Giants Tower Over Bear Cubs in Overtime

With mere seconds on the clock Quarterback Gus Villareal successfully threw a game saving touchdown to tie up the 4th quarter . He would then go on to lead the Giants to victory in overtime against Santa Rosa Bear Cubs on Sept. 28th.

Demetrios Turk

With mere seconds on the clock Quarterback Gus Villareal successfully threw a game saving touchdown to tie up the 4th quarter . He would then go on to lead the Giants to victory in overtime against Santa Rosa Bear Cubs on Sept. 28th.

Demetrios Turk, Opinion Editor

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Another overtime thriller at the Mineral King Bowl, the second in two games this season at home.

The (0-4) Santa Rosa Bear Cubs visited the, now, (3-1) College of Sequoias Giants on Saturday for a game under the lights.

The game started slow, and the Giants second Quarter mistakes almost cost them the game.

Gus Villareal threw an interception that was returned by the Bear Cubs for a touchdown, and later in the second quarter the Giants fumbled the ball and it was returned for a touchdown by the Bear Cubs all between field goals by both teams, and the game was 17-3 Santa Rosa at halftime.

The third quarter was quiet. No team was able to gain an edge and no scores occurred.

The fourth quarter, the Giants were able to gain some momentum, scoring 14 points in the quarter.

Running Back Devonte Green scored on a 9-yard-run with about nine minutes left in the quarter to cut the lead to seven, 17-10.

With thirty seconds left, Quarterback Gus Villareal threw a nine yard back shoulder fade to Sergio Pena to force overtime at 17-17.

In overtime, the defense made the Bear Cubs go backwards and they kicked a forty-four yard field goal to take the lead 20-17.

Earlier in the game, the Giants ran a reverse play, the Quarterback handed it to a receiver coming across in motion and that receiver pitches it to the far receiver and it went for a pretty good gain.

On the first play of overtime, they went back to this play, with a twist.

The Giants faked the reverse, and sent Bryson Allen on a post route that fooled the defense for a twenty-five-yard walk off touchdown. The Giants won the game 23-20.

Before the start of the fourth quarter, an official asked Bryson Allen if he had ever scored a game winning touchdown. Allen answered no, and the official said that he might get the chance today, and he did.

The Giants head on the road next Saturday to play Shasta Knights. Kickoff will be at 1p.m.

 

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