Paloma Valley Cruises Past San Bernardino in Opener, 54-6
David Solis drags a defender across the goal line for a touchdown in the first quarter. Paloma Valle...
|David Solis drags a defender across the goal line for a touchdown in the first quarter.|
Paloma Valley rolled up 467 yards total offense, even while playing reserves for much of the second half. The Wildcats defense was solid as well, limiting San Bernardino to 36 yards rushing for the entire game. PV led 40-0 at halftime and cruised to victory.
Junior quarterback Brent Boehm and his wide receivers had no problem penetrating the San Bernardino defense with their passing attack. Boehm completed 12 of 22 passes for 175 yards and five touchdowns. Two of them were caught by Marcus Page, who had 99 yards in receptions and two interceptions on defense.
The Wildcats scored on each of their first four possessions and led 33-0 early in the second quarter.
"In a game like this, you struggle with how to play it out the right way," said Paloma Valley coach Bert Esposito. "You try to get in as many guys as you can and still maintain your momentum."
Esposito was pleased with the play of his offensive and defensive starters, including running back David Solis, who rushed for 96 yards and a touchdown even though he was nursing a slight injury.
"We almost held David out tonight, but he got in some good playing time and he looked good," Esposito said. "Brent struggled a little with his accuracy and was throwing off his back foot a bit, but overall the guys played well."
|The 2012 Paloma Valley High varsity football team runs onto the field for its season opener.|