The Napa Indians and Vacaville Bulldogs have a lot on the line for this game as this determines who makes the playoffs. As fans pack the stands, at the gorgeous Memorial Stadium we are ready for kickoff.
The scoring started off in the first quarter when Vacaville’s Curtis Goins ran it in from 3 yards out. Alberto Escobedo added the extra point to put the Bulldogs up 7-0. Later in the first, Goins capped off another Bulldog drive with a 1-yard plunge. Escobedo added another extra point and the Bulldogs increased their lead to 14-0. Napa finally got on the score board in the 2nd quarter on a Zack Jones rushing touchdown to bring the Indians within 7. The Bulldgos answered late in the half when Nic Ardave connected with Jeremy Sweany for a 5-yard touchdown pass. The teams entered halftime with Vacaville leading, 21-7.
The teams came out of haltime with defense on their minds. The third quarter saw a lot of traded possessions as each team could not find the endzone. Vacaville started the 4th quarter off with a long Jacob Te’o rushing touchdown. Te’o ran it in from 38 yards out to put the Bulldogs up 28-7 with 11 minutes to go in the 4th. The Bulldogs pulled out some trickery later in the quarter as they scored on a hook n’ ladder play. Connor Kannelis got credit for the 69-yard touchdown pass from Ardave. Napa scored again late in the 4th on a
pass from Manny Aguirre to Austin Aaron, but it was too little too late as the Bulldogs pull off the 35-14 win. With the win, the Bulldogs clinched a playoff berth.
Vacaville’s Curtis Goins received the game’s MVP honors.
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