HS Football: Temecula Valley Plays Elsinore in the Longest Rivalry in the Valley this Friday Night

The Golden Bears Offense Stalled in the Season Opener in a 6-2 Loss to San Jacinto

Temecula Valley started the season with a 6-2 loss to San Jacinto last Friday Night. The Golden Bears offense never got started. In fact, both teams didn’t score a point until the fourth quarter.

“Only two stats matter in Football” said Temecula Valley Head Coach Lenny Dykes. “Turn over margin and Wins and Loses. We did not protect the football. With a young team and being on the road it is hard to over come so much adversity”.

“Defensively we played stout and will need being on the road will need to lean on the Defense until the offense has more time to develop” added Dykes. “We have a long way to go but our boys are putting in tremendous effort”.

The Defense indeed played well Friday night. The Golden Bears held the Tigers scoreless until the 4th quarter touchdown that won the game. Temecula Valley stopped the extra point attempt, but just couldn’t find the end zone,

The Golden Bears Defense will be tested again this week. Temecula Valley will be home to face Elsinore in the longest rivalry in the area. The battle has been dubbed as the “Civil War of the Valley”. The two oldest schools in the area face off against each other in a contest to decide who takes home the Perpetual Trophy. 

The Tigers, led by long time Head coach Tony Peralta are 1-0 coming into Fridays game. Elsinore’s run and pound offense, combined with a stingy defense could prove too much the Golden Bears. Temecula Valley was shut out 28-0 in last seasons game.

Elsinore scored 2 quick touchdowns in the first period and another in the fourth to beat Hesperia 21-7 in their season opener last week. The Tigers have always been one of the toughest teams in the Sunbelt and are always dangerous.

Coach Dykes needs to wake up his Offense for this epic battle Friday night. Game time at Temecula Valley is 7pm.

Photos Courtesy of Temecula Valley Footbal