Balanced Offense Leads Paloma Valley Past Sultana, 44-13
David Solis rushed for 198 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Brent Boehm passed for 103 yards an...
Solis carried 18 times for the Wildcats, including a long gain of 80 yards and a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Paloma Valley (2-0) compiled 283 yard rushing and 386 yards total offense. On defense, the Wildcats held Sultana to just 54 yards passing and 194 yards overall.
Paloma Valley led 21-7 after one quarter, 28-7 at halftime and never looked back.
Boehm completed 8 of 15 passes for 103 yards, including touchdown passes of 16 and 15 yards to Ray Golden. Marshall Palmer, Salvador Garcia and Steven Mayo ran for touchdowns for the Wildcats.
Already leading 28-7 in the third quarter, Paloma Valley tacked on another touchdown following a Sultana fumble of the Wildcats' kickoff. London Miller of the Wildcats recovered the fumble at the Sultana 21-yard line and ran it in for the score. Diego Reutter's PAT kick made it 35-7.
After Mayo's touchdown and the PAT made it 42-13 in the fourth quarter, Paloma Valley added a safety when Sultana's Raul Perez fumbled a punt out of the end zone.
Linebacker Cody Lewis led the Paloma Valley defense with three solo tackles and 13 assists.
Paloma Valley is on the road again next Friday, playing a 7 p.m. game at West Valley High in Hemet.