Wolverines Hold On Late to Stop Rams

Photo by Wade Byers
Photo by Wade Byers

Siante Bellanfant's interception with 46 seconds remaining clinched a .500 season for the San Bernardino Valley College football team, as they knocked off Victor Valley College 29-22 Saturday night at SBVC Stadium.

The Wolverines had a 22-14 lead at the half, and were up by two to start the fourth quarter. After the Wolverines snapped the ball out of the end zone on the second play of the fourth quarter, giving the Rams the tying two points, both teams battled for the go-ahead score in the fourth.

With just over nine minutes to go, quarterback Alex Lewis connected with Kellen Pachot over the middle. Pachot made a move, dodged two tacklers and ran into the end zone for a 54-yard touchdown play. Humberto Ramirez kicked the extra point to give the Wolverines a 29-22 lead.

From there, the teams traded chances, but four of the last five drives ended in turnovers, with Bellanfant's pick sealing the deal.

Victor Valley opened the scoring on the first play of the second quarter, as quarterback Trey Cox hit Brayon Williams on a 8-yard scoring play, giving the Rams a 7-0 lead.

But the Wolverines scored on its next three drives. Lewis hit Brian Boyd Jr. for a 6-yard score on the ensuing drive. Holder Dominic Young had troubles with the PAT snap, picked the ball up and ran it into the corner of the end zone to give the Wolverines an 8-7 lead.

After a hold, San Bernardino Valley marched 87 yards in eight plays over 4:07. Lewis capped off the drive hitting Rheji Seay on a 33-yard touchdown pass. The extra point extended the lead to 15-7.

Kindrick Haynes intercepted Cox on the next possession, returning the ball to the Rams' 18. On the next play, Lewis connected with Brandin McDowell to give San Bernardino Valley a 22-7 lead.

In all, Lewis was 24-of-35 for 409 yards and the four touchdown passes, throwing one interception. On the other side of the ball, Cox was 23-of-41 for 298 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Each team turned the ball over four times.

San Bernardino Valley closes out its season at 1 p.m. next Saturday at Mt. San Jacinto College.