Tigers overcome slow start to best ’Jackets 34-13

Imperial's Joey Ramos (5) plants Palo Verde's Brandon Machado into the turf while running back a punt in the Tigers' 34-13 win over the Yellowjackets at Shimatmoto-Simpson Stadium on Friday. PHOTO AARON BODUS

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.

That statistic hasn’t changed. The Yellowjackets (and some yellow flags) made a game show of trying to impede the Tigers, but despite drawing first blood, at the end of the day they just couldn’t hack it as Imperial overcame a slow-ish start to post a 34-13 win on senior night.

Sports Editor Aaron Bodus can be reached at abodus@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3434.

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