This past Monday Fillmore played Carpinteria . Fillmore lost by one goal 3-2. The two goals scored were by Braulio and Tim Avila. Above #21 Angel Valenzuela goes up against Carpinteria’s defender and goalie, but was not able to score a goal.
This past Monday Fillmore played Carpinteria . Fillmore lost by one goal 3-2. The two goals scored were by Braulio and Tim Avila. Above #21 Angel Valenzuela goes up against Carpinteria’s defender and goalie, but was not able to score a goal.
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Braulio Martinez above, takes the ball down the field last Monday. Martinez scored one of the 2 goals.
Braulio Martinez above, takes the ball down the field last Monday. Martinez scored one of the 2 goals.
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Premier Soccer Santa Clarita Valley (PSSCV) is pleased to announce open team tryouts February 28, 2009 for the upcoming Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) 2009 season. PSSCV will compete in the very tough Southwestern Conference featuring 2008 National Champion, Ajax America Women, The tryout will be held at Santa Clarita Central Park at 10:00am and 3:00pm to accommodate as many players as possible. If you have any questions contact the team at psscv2009@gmail.com .

The tryout is open to all amateur women players who are interested in a high level of competition. Players that are currently playing for NCAA or NAIA teams are encourage to tryout, playing with PSSCV will not jeporadize eligibility. According to Head Coach Steve Cooper "This team and it's league affiliation is a perfect fit for women that would like to continue competing at a high level after their college experience." The WPSL consists of 60 teams and four divisions across the USA. The WPSL, at the recent Women's Soccer League (WSL) Draft, had 16 players drafted to the pro league making this team and this league a true spring board to the next level. "We are out to build a team from our area that will complete at the highest level and show that the Santa Clarita Valley and the City of Santa Clarita IS a soccer power not only in Southern California but the entire nation." said team Manager Pat Riggins. CONTINUED »

 


 
Fillmore’s defense tried their best to keep the ball out of the goal. Fillmore lost 0-5. Fillmore plays Oaks Christian on Friday, January 29.
Fillmore’s defense tried their best to keep the ball out of the goal. Fillmore lost 0-5. Fillmore plays Oaks Christian on Friday, January 29.
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Princess Vaca #4 fights for the ball against Oak Park, her teammate Luz Morenes come to assist.
Princess Vaca #4 fights for the ball against Oak Park, her teammate Luz Morenes come to assist.
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Jasmine Medina show great control against Oak Parks defense. Also pictured Maria Juarez #3.
Jasmine Medina show great control against Oak Parks defense. Also pictured Maria Juarez #3.
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My name is Jose Luis Lomelí and I am the new Head Baseball Coach at Fillmore High School. I am extremely honored and privileged to take over a program with such a rich baseball tradition. Fillmore has won 22 league titles, four CIF titles and countless Junior Varsity championships. I understand what it means to wear a Flashes’ uniform having been a member of three league championship teams during the early 1990’s. I am looking forward to carrying on this proud tradition at my alma mater. The success of our program on the field throughout the years has been a joint effort with our local community; together we’ve been a great team!

Budget cuts in our schools make it difficult for our program to operate. Many schools in our county are spending $10,000-$15,000 and some even more, on a yearly basis for baseball. We know we cannot compete with those numbers year in and year out. However, it is extremely important that our players feel like they are just as important as the athletes at these other schools. I believe in providing our athletes with the best safety equipment and uniforms. I want our athletes to feel good about who they are and where they come from. This year we will be renovating our entire uniform supply and begin making much-needed field improvements prior to the start of the 2009 season. This represents a large financial commitment. Therefore, I am extending this invitation for your organization to join our sign sponsorship program for the 2009 baseball season.

One of our fund raising projects is to offer our community businesses the opportunity to help sponsor us by purchasing a sign advertisement. The sign will be professionally made and will be 3’x 6’ in vinyl and will feature your business logo and information. The sign will be hung up at our varsity field for the entire baseball season, which runs from March through June. Your sign will be seen by everyone in attendance at our games, including anybody driving by our field. We have three plans available: CONTINUED »

 


 

Fillmore 50, Santa Paula 46 - January 14th.
Fillmore Record 7-8 (1-0 in Frontier League) Noah Aguirre- 16pts, 7 rebounds, 2 steals Chris De La Paz- 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal Troy Hayes- 8 points, 3 steals, 2 assists Mike Watson- 4 points, 8 rebounds (leading rebounder) Arlen Appenzeller- 5 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists. Fillmore was sluggish offensively but played solid zone defense to hold off the Cardinals.

