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.
“The kids really don’t know about it. But the parents know. The towns know. The fire will be re-lit on Friday” — Holtville High Coach Jason Turner on the resumption of the IV Classic.
We’re in the thick of it now. Football season is well and truly upon us, and you can feel it. There’s a little extra something in the air, a nose-tickling crackle of ambient electricity. We’ve put to bed the question of how to fill up those lazy Friday evenings and busted our portable seat c…
HOLTVILLE — The Holtville High School football team came out firing on all cylinders in its season-opener here on Thursday, jumping on Salvatierra Prep of Mexicali, 28-0, in the opening quarter en route to a, 54-34, nonleague victory.
HOLTVILLE — Despite a strong start to take a three-score lead in the first half, the Vincent Memorial High School football team only just escaped a second-half rally by Holtville High School to secure a crucial 27-20 Manzanita League victory here on Friday night.
HOLTVILLE — After more than a month without a home game, Holtville High School’s football team returned to Birger Field and opened Manzanita League action with a 14-10 win over Mt. Empire High School of Pine Valley on Friday here.
HOLTVILLE — Two big passing plays proved to be the difference as the Palo Verde High football team of Blythe defeated Holtville, 22-15, in a nonleague contest here Friday.
CALIPATRIA — With neither football team bound for the CIF-San Diego Section Division V playoffs, the annual Axe Game rivalry matchup between Holtville and Calipatria got off to an electric start as the Vikings retained the axe with a 14-7 victory at Veterans’ Field here on Friday.
In addition to the Bell Game, Friday will also see the clash of the annual Axe Game set to be played at Calipatria High School’s Veterans’ Field this year.