Central Union 42, Palo Verde Valley 14
BLYTHE — The Central Union High football team earned their first Imperial Valley League win of the year as they beat Palo Verde Valley High, 42-12, here Friday.
The Spartan running game was the story of the night as they contributed all six touchdowns allowing Central to score in every quarter of the contest.
Central junior Nick Ramirez led the way on the ground with 196 yards rushing on 16 carries and found the end zone three times.
Alen Pope averaged an astonishing 30 yards per carry and finished with 120 yards rushing on only four carries with two touchdowns and Jordan Ackie added the other touchdown and rushed seven times for 71 yards.
Central (3-4, 1-2 IVL) will play at Calexico at 7 p.m. Friday.
Mountain Empire 39, Calipatria 35
PINE VALLEY — The Calipatria High football team led for most of its Manzanita League game against Mountain Empire High but couldn’t hold on late as the Hornets lost 39-35 here Friday.
Heading into the fourth quarter the Hornets boasted a 35-14 lead but the Redhawks scored 25 unanswered points in the quarter to win the game.
Calipatria (3-5, 0-2 ML) will look to earn its first league win as they will host Crawford at 7 p.m. Friday in Calipatria.
Crawford 28, Holtville 0
SAN DIEGO — The Holtville High football team suffered another tough loss to Crawford High, 28-0, in a Manzanita League game here Friday.
The Vikings have had a tough year as they have only secured one win on the season, luckily for them their lone win came in a league game.
Holtville had no problem creating opportunities to score as the defense and special teams accounted for a blocked punt, a blocked field goal and two fumble recoveries.
Unfortunately, the Vikings offense couldn’t convert points in the defeat.
On defense for Holtville, Andrew Camacho and Andy Pascual tied with 10 total tackles.
Holtville (1-7, 1-1 ML) will look to make an impact in league play and on their season with a needed win over undefeated Vincent Memorial at 7 p.m. Friday in Holtville.