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High School Playoffs Heating Up

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By G. Montgomery
BVN Staff


John.W. North’s football team has scored 109 points in its two playoff contests.

The Huskies playoff run has taken on the look of the regular season.

J.W. North rolls over first and second round opponents on the way to a rematch with Centennial


North out-scored their opponents by an average of 35 points per game.

In two playoff games the only bump in an otherwise smooth road was first round opponent Temecula Valley.


Temecula Valley seemed to catch the Huskies off guard and surprise them by jumping out to a seven point lead early in the first and leading 13 - 3.

Temecula Valley was able to pull off a 68 yard scoring drive on North usually stingy defense.

With its precision offense Temecula Valley pushed the lead to 20 -13 and seemingly were about to accomplish something no other team had managed against the Huskies, taking a lead into half time.

One problem, there was 1:48 left in the first half and it was North’s ball.

Three plays and 13 seconds later North had scored a touchdown too.

Wide receiver E.J. Brown caught a pass over the muddle, shook off two defenders and dashed 52 yards. Josh Barnett added the two-point conversion to take the lead of 21-20 and denying Temecula Valley that small victory.

“Nobody seems to want to step up (and get us going”, said Brown “so I felt like I had to get us going”.

Temecula Valley’s outstanding junior quarterback Melvin Blackmon said, “They are a good team. We knew that we had to score 40 points to have a chance to win. We got a good start in the first half, but evidently we just didn’t want it bad enough”.


North must have solved their first half jitters during the weeks practice. They ran off 21 first quarter points and 21 in the second to lead Corona 42-0 at the half. The second and third string played most of the second half, with the final score 64-20. North will host Centennial on Friday night.


Playoff Schedule

Division 5

Corona Centennial @ J.W. North
Corona Santiago @ Norco

Division 8

Fontana Kaiser @Victorville Silverado
Phelan Serrano vs Ridgecrest Burroughs

High School Schedule

Girls Basketball

Brea Olinda tournament
--Canyon Springs, Perris
Hemet West Valley Tournament
--Hemet, Hemet West Valley
Woodbridge Tournament
--Norco

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