Playing in Blythe on Friday, the Imperial Football Tigers nearly erased Palo Verde Valley High from existence, defeating the thoroughly Yellowjackets by a score of 61-0.
BRAWLEY — While the Central Union High School football team’s offense has garnered accolades all season, blistering teams to the tune of 44 points per game, it was the Spartans’ defense that delivered the big plays against rival Brawley on Friday.
HOLTVILLE — In 2017 the Holtville Vikings defeated the Calipatria Hornets in a tension-filled 27-20 bout to snatch back the coveted Axe after having fumbled it away the year prior.
EL CENTRO — For those looking for counterprogramming on a pigskin-packed Friday evening, the No. 1 event on offer was to be found in the Southwest High School gymnasium, where the Eagles’ squared off against the Conquistadors of Serra High in a CIF-SDS Division III volleyball quarterfinal matchup.
CALEXICO — While the Southwest High or Calexico High football team didn’t have a Bell Game trophy, Imperial Valley League title or CIF playoff hopes at stake, both teams played with pride Friday night in a game that was competitive until the final quarter.
EL CENTRO — Imperial High School senior quarterback Santiago De La Torre celebrated his 18th birthday Friday and gave himself a night to remember as the Tigers delivered a 49-7 victory over Southwest at Eagle Field.
CALIPATRIA — Homecoming night for the Calipatria High football team was spoiled as they suffered a tough loss against Mountain Empire High, 31-13, on Friday at Veterans’ Field.
EL CENTRO — After staving off defeat by the barest of inches last week in Imperial, the Central Union Spartans made it clear that they were in no mood for an encore during this Friday’s Homecoming against the Palo Verde Yellowjackets.
EL CENTRO — Entering the 2018 season the best and most useful implement in the prognosticator’s tool belt when it came to the Manzanita League was undoubtedly the question mark.
They say a win is a win, and if that’s true, congratulations are in order for the Vincent Memorial Scots, who padded their record this past weekend at the expense of Escondido Charter.
What a difference seven days can make. At this time last week, no fewer than five of the Imperial Valley League’s six teams had winning records, and now, as if by finger snap, the field’s been whittled down to two.
EL CENTRO — The Southwest Eagles are no pushovers; that much has to be said. This year’s incarnation might not match up well with the juggernauts of yester (read: last) year, but they’re not about to up and wither on the vine, either.