Tigers’ season ends in 1st-round loss

Imperial's Joey Ramos cuts upfield on a punt return during the Tigers' game against Palo Verde on Nov. 1. Ramos was a steady touchdown producer for the Tigers all year but was kept off the board in Imperial's first round playoff loss to Mater Dei Catholic on Friday. PHOTO AARON BODUS

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.

Going up against the Mater Dei Catholic Crusaders in the first round of the CIF-SDS Division III playoffs, the talented Tigers had some definite highlights, but they ultimately weren’t enough but they were more than counterbalanced by their gaffes in a 33-19 defeat.

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

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