HS Football: Paloma Valley Cruises Past Perris 35-12

The Wildcats are 4-0 and Ready for Defending Sunbelt Champion Heritage next Friday

By David Bradshaw

Perris won the toss and it was all downhill from there Friday night as they faced off against the red hot Wildcats from Paloma Valley. The Panthers went three-and-out and Paloma Valley scored on its first drive. Quarterback Chance Nolan scored a run.

Dallas Frederick then recovered an onside kick and the Wildcats wasted no time scoring again. This time it was a touchdown pass from Nolan to Mason Carvalho, making it 14 to 0.

Showing some spunk, Perris went for it on 4th down on their next drive. They came up short. This time it set up a Nolan to Koale Schroeder touchdown pass to. Perris fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Wildcats had great field position once again. Nolan hit Seth Carvalho this time for a touchdown and made it 28-0.

The Perris offence managed make a first down on their next Drive…but ended up giving the ball back to to Paloma Valley. Nolan hit a leaping Andrew Franco in the back of the end zone for his fourth touchdown pass of the first quarter making it 35 -0.

Paloma Valley started sending their starters to the bench as the second quarter started. Steven Bradshaw was done and Phillip Mills played one play in the second quarter before he called it a night. Nolan and most of the starters on offense we’re also taken out of the lineup in the second quarter.

The game was as running clock for the last three quarters. Perris starting quarterback lamelo Edwards scored on two 2-yard runs in the fourth quarter for a final score of 35 to 12.

The victory sets up a showdown of the two undefeated teams in the league play. Heritage stomped all over Temescal Canyon 60-7 last night.

The Sunbelt League title will be on the line next Friday when the two teams meet in the annual Menifee Bowl.

Photos by David Bradshaw