HS Football: Paloma Valley’s Season Ends as Paraclete Prevails 55-35 in the CIF SS Division 5 Semifinal

The Wildcats Finish the Season with a 10-3 Record

Paloma Valley’s Football season ended Friday night against Paraclete at Palmdale High’s Riewer Field. The Wildcats lost 55-35 in the CIF SS Division 5 Semifinal.

Paraclete jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter. The Pirates outscored the Wildcats 13-0 in the second to take a 27-7 lead at halftime.

The Wildcats came back to score 14 points in the third quarter but Paraclete added 21 to the total to take a 48-21 lead. Paloma Valley scored twice in the fourth quarter, but it was a case of too little, too late for the Wildcats as they fell by a final score of 55-35

It’s a tough one to swallow but I wouldn’t trade away the bonds I’ve made with these guys for anything” said Paloma Valley Middle linebacker Steven Bradshaw. “It’s been a great ride”.

Paraclete quarterback Brevin White was impressive as he led the Pirates to victory. The senior threw for 325 yards. Andre Hunt had nine catches for 134 yards and Melquan Stovall grabbed 8 balls for 144 yards.

Paloma Valley quarterback Chance Nolan also ended his high school career with an impressive performance. He threw for 240 yards and five touchdowns against the best team in the Division.

Wide receiver Cole Schroeder caught five passes for 141 yards and three touchdowns. The Wildcats also got one touchdown each from brothers Mason and Seth Carvalho.

Paraclete is headed to their third consecutive CIF Southern Section final next week. The defending Division 5 Champion will face Moorpark Friday. The Musketeers beat Paramount in a 26-20 nail-biter.

Paloma Valley finished the year with a 10-3 record and once again laced second in the Sunbelt league. “I am proud of the way our guys came together” said Bradshaw. “We battled and became a very good football team. I am proud to be a Wildcat”.

Photos by David Bradshaw