 


 

Try outs and last day to sign-up. Saturday, January 24th 2009 starting at 8:00am. 7 & 8 year olds – 9:00am, 9 & 10 year olds – 10:30am, 11 & 12 year olds – 2:30pm, 13 & 14 year olds – 1:00pm,. Fee is $120.00. Call 805-746-1246 for more information.

 
Hermanos Herrera hosts another benefit concert to help support the FHS Girls Basketball Team. The concert will be Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Sespe Auditorium at 3PM. The concert will feature Hermanos Herrera, Mariachi Aguilas De Mexico, Trio Guadalajara, and Ballet Folklorico Ollin. Master of Ceremonies will be News Anchor José Ronstadt from Telemundo Channel 52. For more information please call (805) 524 2451. PLEASE SUPPORT THE LADY FLAHES!!!
Hermanos Herrera hosts another benefit concert to help support the FHS Girls Basketball Team. The concert will be Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Sespe Auditorium at 3PM. The concert will feature Hermanos Herrera, Mariachi Aguilas De Mexico, Trio Guadalajara, and Ballet Folklorico Ollin. Master of Ceremonies will be News Anchor José Ronstadt from Telemundo Channel 52. For more information please call (805) 524 2451. PLEASE SUPPORT THE LADY FLAHES!!!
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Angel Valenzuela #21 tries to steal the ball away from Bishop Diego’s player. Fillmore beat Bishop Diego 5-0. Goal’s were scored by Marquis Garibay 2, Ernesto Ballesteros 1, Jordan Jasso 1, Braulio Martinez 1 and 1 assist, Tim Avila also had an assist.
Angel Valenzuela #21 tries to steal the ball away from Bishop Diego’s player. Fillmore beat Bishop Diego 5-0. Goal’s were scored by Marquis Garibay 2, Ernesto Ballesteros 1, Jordan Jasso 1, Braulio Martinez 1 and 1 assist, Tim Avila also had an assist.
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Braulio Martinez #10 tries to get the ball under control and keep it away from Bishop.
Braulio Martinez #10 tries to get the ball under control and keep it away from Bishop.
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Mike Watson makes the basket against L.A. Baptist. Watson had a great defense game with 7 rebounds. Highlights: Noah Aguirre had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals, Chris De La Paz had 9 points and 10 rebounds, and James Nelson had 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. According to Coach Sebek, Noah led the team offensively on 11 of 24 shooting and 3-4 from the line. Mike Watson played great defense and grabbed 7 rebounds. Chris De La Paz had a successful first game on varsity as a tenth grader. The team shot well from the free throw line, going 16 for 18. Fillmore beat L.A. 60-43 with an overall record of 6-8.
Mike Watson makes the basket against L.A. Baptist. Watson had a great defense game with 7 rebounds. Highlights: Noah Aguirre had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals, Chris De La Paz had 9 points and 10 rebounds, and James Nelson had 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. According to Coach Sebek, Noah led the team offensively on 11 of 24 shooting and 3-4 from the line. Mike Watson played great defense and grabbed 7 rebounds. Chris De La Paz had a successful first game on varsity as a tenth grader. The team shot well from the free throw line, going 16 for 18. Fillmore beat L.A. 60-43 with an overall record of 6-8.
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Rebecca Herrera jumps past Harts defense and makes the basket. Fillmore beat Hart 57-48
last Thursday January 8th.
Rebecca Herrera jumps past Harts defense and makes the basket. Fillmore beat Hart 57-48 last Thursday January 8th.
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Fillmore Youth Football & Cheer will be holding our board meeting on Wednesday, January 21st at 6:30 at the Fillmore Senior Center on Santa Clara Avenue. We will be electing a new board. Our Vice President, Secretary, Gold Coast Rep, Team Mom Rep, Asst. Equipment Manager and others are open positions! This is the time to come and get involved and make a difference. If you have any questions, please contact President, Royce Davis at 407-7302. Hope to see you there!

 
Mariah Perez
Mariah Perez

Coach Harry Burns has selected Mariah Rivas as player of the week. Mariah is the daughter of Denise and Henry
Rivas. Mariah is a 16 year old Junior at Fillmore High School. Mariah has been playing basketball for 9 years
and has been on Varsity since freshmen year. In the recently concluded Fillmore Tournament Mariah took over as the starting point guard because Rebecca Herrera had a sprained ankle and could not play until the last game
of the tournament. “Mariah did an excellent job filling in for Rebecca, and ran the offense flawlessly,” stated Coach Burns. For her strong effort she received All Tournament Honors. Mariah’s teammates affectionately call her
“Sharkbait” because she stands 5’3 inches tall and is the shortest member of the Lady Flashes basketball team.
Mariah says she loves being with her family of 3 sisters and 1 brother which give her lots of support. Next to her family Mariah says “Playing basketball is my number one passion.”

