CHULA VISTA — The Imperial Tigers ended their 2019 football season much as they began it on Friday night: losing a tough game to a quality opponent, with untimely turnovers and broken plays playing a major role.
IMPERIAL — Prior to Friday night’s regular season finale here at Shimamoto-Simpson Stadium, the Palo Verde Yellowjackets had beaten the Imperial Tigers just two times since the latter joined the IVL back in 2009 — that first year, and again in 2010.
IMPERIAL — Slow starts and inefficient red zone possessions have troubled the Imperial High School football team this season, but there were no such problems on Friday here as the Tigers walloped Southwest, 49-0, in an Imperial Valley League matchup.
EL CENTRO — Central Union High School’s high-powered offense deservedly gets a lot of publicity, but championships are won with defense and the Spartans delivered a defensive masterpiece against Imperial at Cal Jones Field here on Friday.
IMPERIAL — A familiar script played out here at Shimamoto-Simpson Stadium on Friday night. The Calexico Bulldogs played an Imperial Valley League opponent, and they were solidly thumped. This time it was the hometown Tigers who gave the Bulldogs the business, lighting them up in every phase …
BRAWLEY — If Imperial Valley League teams didn’t know about Brawley Union High’s freshman quarterback Ethan Gutierrez before Friday, they certainly know about him now.
BRAWLEY — With as many ups and downs as the teams that make up the Imperial Valley League have had this football season, it’s easy enough for an essential fact to go by the wayside: They’re all still basically 0-0.
IMPERIAL — Although the Imperial Tigers are 1-3, with more losses than any local team this side of Calipatria, it’s still possible they just might be the best team in the Imperial Valley League.
IMPERIAL — The Imperial High football team had its 2019 home opener spoiled by the Gila Ridge Hawks, who held off the Tigers late in the fourth quarter to return to Yuma with a 37-34 victory here on Friday night.
For those preoccupied this past weekend with travel, barbecues and Labor Day sales, not to mention the surprising news that Central Union High School’s next game will be played in Texas, it was actually a pretty solid week on the gridiron for our local teams.
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…
YUMA — Imperial head coach Kerry Legarra knows why his Tigers fell short in their season-opener against Cibola High here on Friday: “We just gave up 21 points too soon,” he said referring to the 21-7 hole his team found itself in before the first quarter was up.
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.
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.
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.