The first quarter saw Bakersfield
take the lead.
After Valley took the opening kickoff and drove INTo Renegade territory,
Michael Scott of BC intercepted a Kevin Arbuckle pass, giving Bakersfield the
ball at their own 14-yard line.
Just over 3 minutes later, Nathan Baker put Bakersfield on the board on a
50-yard run on a quarterback draw.
The extra point, however, was blocked by Travis Bass, keeping the score
The second quarter, however,
belonged to Valley.
It began with a Bakersfield punt that was fielded by James Norris at the
bone-jarring hit by Craig Chisholm helped spring Norris for a 15-yard return,
giving the Valley offense the ball at the BC 35.
The offense netted just 6 yards in 3 plays, but Ryan Donahue nailed a
46-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 6-3.
After another Renegade punt, Roger
Daley put Valley in scoring position with a 53-yard run on which he ran over BC
linebacker Duane Uhatafe.
The drive stalled inside the 5, however, and Valley had to settle for a
20-yard field goal by Donahue, which tied the game 6-6.
The Monarch defense forced another
punt, and the next time Valley got the ball they would not have to settle for a
field goal. Anthony
Robinson's 37-yard run down the right sideline, during which he leapfrogged
over fallen LB Kevin Byrd, gave VC a 12-6 lead.
Curiously, the Monarchs elected to go for a 2-point conversion, a
strategy that was foiled when Byrd sacked Arbuckle, knocking the ball loose and
keeping the score 12-6.
Then it was the Valley defense's
turn to score.
Turmarian Moreland intercepted a Nathan Baker pass at the BC 42 and
headed down the left sideline until he was surrounded near the 20.
Then, Moreland cut across the field all the way to the right sideline and
dove into the right corner of the end zone for the score.
The spectacular run (plus Donahue's extra point kick) gave Valley a
19-6 halftime lead.
Each team punted twice to start the
second half before Bakersfield scored to draw within 6 points.
Baker teamed with Kenny Jackson on a 10-yard scoring pass to cap a drive
that was kept alive by three 15-yard penalties on Valley.
The extra point made it 19-13 with 1:43 left in the 3rd
After each team punted yet again,
Valley scored again to restore their 13-point lead.
After a missed 48-yard field goal attempt was nullified by a running into
the kicker penalty, Valley continued their drive until Daley scored from 14
yards out with 5:36 left.
Bakersfield had one last chance to
make it close, but were turned away on 4th down at the VC 3-yard line
with 2:03 remaining, clinching the win for Valley.
In addition to Daley's 149 yards,
Valley got strong contributions from Robinson (11 carries for 68 yards and a TD)
and 270-lb FB Aaron Oskian (5 carries for 25 yards) and finished with 241 yards
on the ground.
The defense limited BC to just 98 yards rushing, and over half of that
total came on Baker's 1st-quarter TD run.
They also registered 4 sacks, with DE Rashaad Goodrum getting credit for
2 of them. DL
Travis Bass, who spent much of the afternoon in the Bakersfield backfield, had
half a sack and blocked an XPA.
James Norris had 2 punt returns and managed 15 yards on each.
For Bakersfield, Baker finished 16
of 36 for 155 yards passing and rushed 13 times for 55 yards and had a hand in
both BC touchdowns.
Jason Garcia caught 5 passes for 59 yards to lead all receivers.
But Josh Lopes was held to just 13 yards on 5 carries and didn't carry
the ball in the second half.
Valley moves to 4-3 on the season
while Bakersfield falls to 3-4.
Saturday, November 2, 2002 - 1
at Monarch Stadium (LAVC), Valley Glen, CA
A Western State Conference
(Mountain Division) Game
L.A. Valley College (Monarchs)
Bakersfield College (Renegades) 13
B – Baker 50 yard run (kick
blocked) 6:38 -- 0-6
V – FG Donahue 46 yards 12:32 --
V – FG Donahue 20 yards 7:10 -- 6-6
V – Robinson 37 yard run (run failed) 3:00 -- 12-6
V – Moreland 42 yard interception return (Donahue kick) -- 19-6
B – Jackson 10 yard pass from
Baker (Barthelmes kick) 1:43 -- 19-13
V – Daley 14 yard run (Donahue
kick) 5:36 -- 26-13
|Team Statistics:||LA Valley||Bakersfield
|First Downs||14 (3 pass; 9 run; 2 pen)||21 (10 pass; 6
run; 5 pen)
|Rushes – Yards||45-241||29-98
|Comp - Att – INT||5-9-1||16-37-2
|Sacks – Yards||4-24||1-10
|Fumbles - Lost||0-0||2-1
|Penalties – Yards||10-77||5-34
|Time of Possession||32:34||27:26|
21-R.Daley 23-149, 34-A.Robinson 11-68, 42-Oskian 5-25, 5-Norris 1-3,
6-Alberty 1-3, 7-R.Martinez 1-3, 14-Arbuckle 3-(-10)
B: 5-Baker 13-55, 14-Mitchell 8-26, 20-Jo.Lopes 5-13, 40-Hronis 2-6, 24-Lee 1-(-2)
B: 5-Baker 16-36-2-155, 1 TD; 18-Heimiller 0-1-0-0
85-Stuckey 2-24, 5-Norris 2-10, 1-Trent 1-21
B: 80-Garcia 5-59, 1-Jackson 3-26, 10-Cooper 3-21, 85-Gamboni 2-18, 7-Arrenaviz 1-16, 89-L.Mitchel 1-13, 40-Hronis 1-12
9-Silver 5-31.2 avg
B: 85-Gamboni 4-31.5 avg; 32-Tramaglino 2-26.0 avg
5-Norris 1-20, 88-Whitaker 1-10
B: 14-Mitchell 1-15, 40-Hronis 1-15
B: 2-Miller 1-2, 7-Arrenaviz 1-0
B: 30-Scott 1-0
32-Goodrum 2, 57-Pizarro, 33-George ½, 90-Bass ½
B 1: 70-Uhatafe
Both teams entered 3-3.
Valley was ranked #19 in South; Bakersfield was ranked #17. BC's 1st
TD came after Scott's INT stopped VC's first offensive drive at the BC 14.
VC's 1st FG came after punt ret by Norris gave VC the ball
at the BC 35. A
huge hit by Chisholm of VC helped spring Norris. VC's 2nd FG was
set up by a 53-yard run by Daley on which he ran over