Published November 8, 2014
The Golden Bears Trampled In the Second Half, Lose 53-14
Whatever Coach Coley Candaele said to his Broncos at halftime worked. Vista Murrieta just couldn’t get started offensively in a sloppy first half. The Golden Bears took advantage and scored early as quarterback Austin Fisher hooked up with Dominique Maiden in the end zone for the games first score.
On the Broncos first possession Vista Murrieta then methodically drove to the Temecula Valley one yard line. The Golden Bears goal line defense stiffened and the Broncos turned the ball over on downs. Trapped on their own one by the swarming Bronco defense, the Golden Bears could not move the ball. Temecula punted on fourth down and the Broncos were easily in position to score. Once again Temecula’s defense held, forcing a 30 yard field goal which was missed. Temecula Valley led 7-0.
The Broncos finally got on the board when Temecula fumbled and defensive back Brandon Worthy swooped it up and raced 26-yards into the end zone for a touchdown. The PAT was missed, and the Golden Bears still led the mighty Broncos 7-6 with six minutes to play until the half. Vista scored again late in the second quarter on Seth Acda’s 8-yard run to take the lead. The PAT was missed again and Vista Murrieta led 12-7 at the half.
“We had some choice words for them at halftime and they played a little more physical in the second half so we were able to put some more points on the board” said Coach Candaele “I was disappointed in our kids’ level of speed of play and physicality in the first half. It reminded me of game 1, and we’re at game 10.”
Vista Murrieta got things back on track in the second half. Quarterback Kyle Williams drove the Broncos downfield after second half kickoff. Williams hit Nate Kelly for a 33 yard touch down and it was back to normal for the Broncos. Vista Murrieta would score 41 points in the half to put the game away. Tito Feliciano, Cole Dubots and Acta each rushed for a touchdown. Dwayne Johnson intercepted a Fisher pass and scored.
The win was the 30th straight Southwestern League victory for Vista Murrieta. The Broncos are now 8-2 this season and ready for the CIF SS West Valley Division Playoffs. The playoff pairings will be announced Sunday.
The Golden Bears finally ended their “Home Away from Home” season and will be glad to get Temecula Valley next year, The Bears had their best seasons since 2006 when Bud Kane led them to a 6-3-1 record.