Lancers beat #1 team in the state

Like a mighty mouse that roared, the Avalon High School Lancers football team has gone and done what others believed it could not do.

The Lancers beat the number one team in the state.

The Avalon High football team earned some major bragging rights. It topped Mojave High, the No. 1 ranked team, in the quarterfinal round of the CIF 8-Man Division playoffs on Friday, Nov. 8.

The team did the deed with a 41-27 win, overcoming 20-to-1 odds.

Like a mighty mouse that roared, the Avalon High School Lancers football team has gone and done what others believed it could not do.

The Lancers beat the number one team in the state.

The Avalon High football team earned some major bragging rights. It topped Mojave High, the No. 1 ranked team, in the quarterfinal round of the CIF 8-Man Division playoffs on Friday, Nov. 8.

The team did the deed with a 41-27 win, overcoming 20-to-1 odds.

The Lancers (7-3) entered with momentum after topping Dunn in the first round. The Mustangs (9-1) suffered their first loss, which ended their season.

Avalon quickly gained full control, only giving up the lead once in the entire game. The Lancers drew first blood in the opening quarter with a 67-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cristian Martinez, who connected with sophomore Jerod Long.

Long would score two more times in the game.

The Lancers then continued to score. Senior Ernesto Perez caught a 7-yard touchdown pass, and sophomore Jose Carmen added two rushing touchdowns before Martinez sealed the game with a rushing touchdown.

The Lancers defense once again suffocated the opposing offense, allowing one reception while shutting down the rushing game of the Mustangs. Senior David Castro recovered two fumbles and sophomore Cesar Ventura earned a safety with a crushing hit in the end zone.

The Avalon defense has allowed only seven catches in the last three games.

The Lancers are two games away from being the CIF champions.

Their next playoff game will be against host Faith Baptist on Saturday, Nov. 23, at noon.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here