Palm Springs held its first half lead, as it exchanged touchdowns with Serrano in the second half to win 24-14. Junior running back Nephi Garcia scored each one of the Indians’ 24 points, adding a 54-yard touchdown run and extra point to his two touchdowns, two extra points and two field goals in the first half.
Dionza Bradford rushed 21 times for 101 yards and a touchdown and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Joey Peterson in the fourth quarter for Serrano. Peterson completed 13 of 25 passes for 136 yards, a touchdown and an interception to, you guessed it, Garcia.
Here some stats:
Total yards: Serrano 236, Palm Springs 275
Rushes-yards: Serrano 32-100, Palm Springs 41-214
Passing yards: Serrano 136, Palm Springs 61
Att-Com-Int: Serrano 13-25-1, Palm Springs 4-10-2
Turnovers: Serrano 2, Palm Springs 2
Penalties-Yards: Serrano 6-45, Palm Springs 6-39
Serrano: Joey Peterson 13-25-1-136
Palm Springs: Michael Karls 4-9-2-61
Serrano: Dionza Bradford 21-101, Jeremy Delacruz 4-18
Palm Springs: Nephi Garcia 13-108, Karls 21-68, Evan Williams 5-39
Serrano: Jerry Devora 4-59, Seth Tate 3-30, Bradford 2-23
Palm Springs: Garcia 3-59