Cucamonga.
Hart comes from behind to defeat Edison
The Hart Indians needed a second half comeback to dispatch the Edison Chargers 32-20 in their CIF SS West Valley Division first round playoff matchup.
The Indians, fresh off a loss the week before which they let a fourth quarter lead slip away to rival Valencia, showed their character in a come from behind victory of their own.
Quarterback Brady White threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the second half to help the Indians come from behind.
Nelson James, Isaac Dominguez and C.J. Sioussat each had touchdown receptions in the comeback. The Indians will host Upland in the second round on Friday, November 21st at 7:30PM.
Canyon gets bounced out of playoffs in a first round blowout
Canyon needed nothing short of a perfect game to have a chance to win their first round matchup against Southwestern #1 Vista Murrieta.
Unfortunately for the Cowboys the Broncos proved to be too much as they lost 56-28 Friday night.
Vista Murrieta quarterback Kyle Williams was a handful for the Cowboys as he ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns on only six carries to lead the Broncos. He also threw for 150 yards and a touchdown pass, all of this coming in just the first half as he was lifted for the entire second half of the game with the Broncos holding a 42-6 lead at halftime.
Canyon had a few highlights as Miles Fallin showed that, despite the constant pressure from the broncos defense, he has the potential to be a top notch quarterback, throwing for 398 yards and four touchdowns in a loosing effort.