CALIPATRIA — Let’s start with something positive: The Axe Game trophy is a nifty piece of woodwork. It’s got honest-to-goodness craftsmanship written all over it. It’s rugged and it’s right.
HOLTVILLE — It’s no secret that the local gridiron scene has been sorely lacking for engaging, competitive games this season. There have been a few nip-and-tuck contests, but they’ve been mostly buried under a deluge of crooked numbers.
SAN DIEGO — Who will save the Manzanita League from the Holtville Vikings? That’s the question that’s got to be on everyone’s mind after the Vikes’ latest smash-em-up effort.
CALEXICO — Late in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game between Holtville and Calexico Highs, the Vikings held an insurmountable 40-0 lead (in a game they would win 40-0), the clock was winding down, and Holtville head coach Jason Turner was mildly agitated.
CALEXICO — The Calexico Bulldogs have been saving a lot of wear-and-tear on the team bus so far this season. Here it is, Week 6 already, and the Bulldogs have left the county all of one time — for their season-opener versus Kearny.
HOLTVILLE — While 200-plus yard games have become somewhat the norm for Holtville High junior running back Jose Devoux, a 300-yard rushing game just might be something to brag about.
HOLTVILLE — Last year the football teams from Holtville and Imperial high schools met for the first time in a decade, renewing (for at least the length of a two-game contract) an ancient rivalry — known popularly as the IV Classic — sundered when the Tigers jumped the Desert League in 2009 t…
HOLTVILLE — There’s no doubt who the straw is that stirs the drink for the Holtville High School football team. Vikings’ junior running back Jose Devoux racked up 220 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns in their 32-28 nonleague win over Instituto Salvatierra of Mexicali here 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 — 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.
HOLTVILLE — The Holtville High football team closed its non-league schedule with a hard-fought 21-18 victory over Southwest San Diego at Birger Field here on Friday night.
Week four of the non-conference football season was pretty kind to the Imperial Valley, with local teams finishing the weekend with a record of 5-2.
HOLTVILLE — For the second consecutive week, the Yuma Criminals found themselves in the Imperial Valley on a balmy Friday evening facing off against a team out of the Manzanita League.
IMPERIAL — The Imperial High and Holtville High football teams began a rivalry in 1940. Dubbed the Imperial Valley Classic, the rivalry was renewed after a 10-year hiatus on Friday with the Tigers cruising to a dominating, 46-0, victory.