SAN JOSE – Branham sophomore Cameron Rynhard rushed for 127 of his 132 yards within the second half, together with three touchdowns, because the Bruins held off the host Willow Glen forty one-35.
Teammate Nolan Gallagher gained 112 of his 128 yards dashing within the first half, together with a sixty eight-yard landing run to open the sport’s scoring. However the senior missed a majority of the second half with a shoulder damage, and the Bruins wanted somebody to hold the ball and transfer the chains for first downs throughout that span.
Rynhard gained sixty three yards on eight carries within the third quarter, together with a 26-yard landing run. Within the fourth quarter, Rynhard gained sixty four yards on 9 carries, together with scoring runs of 15 and sixteen yards.
“As soon as he went down, I knew I needed to step up for him,” Rynhard stated about Gallagher. “When a brother goes down, you need to decide him up.”
Branham (three-1, 1-zero Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa Division) opened the scoring within the second half with a 26-yard landing cross from Tanner Scattini to Kyle Loeffler. The duo additionally mixed for a forty two-yard landing move within the second quarter as Branham led 14-7 at halftime.
However Willow Glen (2-2, zero-1) matched Branham rating for rating within the second half, tallying 28 factors to the Bruins’ 27.
With 1 minute, 9 seconds left within the recreation, Willow Glen quarterback Lorenzo Gayles related with Connell Ryans for an eight-yard landing cross, then Gayles discovered Gilbert Pizarro for a two-level conversion cross to slender the rating to forty one-35.
A ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful for Willow Glen, nevertheless, and Branham rushed for 19 yards on three carries earlier than kneeling on the ultimate play of the sport.
Gayles accomplished 14 of his 26 passes for 195 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Teammate Waking Bailey rushed for a staff-excessive 108 yards on 9 carries and had a fifty nine-yard landing run within the fourth quarter. Jacob Soria had three catches for eighty five yards, together with a sixty five-yard landing seize, for Willow Glen.
Scattini accomplished six of his 12 passes for 103 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Loeffler had 4 catches for ninety four yards and two touchdowns.