Published November 8, 2014
The Wolfpack’s Brandon Presley Sets Inland Empire Record for Career Touchdown Receptions
Great Oak beat Murrieta Valley Friday night 49-23 to clinch second place in the Southwestern League and a guaranteed CIF SS playoff spot. The evening was made even more special as the Wolfpack’s Brandon Presley set an Inland Empire Record for career touchdown receptions with 39.
The Nighthawks were in a must win situation and put it all on the line against Great Oak. A victory would have given Murrieta Valley a second place finish and a trip to the playoffs. They stayed close for a quarter and a half when the Wolfpack exploded for 21 points and put the game away.
Great Oak’s Demetric Felton bounced off and out of a pack of Murrieta Valley defenders and raced 78 yards into the end zone. Felton finished with 233 yards in 17 carries with three total touchdowns.
Nick Fisher intercepted Nighthawk quarterback Max Maitland’s pass on the next set of downs to set up Presley’s first of three touchdown passes of the game. Wolfpack quarterback Laquan Williams gained 249 total yards and threw touchdown passes against the Nighthawks.
The Wolfpack outscored the Nighthawks 21-14 in the second half and the game ended 49-23 as Murrieta Valley’s season came to an abrupt end. Great Oak will move on to CIF SS West Valley Division Playoffs.
CIF SS Inland Division Playoff brackets, dates and times will be announced Sunday.