Vikings survive late scare, edge Salvatierra

Holtville High’s Jose Devoux runs the ball as a Instituto Salvatierra defensemen attempts at a take down during a non-conference football game on Friday in Holtville. SERGIO BASTIDAS PHOTO 

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.

But more telling was the third quarter, when Devoux sat out due to injury. The Holtville offense fumbled twice and saw Salvatierra cut the lead to 24-21, and turn a potential blowout win into a nail-biter.

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