Cardinal varsity struggles to make headway but loses to Fillmore 35-18
Published: September 19, 2012
The Fillmore running game proved too much for the Cardinals Friday night, as they lost the 102nd game between the two schools, 35-18.
The Santa Paula offense also struggled against the Flashes. Things looked good for the Cards as Daniel Kohr took the initial kickoff for about 50 yards. He lost the ball at the 26-yard line and Fillmore recovered. After Fillmore scored minutes later, Santa Paula’s Juan Carlos Magana got a handoff from quarterback Christian Garcia, reversed direction and scored a touchdown from 12 yards out. The point after was no good, leaving the Flashes with a one-point edge. That grew to a 14-6 lead a short time later.
It was pretty much the same story in the second quarter. Fillmore scored and Santa Paula answered moments later. Corey Peck scored off a pass to the end zone from Garcia. Once again the point after try failed. The half ended with the Flashes ahead 21-12.
It was a back and forth struggle in the third quarter until Santa Paula scored off a 40-yard pass to Daniel Kohr. This was the Cards last trip into the Flashes’ end zone.
Fillmore got their final TD in the fourth quarter. The Cardinals tried to make a comeback in the final minutes, but couldn’t get past the Fillmore defense.
After the game Santa Paula Coach Teojua Sanchez said, “We couldn’t stop them defensively and we were unable to make the plays on offense. Our special teams played poorly, we kicked the ball out of bounds twice on kick offs, we had a PAT blocked and we had a 7 yard punt on our own 15 yard line. We need to make adjustments and re-evaluate players during our bye week. We need to improve before we get to league play.”
With a bye this week Santa Paula has some time to work on their game. They host Channel Islands on Friday, September 28.