APPLE VALLEY — Kyle Godfrey’s head soccer teaching debut at Apple Valley Excessive Faculty went so effectively Saturday morning, his workforce scored touchdowns and the workers didn’t realize it.
OK, so it was only one thriller landing on the finish of a 47-7 landmark Mojave River League victory over Serrano in each groups’ pandemic-altered season opener.
Junior working again Kaleb Most ran for 3 touchdowns and 144 yards on 17 carries because the Solar Devils broke open a 7-7 tie with a 22-point, second-quarter outburst. Junior quarterback Jayden Denegal ran for touchdowns of 11 and three yards within the quarter. He additionally competed 12 of 24 passes for 141 yards and at last hit a protracted cross, to Cody Sebulsky, within the waning seconds.
Considering the Solar Devils have been down on the 1-yard-line, they ran for what they thought was a brief landing, solely to seek out out it was really a two-point conversion.
“We didn’t see his arms go up,” Godfrey, an assistant at instances at Apple Valley since 2009, mentioned off the officers. “Clearly, that wasn’t intentional to go for 2 on that — we thought we nonetheless needed to put it in and finish the sport.
“However yeah, it was going fairly effectively.”
Apple Valley took management of the sport primarily based on a protection that compelled six Serrano turnovers. Included amongst them have been second-quarter fumble recoveries by sophomore linebacker Dustin Reynolds and senior defensive again Ethan Peratt, and third-quarter interceptions by junior defensive again Logan Moon and sophomore Isaiah Ojeda.
Serrano, a returning CIF-Southern Part semifinalist and final yr’s league champion, was held to 100 whole yards.
“Any time you flip the ball over six instances in opposition to a top quality opponent like Apple Valley, and any time you’re going to offer them a leg up and switch the ball over, it’s going to be powerful to remain in video games,” Serrano coach Casey Maholchic mentioned.
Apple Valley was the Mojave River runner-up final yr, primarily based on a 17-7 loss to Serrano in these groups’ final assembly Oct. 11, 2019. The Solar Devils misplaced within the first spherical of the Division 6 playoffs in a 28-21 thriller to San Jacinto.
On Saturday, they clearly regarded as in the event that they took the following step, with a profitable working sport led by Most and Denegal (52 yards on seven carries).
And even on a Saturday morning in March, soccer was welcome once more.
“It was enjoyable to be again and at last to have the ability to play once more,” Most mentioned. “The O-line did nice, and there was nice blocking up entrance for us to have the ability to run down and do what we do.”
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OTHER GAMES
Rancho Verde 41, North 0: André McKinney Jr. turned in a season’s price of highlights Thursday evening and completed with seven catches for 233 yards and 4 touchdowns because the Mustangs cruised to a nonleague win. Sophomore Landon DeBruyn accomplished 14 of 18 passes for 293 yards and people 4 touchdowns to McKinney in his first varsity begin. Rancho Verde’s Elijah Ugorji completed with 103 yards on 18 carries.
Norco 51, Santiago 6: Kyle Crum accomplished 17 for 21 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns within the first half because the Cougars opened the season with a Large VIII League win Thursday evening. Elijah Rodriguez caught two of these touchdowns from Crum, and Jacob Rosendahl added landing runs of 25 and 5 yards for the Cougars.
Ayala 38, Temescal Canyon 14: Freshman Bryan Wilson was 11 of 13 passing for 166 yards and three touchdowns because the Bulldogs gained a nonleague sport Thursday evening. Ayala’s Marcus Monroe caught a pair of landing passes and in addition intercepted a cross. Andre Aguilar returned an interception for a landing, and returned a fumble for an additional landing for the Bulldogs.
Roosevelt 47, Corona 6: Jaz Fong and Jaquez Neal every scored two touchdowns because the Mustangs rolled to a Large VIII League victory Thursday evening Fong rushed for 145 yards and a landing on 9 carries and added a 48-yard landing catch. Neal caught one landing cross and ran for an additional. Julian Viramontes had a pair of landing passes for Roosevelt.
Chaffey 30, West Covina 13: Raymond Rodriguez rushed for 207 yards and 4 touchdowns on 21 carries because the Tigers gained a San Antonio League sport Friday evening. Chaffey completed with 320 yards on the bottom.
Hillcrest 53, La Sierra 6: Manny Robert rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries in main the Trojans to a River Valley League win Friday evening. Hillcrest’s Camren Payne tossed a pair of touchdowns to Shane Shel, and Payne added 66 yards and a landing on the bottom.
Elsinore 46, Lakeside 6: Donovan Harvey rushed for greater than 200 yards and scored 5 landing because the Tigers gained an Inland Valley League sport Saturday evening. Harvey scored 4 instances on the bottom and in addition had a landing reception. Elijah Yoshinaga and Jordan Tamayo additionally scored touchdowns for Elsinore.