Chance Nolan put on a Brilliant Performance…Passing for 409 yards and 4 Touchdowns
By David Bradshaw
The Starting defense was called upon once again to task shutting down the opposition. They gave up just one touchdown and set the stage for quarterback Chance Nolan to put on a brilliant performance, passing for 409 yards and 4 touchdowns as Paloma Valley beat Elsinore 42 to 21
The game began with Elsinore receiving the opening kick off . After two first downs they were forced to punt and Paloma Valley took over deep in there on the end. Th Wildcats had a touchdown called back for alignment down field. They overcame the set back and scored on a 44 yard run by Mason Carvalho to make it 7-0.
Later in the first quarter, Nolan threw his first TD of the night. He hit Thomas Edington on a deep 68 yard pass for a score. Paloma Valley now led 14-0.
Elsinore answered in typical Elsinore fashion in the second quarter, The Tigers ran the ball…. pounding and punching it in. Elsinore’s Tim Jakell scored from 1 yard out to narrow the score to 14 to 7. Paloma Valley’s next drive resulted in holding calls and a sack and the Wildcats were forced to punt, Elsinore’s Isaiah Hobson returned it 71 yards for a touchdown. The score was knotted at 14.
It didn’t stay that way for long. Elsinore was forced to punt setting up Paloma Valley again deep in their own end. On third and long Elsinore was called for a pass interference giving the Wildcats a break. Nolan then converted on a key fourth down to Seth Carvalho. Nolan then hit Koale Schroeder, who made a great catch on the 13 yard toss… just getting a toe in bounds in the end zone making it 21-14 at halftime.
The second half was all Paloma Valley The Wildcats decided to go for it on a critical fourth down. Michael Cortez running behind big fullback Steven Bradshaw was able to convert with a short yardage run. That set up another Nolan to Schroeder touchdown pass and Paloma led 28-14. After Elsinore’s first drive of the second-half resulted in a punt, Nolan marched Paloma Valley down the field. He scored on a quarterback keeper behind a block by Bradshaw making it 35-14.
The Wildcats scored their final points of the game on another 22 yard pass from Nolan to Thomas Edington, making it 42- 14. Paloma’s defense was dominant in the second half, holding Elsinore scoreless until the very end when they scored on a 11 yard run by Earl Miller against back ups
The Wildcats will travel to Perris to take on the Panthers next Friday. Elsinore will be at Lakeside.
Photos By David Bradshaw