The Pumas are 3-1 and will Face Victor Valley on Friday
The Pumas are red hot and have rolled to their third consecutive victory over Redlands Friday night. In an ugly game where the teams combined for 37 penalties and over 350 yards, Chaparral pulled off the victory.
“We should have been up 35-7 at the half,” said Chaparral head coach Jeremy McCullough. “It gave us a good chance to battle through adversity and overcome some things. We kept playing and we found a way to get a win.”
Quarterback Trilian Harris struggled against the Terriers but got the job done. The freshman completed 11 of 26 passes for 153 yards. He threw a 67-yard touchdown to Orlando Ornelas on the Pumas fist possession. He was also intercepted once.
Chaparral’s running game was led by Elgin Vasquez who ran for 110 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns,.Senior Jacob De Lara added 80 yards on 11 carries. Sophomore Justin Manqueros also had a solid night, carrying the ball 8 times for 70 yards for the Pumas. Alec Fonseca nailed a 21-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Redlands senior quarterback Chris Aguilar completed 13 of his 26 passes for 19 yards. He tossed two touchdowns passes to Isaiah Meyers and Zachary Burrola. Senior Jalen Batts was the workhorse for the Terriers on the ground with 62 yards on 20 carries.
The Pumas defense shined Friday night. Senior defensive lineman Jayson Pace recovered a fumble to stop a drive at Chaparral’s 14-yard line. On the Terriers next drive, defensive back Jaime Hernandez jumped on a fumble.Both fumble recoveries resulted in Puma scores.
Chaparral will travel to Victorville to face Victor Valley on Friday, September 22. The Jackrabbits are 2-2 and were crushed by Apple Valley 57-12 last week.
Photos by John Carpenter