BORON — The Boron Bobcats took down the Kern Valley Broncs in a true knock-down, drag-out fight with a football game tossed in last Friday night in Boron.
The rivals met for a conference game and, in between battles on the field, played one. Coach Kostopolous and company came for a win and weren’t shy about it, putting up 8 unanswered points in the first quarter and grabbing the momentum with 6 minutes left in the quarter.
Kern Valley came back in the second with 7 of their own in a quarter that had the officials wearing their flags out on both sides of the ball. That only got worse as the game progressed, with one Kern Valley player being ejected before halftime. Halftime didn’t end the problem.
Coming back in the third, the game really took a turn for the worse as Boron steamed ahead of the Broncs, adding 3 more touchdowns and 20 more points to the Broncs’ 7. In that quarter several players were penalized, mostly on the Broncs side of the ball, with two more being ejected, and a couple Bobcats getting a serious earful from the coach for their part.
It was a foul-fest for the rest of the third and into the fourth quarter. Kern Valley did manage to come back and score one more touchdown to bring them within one score of catching the Bobcats, but the final score was Boron 28, Kern Valley 21. Boron will next play Bishop Union in Boron Friday the 19th at 7 p.m. in conference play.
The Mojave Mustangs machine rolled out to Lone Pine last Friday to overwhelm the Golden Eagles 85-14 in a standard fare slaughter by Coach Achziger’s Mighty Mustangs. The Mustangs’ next victim will be the Mammoth Huskies in Mojave on the 26th at 7 p.m. The Stangs’ record now: a perfect 6-0, and 2-0 in league games.
The Rosamond Roadrunners took a loss to the Bishop Union Broncos in Bishop last Friday night 59-24 in conference play. That brings Coach Schank’s Runners to a season record of 2-6, and 0-2 in league play. The Roadrunners will next face off against the Cal City Ravens, who are perpetually on the road this season as their home field gets sorted out.
The two teams are slated to play in Mojave for the game that will be considered Cal City’s Homecoming game on Saturday night Oct. 20. Check with your local school by Friday to verify game site, and be there for what will certainly be a good game as Coach Sherman’s Ravens roll on with their 4-3, and 2-0 record for the season.
Speaking of Cal City, the Ravens did play last Friday night against the Brentwood School of Los Angeles, at least for a little while. The Eagles held a 7-0 lead over the Ravens with 2:33 left in the first quarter when storms that passed through that area caused a lightning delay. The lightning strikes in the area kept coming for more than an hour, so the game was canceled. It will not be rescheduled.
The Desert Scorpions of Edwards Air Force Base also took a loss in Trona to the Tornadoes last Friday in conference play, which now leaves the Scorps with a season record of 2-5. The Scorpions will next face off against the Coast Union Broncos in Cambria. on the 19th. Game time is 7 p.m.
Coast Union had a rough beginning of the season, losing the first five games, though each loss was progressively closer. Then in the past two weeks, the Broncos have taken advantage of playing two of the lowest-rated teams in California. Coast Union beat Cuyama Valley 43-12 last week — the Bears are ranked 97th of 108 8-man teams in the state — a week after beating last-ranked Maricopa 104-0. With a 2-5 record, the Broncos have outscored their opponents 278-261.