IMPERIAL — It looks like fourth time’s the charm for the Imperial Tigers.

After losing fiercely contested, one-score games in three out of their first four weeks this year, the Tigers finally finished on the right side of a dogfight, riding the talents of the schools’ all-time leading receiver Joey Ramos (nine receptions, 112 yards, two TDs) and a defense that seemed to be at its best precisely when its best was most desperately needed to topple the Monte Vista Monarchs 26-25 here on Friday.

Sports Editor Aaron Bodus can be reached at or 760-337-3434.

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