Chaffey remains undefeated with win over Victor Valley
RANCHO CUCAMONGA--In a game in which both teams had trouble hanging onto the ball, it was Chaffey's defense which came up big in a 44-27 win at home over Victor Valley in a Foothill Conference game on Saturday.
"It wasn't a really good win, but a win is a win," said Chaffey coach Carl Beach. "This game ebbed and flowed. Give Victor Valley credit because they played hard and kept themselves in the game."
Victor Valley (2-3, 0-3) took a 6-0 lead with 8:54 left in the first quarter. Rams quarterback Dylan Lockwood hooked up with Jamel Richardson on a 21-yard touchdown pass.
Chaffey (5-0, 3-0) took the lead for good, 7-6 as John Bogarin rambled for a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:08 left in the first half. The Panthers increased their lead to 14-6 as cornerback Marvin Clark scooped up a loose fumble and raced 17 yards for the touchdown.
Chaffey went up 21-6 as quarterback Jeff Disney threw a 73-yard scoring pass down the right sideline to Jeremiah Cockheran with 38 seconds left in the first quarter.
Disney completed a 61-yard scoring drive by sneaking in from the 1 with 2:02 remaining in the first half.
Victor Valley didn't give up and capitalized on a fortunate bounce. After Lockwood scrambled for four yards, Richardson picked up the loose ball and ran 38 yards with the loose ball for a touchdown to cut the gap to 28-12 with 1:02 left in the first half.
"Victor Valley isn't a really physical team so we could run the ball on them," said Beach. "We had good drives but turned the ball over."
Two plays later the Rams recovered a Panthers fumble on the Panthers 8. On the last play of the first half Lockwood avoided a heavy rush and scambled 4 yards for the touchdown to cut the lead to 28-18. On the two-point conversion Chaffey's Ricky Shepard scooped up a fumbled and raced 76 yards for a Panthers two-pointer.
In the third quarter the Rams capitalized on Chaffey turnovers as Keneth Thomas scored on a 16-yard draw up the middle and Karl Halamicek booted a 31-yard field goal.
When the Rams closed the gap to three points at 30-27 the Panthers defense stopped Victor Valley. Chaffey came back to score a touchdown which turned out to be the turning point of the game, said Beach. Chaffey stopped the Panthers when they had their backs against the wall. Chaffey allowed Lockwood to complete only one of his last nine passes in the fourth quarter.
"The fumbles took away any momentum we had," said Beach. "We had
roughing the kicker and roughing the passer penalties which made them
hang in there."
Chaffey responded as Bogarin scored on a 28-yard touchdown sweep on the
left side as he hurdled a defender and dove over the goal line.
"I'm glad we had the ability to sustain the attitude of winning, even though we had some adversity," said Beach. "That's hard to do week in and week out."
Chaffey 44, Victor Valley 27
Victor Valley – Richardson 21 pass from Lockwood (kick blocked)
Chaffey – Bogarin 2 run (Bussey kick)
Chaffey – Clark 17 fumble return (Palmer kick)
Chaffey – Cockheran 73 pass from Disney (Bussey kick)
Chaffey – Disney 1 run (Palmer kick)
Victor Valley – Richardson 38 fumble return (pass failed)
Victor Valley – Lockwood 4 run (run failed)
Chaffey – (Shepard 76 fumble return)
Victor Valley – Thomas 16 run (run failed)
Victor Valley – Halamicek 31 FG
Chaffey – Bogarin 28 run (Bussey kick)
Chaffey – Hudspeth 6 run (Palmer kick)
RUSHING: Victor Valley, Thomas 26-119, Buckhalter 1-0, Lockwood 3-(-7);
Chaffey, Hudspeth 14-92, Perry 13-60, Bogarin 6-39, Disney 4-21, Baldwin
2-14, Bussey 1-12, Rogers 1-2.
PASSING: Victor Valley, Lockwood 18-44-0-292, Woodlee 1-1-0-7; Chaffey,
Disney 7-16-0-144, Rogers 2-6-0-21.
RECEIVING: Victor Valley, Crowder 11-164, Richardson 6-125, Thomas 2-10;
Chaffey, Cockheran 2-87, Costanzo 3-27, Allen 2-26, Madison 2-21, Bussey