Last year the historic Key Game between the cross-town rivals was possibly the most memorable ever. A back-and-forth battle seemingly had the teams in a stalemate, before Hesperia strung together a late game-clinching drive that culminated in a touchdown in the final seconds, lifting the Scorpions to a one-point victory. The win allowed Hesperia to keep the coveted City Key in black and gold for a third straight year and placed them only two games behind Sultana in all-time head to head record. You can be assured that the Key Game remains circled on every player’s calendar. Regardless of record, the September 30th matchup between the Sultans and Scorpions will be the most exciting game of the season.
It was a close game and a packed house tonight in California! The first quarter ended with the score tied up at 21-21. The Sultans scored again in the 2nd quarter, gaining the lead 28-21. The Scorpions struck back and tied the game 28-28 in the 3rd quarter. In the last quarter of the game, both teams put points on the board putting the fans on the edge of their seats. The Scorpions claimed the victory with a final score of 35-34.