IMPERIAL – The Tigers of Imperial football squad sprinted past Palo Verde last night, winning their last game of the season with a dominating 62-3 score.Â Although the night started off promising for the Yellow Jackets of Palo Verde, netting a field goal on their first drive, the night belonged to Chris Carter, Royce Freeman, and Dajon Staton of Imperial.
Royce Freeman started the scoring for the Tigers, who needed only four points to become the CIF San Diego section leader in Most Career Points, which he did on a six yard touchdown run.
In back to back record-breaking weeks for Freeman, last week the total touchdown record,Â Freeman now has three career records in CIF San Diego section football: most carreer points, most career rushing yards, and most career touchdowns.
Freeman also added another touchdown run on the night, this one a thirty one yard sprint, giving him a season mark of thirty eight touchdowns and a career total of 108.Â Freeman finished the night with ten carries and 118 yards on the ground.
With Freemanâ€™s record now set, it was Chris Carterâ€™s turn for a record setting night as he was over two hundred yards shy of the imperial Tiger record for most career passing yards.Â He topped the night with 239 passing yards on nineteen completions on thirty attempts.Â The record setting pass – a fifteen yard completion to Carlos Villanueva.
Carter threw for four touchdowns, with three of those being to his career favorite target, Dajon Staton.Â Touchdowns of four, eleven, and sixteen yards all came from the Carter to Staton combo.Â Carter also threw a sixteen yard touchdown pass to Austyn Smyth which added nine carries for eighty three yards and a touchdown.
Also setting a record on the night was Dajon Staton, whose ten receptions were the most any Tiger had in one game.Â He ended the night with 10 receptions 138 yards and two touchdowns.
With the win, the Imperial Tigers stamped their name as the 2013 IVL Champions posting an undefeated record of 10-0 for the season.Â Only being a part of IVL for five years the Tigers have already won it twice.
As IVL Champions, the Tigers head into the playoffs, though a long shot for a bye next week, they are at least guaranteed a home game in the first round of the playoffs.Â Being seeded sixth going into the game against Palo Verde they would need to jump up two spots to fourth for the bye.
â€œNo matter what happens weâ€™ll go play anybody, anywhere, anytime, on Friday night, it makes no difference to us because we just want to play football,â€ said Tiger Head Coach Kerry Legarra after the win over Palo Verde.
Tiger Town get ready, because playoff time has arrived and this Tiger squad looks hungry and ready to take San Diego by Storm.