 
Noah Aguirre jumps through the defense for a basket. San Marcos defeated Fillmore. (Photos by David Watson)
Noah Aguirre jumps through the defense for a basket. San Marcos defeated Fillmore. (Photos by David Watson)
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Arlen Appenzeller tries to move around the defense last Friday. Also pictured Jesse Sanchez.
Arlen Appenzeller tries to move around the defense last Friday. Also pictured Jesse Sanchez.
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Mike Watson passes the ball to Noah Aguirre to avoid the block from San Marcos.
Mike Watson passes the ball to Noah Aguirre to avoid the block from San Marcos.
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Top Left to right: Coach Omero Martinez, Reylene Martinez, Ryan Nunez, Aviana Ramirez, Sarah Stewart, Shaelene Inda. Bottom Row Left to Right: Emma Couse, Bella Olivares, Maddie Charles, & Denise Santa Rosa. Congratulations Ayso Girls BLUE INFERNO for taking 4th place out of 25 teams from Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in 10&U AYSO Soccer, last weekend held in Camarillo. WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!!
Top Left to right: Coach Omero Martinez, Reylene Martinez, Ryan Nunez, Aviana Ramirez, Sarah Stewart, Shaelene Inda. Bottom Row Left to Right: Emma Couse, Bella Olivares, Maddie Charles, & Denise Santa Rosa. Congratulations Ayso Girls BLUE INFERNO for taking 4th place out of 25 teams from Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in 10&U AYSO Soccer, last weekend held in Camarillo. WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!!
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Aviana Ramirez #9 and Denise Santa Rosa #5 fight for the ball.
Aviana Ramirez #9 and Denise Santa Rosa #5 fight for the ball.
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Reylene Martinez throws the ball in during the game, this past weekend in Camarillo.
Reylene Martinez throws the ball in during the game, this past weekend in Camarillo.
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James Nelson makes his move towards the basket. The Flashes placed second in the Fillmore Tournament this past weekend. They beat Channel Islands and Carpinteria and lost to Oaks Christian.
James Nelson makes his move towards the basket. The Flashes placed second in the Fillmore Tournament this past weekend. They beat Channel Islands and Carpinteria and lost to Oaks Christian.
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Troy Hayes #23 jumps past the defense for a two point lay up, against the Channel Island Raiders.
Troy Hayes #23 jumps past the defense for a two point lay up, against the Channel Island Raiders.
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From left to right top row: Coach Joe Magana, Joseph Magana, Andres Andrade, Rodolfo Garza, Gerardo Rodriguez, Gilberto Magana, Asst. Coach Juan Magana and Juan Magana. Bottom Row: Andre Alvarez, Angel Figueroa, Pete Frias and Daniel Rojas. Congratulations to the U-12 Boys-Fillmore Crushers for placing 1st in the local Fillmore AYSO division and for placing 2nd this past weekend in the county Championship held in Camarillo they fought till the end but they lost to Santa Paula 7-6; overall record was 15-1. Top scorers Joseph Magana, Andres Andrade and Juan Magana. Now they will be representing Ventura/Santa Barbara County in the Section Playoffs in Bakersfield in March. Way to go boys and Good Luck!!!
From left to right top row: Coach Joe Magana, Joseph Magana, Andres Andrade, Rodolfo Garza, Gerardo Rodriguez, Gilberto Magana, Asst. Coach Juan Magana and Juan Magana. Bottom Row: Andre Alvarez, Angel Figueroa, Pete Frias and Daniel Rojas. Congratulations to the U-12 Boys-Fillmore Crushers for placing 1st in the local Fillmore AYSO division and for placing 2nd this past weekend in the county Championship held in Camarillo they fought till the end but they lost to Santa Paula 7-6; overall record was 15-1. Top scorers Joseph Magana, Andres Andrade and Juan Magana. Now they will be representing Ventura/Santa Barbara County in the Section Playoffs in Bakersfield in March. Way to go boys and Good Luck!!!
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Pictured above is the Fillmore Flashes football team: Back Row: Noah Aguirre, Brandon Barker, Victor Moreno, Kevin Brock, Mike Cervantes, Alberto Morales, Major Lee, Quinn Keller, Carson Lhotka, David Esquivel, Ricky Plazola, and Emilio Gomez. Third Row: Gerardo Alday, Jessie Sanchez, Bo Zinskey, Dylan Dawson, Coach Dave Wilde, Coach Matt Suttle, Head Coach Matt Dollar, Troy Eskridge, Coach Curtis Garner, Hector Munoz, Juan Carlos Toledo, Corey Cole, and Mike Vigil. Second Row: Anthony Cortez, Kelly Bullard, Paula Ruiz, Gabriel Manzano, Johnathan Munoz, Derek Luna, Ty Casey, Victor Gomez, Nathan Ibarra, Tate Suttle, Cody Jackson, and Christian Prado. Bottom Row: Anthony Edwards, Austin Davis, Anthony Solis, Ernie Holladay, Ralph Sandoval, Jose Estrada, Troy Hayes, Nick Paz, Rene Paz, Jose Rangel, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzales, and Zach Golson.

