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Varsity Football Team a perfect 10-0 season.

The team is ranked 4th in their division heading into CIF.  Please see this link for details on the game. http://www.ocvarsity.com/articles/valencia-80971-touchdown-yard.html
 
The evening began with a special ceremony to honor our Veterans.  Members of the Placentia American Legion Post 277, VHS Alumni, and VHS Staff who have served our nation with military service were honored before the game and presented with a special Veteran's Day edition Valencia hat.  Special thanks to Coach Luis Garcia and the VHS Football Boosters for organizing this opportunity to show appreciation to those who protect our freedom.
 
Go Tigers!
 

Valencia uses strong finish to get past Pacifica

 
 
STAFF WRITER

PLACENTIA - Valencia showed in the second half Thursday why it is undefeated and a contender in the Southwest Division.

The Tigers erupted for 28 consecutive points and forced four turnovers to clinch the Empire League title outright with a 35-14 victory against visiting Pacifica.

Valencia (10-0, 5-0) matched its best start since its undefeated season of 1991 and might have sealed the No. 4 seed in the Southwest Division.

“I’m very optimistic that we can do pretty well,” Valencia coach Mike Marrujo said of the playoffs. “We have a good team. We have good skill guys. We have a very good defense. I’m hopeful we can play well.”

Valencia’s defense certainly played well in the second half to help the Tigers erase a 14-7 deficit. It was the first time Valencia trailed at halftime.

Valencia intercepted three passes and returned a fumble for a touchdown, all after the Tigers tied the score early in the second half on a 50-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Switzer to Chachmoni Ben-Yisrael.

Sam Lydic sparked the defensive flurry by intercepting a pass deflected by Jacob Briggs at the Pacifica 44 with 5:45 left in the third. Three plays later, Darren Sandoval scored on a 17-yard touchdown run as the Tigers took their first lead, 21-14.

Sandoval finished with 93 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.

Later in third, Briggs returned a fumble forced by defensive lineman Tofi Meleah about 18 yards for a touchdown and a 28-14 lead with 2:15 left in the third.

Sandoval then capped an 80-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run with 6:57 left in the fourth. The drive chewed up nearly six minutes.

Justin McHale and Alec Sweet also had interceptions for Valencia in the second half. Sweet also added a sack and forced fumble in the first that Meleah recovered. 

“We were motivated,” said Briggs, who also caught a 3-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal early in the second period. “We’ve never been down before. At halftime, we just needed to pick up our heads. We just knew we had to get the job done, execute our assignment. ... I’m glad we got that victory.”

Pacifica (6-4, 2-3) opened a 14-0 lead in the first half on a 2-yard touchdown run by quarterback Nick Garcia and a 74-yard TD strike from Garcia to Aundre Purnell on a slant. The Mariners could land one of the three at-large berths in the Southwest.

"They're a good team," Briggs said of the Mariners.

Contact the writer: dalbano@ocregister.com

 

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