San Bernardino Pounds Glendale, 42-14

Behind the powerful running of RB Donte Jackson and a stout defense, the San Bernardino Valley Wolverines pounded the Glendale Vaqueros into submission and scored a decisive 42-14 win September 21st at Glendale. Jackson rushed for 111 yards and scored 2 TDs to lead the offense, while the defense allowed just one touchdown and 9 first downs on the afternoon.

The Wolverines an early 7-0 lead on a 13-yd pass from Cody Fisher to Ryan Carter just over 4 minutes into the game.  That culminated a long drive that relied heavily on the running attack of Jackson and Stacy Harris.  Meanwhile, the defense held Glendale to just a single first down on the first two Vaquero possessions.

Then about the only thing that went right for Glendale in the first 28 minutes of the game happened.  The Wolverines were forced to punt, but Glendale's Justin Wilkens slipped through the line and blocked the kick.  He then picked up the ball at the 3 and carried it into the end zone for the score.  With 4:59 left in the quarter, the game was now tied, 7-7.

But when San Bernardino Valley got the ball back, they handed it to Jackson and let him pound away at the Glendale defense.  The tactic worked; the Wolverines embarked on a drive that took nearly 8 minutes.  Jackson's 2-yard run capped it off and gave San Bernardino Valley a lead they would hold the rest of the game.

At this point, Glendale inserted J.D. Ziska into the game at quarterback in place of starter Adam Freeman.  But the results were the same.  After an exchange of punts, San Bernardino Valley drove for their third touchdown of the day.  Harris' 19-yard scoring run made it 21-7 Wolverines with just over 2 minutes left in the half.

But then Glendale's offense finally came to life.  Three pass completions by Ziska got the ball to the Wolverine 43.  Then Willie Latham burst through the defense and into the end zone.  The 43-yard scoring run cut the deficit to 7 at the half, and it looked like Glendale was right back in the game.

However, the Glendale offense showed little life after that run.  As the second half became a seemingly endless exchange of punts, San Bernardino Valley took control of the game.  The Wolverines scored the only offensive touchdown of the second half late in the third quarter on a 4-yard run by Jackson.  That was one of the few signs of offense after intermission as each team managed just 4 first downs in the second half.

The next score came when Jonathan Hall broke through the Glendale line and blocked a Vaquero punt early in the 4th quarter.  Marlon Roman picked up the ball at the 3 and took it in for the score, making it 35-14.

The final touchdown came when Glendale's David Catchings fumbled deep in Vaquero territory.  Eric Simpson of San Bernardino Valley grabbed the ball at the 7 and rumbled into the end zone, making it 42-14 and completing the scoring for the day.

Jackson led all rushers with 111 yards on 27 carries.  Teammate Harris carried 11 times for 72 yards as the Wolverines established a strong running attack.  Cody Fisher played most of the game at QB for San Bernardino Valley and had an efficient game, going 6 of 9 for 74 yards, 1 TD and no interceptions.  Larry Williams caught the TD pass among his 3 catches for 45 yards.

For Glendale, Ziska completed 8 of 20 passes for 59 yards.  Latham rushed for 83 yards on 12 carries, but 43 of those came on his touchdown run.  Similarly, David Catchings had 55 yards on 13 carries, but 34 of those yards came on a single play.  Those were the only two Glendale plays of more than 11 yards on the afternoon.

San Bernardino Valley improved its record to 1-1 while Glendale fell to 0-2.  The Vaqueros, who lost to #1-ranked Pasadena in the opening week, have been outscored 97-26 in the season's first two games.

Saturday, September 21, 2002 - 1 p.m.
at Moyse Stadium (GHS), Glendale, CA
A Non-Conference California Community College Game

San Bernardino Valley College (Wolverines)  42
Glendale Community College  (Vaqueros)  14 

1st Quarter:
SB – Carter 13 yd pass from Fisher (Aryel-Ryan kick) 10:54 -- 7-0
G – Wilkens 3 yd ret of blocked punt (Orellana kick) 4:59 -- 7-7

2nd Quarter:
SB – Jackson 2 yd run (Aryel-Ryan kick) 12:04 -- 14-7
SB – Harris 19 yd run (Aryel-Ryan kick) 2:12 -- 21-7
G – Latham 43 yd run (Orellana kick) 1:13 -- 21-14 

3rd Quarter:
SB – Jackson 4 yd run (Aryel-Ryan kick) 2:23 -- 28-14

4th Quarter:
SB – Roman 1 yd ret of blocked punt (Aryel-Ryan kick) 14:07 -- 35-14
SB – Simpson 7 yd fumble ret (Aryel-Ryan kick) 5:17 -- 42-14 

Team Statistics: Glendale San Bernardino Valley
First Downs 9 (5 pass; 4 run) 18 (6 pass; 12 run)
Rushes – Yards 31-113 48-181                 
Passing Yards 69 91
Comp - Att – Int 10-23-0 8-17-0
Return Yards 91 120
Sacks – Yards 1-10 4-28
Fumbles – Lost 3-2 2-0
Penalties – Yards 10-66 6-45
Time of Possession 27:36 32:24

Individual Statistics:


G:  16-Latham 12-83, 4-Catchings 13-55, 22-Valencia 1-0, 7-Ziska 3-(-9), 9-Freeman 2-(-16)
SB:  32-D.Jackson 27-111, 24-S.Harris 11-72, 4-Licht 2-16, 41-M.Jones 1-2, 34-Dennis 3-0, 20-Avery 1-(-1), 9-Rodriguez 1-(-6), 10-Fisher 2-(-13)


G:  7-Ziska 8-20-0-59; 9-Freeman 2-3-0-19
SB:  10-Fisher 6-9-0-74, 1 TD; 9-Rodriguez 2-6-0-17; 4-Licht 0-2-0-0


G: 3-McGee 3-14, 83-Contreras 1-11, 4-Catchings 1-9, 11-Wilkens 1-9, 16-Latham 1-9, 10-Elize 1-7, 46-P.Williams 1-6, 2-T.Riley 1-4
SB:  6-L.Williams 3-45, 17-Caldwell 2-18, 13-R.Carter 2-16, 80-Palmer 1-12


G:  30-Overturf 9-35.6 avg + 1 blk
SB:  31-Isbell 7-34.1 avg + 1 blk

Kick Ret:

G:  3-McGee 2-44, 24-Lipscomb 2-43, 2-Riley 2-22, 18-Crawford 1-9 
SB:  17-Caldwell 2-44, 41-M.Jones 1-12

Punt Ret:

G:  17-Holt 1-8
SB:  32-D.Jackson 5-40, 83-Battle 1-16

Punt Blocks:

G:  7-Wilkens
SB:  97-J.Hall

Fumble Rec-Yds:

G:  none
SB:  38-Roman 1-0, 55-Simpson 1-7


G:  18-Crawford 1-10                        
SB:  55-Simpson 1-8, 92-Justice 1-8, 26-Daniels 1-7, 58-Grigsby 1-5


Both teams entered 0-1 and unranked.  Fisher started at QB for SBVC.  Rodriguez entered in 1st series that began in 2nd qtr.  Fisher re-entered in 3rd qtr, and Rodriguez saw some 2nd half action as well.  Licht played the final 2 series.  Freeman started for GC and played the first series; Ziska went the rest of the way.  After SBVC scored their 3rd TD, the Wolverines had 14 first downs while the Vaqueros had just 12 yds of offense.  Three Ziska completions and the long run by Latham got Glendale back into it for the moment.  Each team had just 4 first downs in the second half.  Glendale had just 2 plays of over 11 yards – the TD run by Latham and a 34-yd run by Catchings.

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