It’s been 36 years since the Fillmore Flashes went to the semi finals. They traveled to 29 Palms but were defeated 27-21, in what you might call one tough but well played game. The Flashes never gave up and fought until the very end. The Flashes ended their greatest season in the 86 year history of the program with a 10 and 3 record, 3343 yards rushing (school record) and 1419 yards passing (school record) for a grand total of 4762 yards of total offense (school record). The Flashes scored 443 points (school record); Nathan Ibarra set a school record with 72 completions out of 142 attempts for 1419 yards. Noah Aguirre set a school record with 30 receptions for 521 yards; Jose “Froggy” Estrada had 62 of 65 PAT attempts (school record). The defense had a total of 1029 tackles 59 for a loss, 18 sacks, 11 interceptions, and 14 fumble recoveries. Christian Prado had a school record 181 tackles 15 for a loss. According to Coach Dollar “ It was a great year for the Flashes, 29 Palms was a physical athletic team with the toughest defense we faced all year, it is a hard loss
for us but the team should be nothing but proud of their hard work and effort it was a privilege coaching them.”
Pictured above is the Fillmore Flashes football team: Back Row: Noah Aguirre, Brandon Barker, Victor Moreno, Kevin Brock, Mike Cervantes, Alberto Morales, Major Lee, Quinn Keller, Carson Lhotka, David Esquivel, Ricky Plazola, and Emilio Gomez. Third Row: Gerardo Alday, Jessie Sanchez, Bo Zinskey, Dylan Dawson, Coach Dave Wilde, Coach Matt Suttle, Head Coach Matt Dollar, Troy Eskridge, Coach Curtis Garner, Hector Munoz, Juan Carlos Toledo, Corey Cole, and Mike Vigil. Second Row: Anthony Cortez, Kelly Bullard, Paula Ruiz, Gabriel Manzano, Johnathan Munoz, Derek Luna, Ty Casey, Victor Gomez, Nathan Ibarra, Tate Suttle, Cody Jackson, and Christian Prado. Bottom Row: Anthony Edwards, Austin Davis, Anthony Solis, Ernie Holladay, Ralph Sandoval, Jose Estrada, Troy Hayes, Nick Paz, Rene Paz, Jose Rangel, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzales, and Zach Golson. It’s been 36 years since the Fillmore Flashes went to the semi finals. They traveled to 29 Palms but were defeated 27-21, in what you might call one tough but well played game. The Flashes never gave up and fought until the very end. The Flashes ended their greatest season in the 86 year history of the program with a 10 and 3 record, 3343 yards rushing (school record) and 1419 yards passing (school record) for a grand total of 4762 yards of total offense (school record). The Flashes scored 443 points (school record); Nathan Ibarra set a school record with 72 completions out of 142 attempts for 1419 yards. Noah Aguirre set a school record with 30 receptions for 521 yards; Jose “Froggy” Estrada had 62 of 65 PAT attempts (school record). The defense had a total of 1029 tackles 59 for a loss, 18 sacks, 11 interceptions, and 14 fumble recoveries. Christian Prado had a school record 181 tackles 15 for a loss. According to Coach Dollar “ It was a great year for the Flashes, 29 Palms was a physical athletic team with the toughest defense we faced all year, it is a hard loss for us but the team should be nothing but proud of their hard work and effort it was a privilege coaching them.”
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Noah Aguirre catches the ball in the air but is called out of bonds by the referee, on 4th down; there were
44 seconds left in the game. Aguirre also set a school record with 30 receptions for 521 yards.
Noah Aguirre catches the ball in the air but is called out of bonds by the referee, on 4th down; there were 44 seconds left in the game. Aguirre also set a school record with 30 receptions for 521 yards.
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Nick Paz #21 played a great game against 29 Palms last Saturday. Paz had 21 carries for 77 yards and an interception.
Nick Paz #21 played a great game against 29 Palms last Saturday. Paz had 21 carries for 77 yards and an interception.
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Ralph Sandoval tried to make his way through 29 Palms defense for some yardage. Sandoval had one touchdown in the game. Highlights - Nathan Ibarra was 9 of 20 for 200 yards and Christian Prado had 22 tackles in the first semifinals game since 1972..
Ralph Sandoval tried to make his way through 29 Palms defense for some yardage. Sandoval had one touchdown in the game. Highlights - Nathan Ibarra was 9 of 20 for 200 yards and Christian Prado had 22 tackles in the first semifinals game since 1972..
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Troy Hayes #4 and Jose “Froggy” Estrada #64 worked together to bring down 29 Palms runningback. Estrada broke a school record for 62 out of 65 PAT attempts.
Troy Hayes #4 and Jose “Froggy” Estrada #64 worked together to bring down 29 Palms runningback. Estrada broke a school record for 62 out of 65 PAT attempts.
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Pictured L-R: Mariah Rivas, Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, and Rebeca Herrera.
Pictured L-R: Mariah Rivas, Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, and Rebeca Herrera.
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The Lady Flashes Basketball Team won the Jolene Stethem Tournament for the fourth straight year. Led by tournament MVP Aimee Orozco, All-Tournament Selection Jillian Wilber, and All-Tournament Mariah Rivas filling in for injured Rebeca Herrera, the Lady Flashes completely dominated every team they faced. In the first game, they defeated Thacher School of Ojai 79-33, and then followed up by crushing Paraclete of Lancaster 78-8. The Flashes then defeated arch rival Santa Paula Cardinals 75-32 to move into the championship game against LA Baptist. In the championship game, the Lady Flashes and the LA Baptist Knights went at each other tenaciously for the first two minutes until the Fillmore five established their man-to-man dominance. The score at the end of the first quarter was 17-4 in favor of the Flashes. With Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, Kyla Hernandez, Jazzmin Galvez, and Rebeca Herrera along with Mariah Rivas, the Lady Flashes preceded to blow the Knights off the hardwood. The Fillmore girls completely dominated the LA Baptist Knights in all aspects of the game, wrapping up their fourth straight tournament championship with a score of 54-30. Aimee Orozco, Jillian Wilber, and Rebeca Herrera, who made the varsity as freshman, will go down in Fillmore basketball history as the only players to win four straight tournament championships. The championship game was rescheduled from 2:30 pm to 1:00 pm so the Lady Flashes could attend the CIF football game in Twentynine Palms. The Lady Flashes will now play away against large schools in Los Angeles until January 6th to prepare themselves for league and the CIF playoffs.

