Monarchs show Bulldogs the road, remain perfect

 

By Emil Claes

Staff Writer

The Valley College extend their winning streak to seven games on Saturday after defeating 54-27, and now boast a 7-0 record as the team heads to the last three games of the regular season.

The Allan Hancock Bulldogs used their running game and  7 yards in the air to make it into the end zone on their opening drive, giving the visitors a 7-0 lead. The Bulldogs might have surprised the home team on their first possession because the tough Monarch defeanse had only allowed their opponents a mere 11.5 points per game.

Valley was not the least bit intimidated by the quick score, and after a good kick-off return, the Monarch offense used a little more than a minute off the clock to tie the game. The Monarchs’ opening score came when connected with for a 47-yeard touchdown pass. Rodolfo Oliveros’ extra point tied the game 7-7.

The Bulldogs were forced to punt on their next possession, and Willie Washington made them pay with a 65-yard punt return to push the score to 14-7 in favor of the home team. Both teams would score another touchdown before the half giving Valley the 21-14 lead.

The second half was all Monarchs. Jorgensen completed four-straight passes, including a touchdown, which was nullified by a penalty, so the Monarchs had to settle for a 40-yard field goal by Oliveros. The Monarchs’ defense recorded a safety and the next two offenseive possessions would seal the win. Trevor Laurent’s’ 8-yard touchdown run, and Jorgensen’s 8-yard strike to Jerimiah Lorick put the Monarchs ahead 40-14.

“Coach went over the first half game statistics,” said Monarchs defensive back Justin Harris. “He basically showed us what we needed to change to stop their offensive attacks.”

A scary incident occurred with 10:25 left in the fourth quarter when Allan Hancock’s’ Tony Saintmelus lay motionless after a kick off. After a 40 delay, Saintmelus was helped up to his feet and taken to the hosptial by ambulance for testing.

The Monarchs take their unbeaten record to Antelope Valley College Saturday for 7 p.m. game and return home to face Citrus College on Nov. 5 for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

 

Staff | The Valley Star

Staff | The Valley Star

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