Friday Nigh Recap: Colusa stuns Pierce in controversial finish
Colusa 18, Pierce 13
In Colusa – In one of the wildest finishes in recent memory, the RedHawks pulled out a controversial victory over the county-rival Bears on the final play of the game.
With Pierce leading 13-12 with 4 seconds remaining, Colusa lined up for a potential game-winning 51-yard field goal, only to have the kick blocked.
The ball bounced around for several seconds before an alert Martin Bravo scooped it up and raced in for the touchdown as time expired.
Players for Colusa (2-2) stormed the field during the play and the RedHawks were penalized, giving Pierce one untimed down on the kickoff. However, Bears coach Scott Burnum pulled his team off the field, giving Colusa the win.
“We were pretty evenly matched. It was very physical and a good game all the through,” RedHawks coach Paul Theriault said. “We were very fortunate tonight.”
Joe Howard caught a 40-yard touchdown pass and Sal Mendez had a 35-yard touchdown run for Pierce, which fell to 3-2 with the loss.
“We got cheated and if that’s the only way they can beat us, so be it,” Burnum said.
Williams 54, U-Prep 32
In Williams – The Yellowjackets (3-2) switched their offense to the Wildcat formation for the first time this year and it paid off in a big way as they away from the Panthers.
Lewis Davalos caught three touchdown passes from Sal Garcia and ran for two more, and Fernando Rodriguez scored on a 96-yard touchdown run and rushed for more than 200 yards.
Maxwell 27, Fall River 20
In Maxwell – The Panthers survived a homecoming scare in overtime to beat Fall River.
The Panthers (2-2) led 20-6 late in the game, but the Bulldogs rallied and scored with less than a minute remaining before missing the potential game-winning extra point.
Maxwell quarterback Blake Vierra made Fall River pay with a 10-yard touchdown run on the first play of overtime, his third touchdown run of the game, and intercepted a pass at the 1-yard-line to seal the victory after Zach Troughton tipped the pass at the line.
Vierra also tossed a 60-yard touchdown pass to Santiago Gonzalez.