 
Nathan Ibarra #7 scores 1 of his 3 touchdowns against Brentwood. Photos by Mike Watson.
Nathan Ibarra #7 scores 1 of his 3 touchdowns against Brentwood. Photos by Mike Watson.
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Flashes advance to 3rd round CIF Playoffs - First time in 36 years
Nick Paz #21 makes a fantastic tackle against Brentwood. Paz has 176 yards rushing contributing to a team total of 412 yards of total offense.
Nick Paz #21 makes a fantastic tackle against Brentwood. Paz has 176 yards rushing contributing to a team total of 412 yards of total offense.
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Zach Golson #29 knocks down the pass in the end zone to cement the Flashes win. Fillmore beat Brentwood 21-14. According to Coach Dollar, “This is great for the team. They played one of the best games of the year for us; we haven’t been to the semi-fi nals since 1972”. Fillmore will meet up with Twentynine Palms (away) this Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Zach Golson #29 knocks down the pass in the end zone to cement the Flashes win. Fillmore beat Brentwood 21-14. According to Coach Dollar, “This is great for the team. They played one of the best games of the year for us; we haven’t been to the semi-fi nals since 1972”. Fillmore will meet up with Twentynine Palms (away) this Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
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Troy Hayes jumps up and intercepts the ball against Brentwood last Firiday. This interception was a key play in the 4th quarter.
Troy Hayes jumps up and intercepts the ball against Brentwood last Firiday. This interception was a key play in the 4th quarter.
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Jessie Sanchez #19 and Froggy Estrada #64 congratulate each other after their win over Brentwood.
Jessie Sanchez #19 and Froggy Estrada #64 congratulate each other after their win over Brentwood.
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Hernandez
Hernandez
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Morales
Morales
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