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Opportunistic Bonita JVs Run, Pass and Kick Their Way to 30-6 Win Over Panthers

September 21, 2017
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Andrew Garcia turns the corner and looks to score.

LA VERNE, California, September 21, 2017 — If you want to be successful in this world, you have to take advantage of the opportunities that are handed, kicked, thrown or fumbled your way, and on Thursday afternoon at Glenn Davis Stadium, the Bonita Junior Varsity football team showed just how opportunistic they were,  scoring on series of Diamond Ranch miscues and blunders to defeat the Panthers 30-6.

 

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Both teams played to a stalemate in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Bonita’s Andrew Garcia had a 16-yard carry before he was stopped just short of the goal line. On the next four consecutive plays, Bonita tried to pound the ball into the end zone without success, leaving Diamond Ranch to take over on its own two-inch line.

 

But Diamond Ranch had troubles of its own before Bonita regained the ball at the Panthers 14 yard line with 4:39 left in the half. Finally, on third-and-one at the Panthers’ 5-yard line, Stephen Bustos punched it in, giving Bonita a 6-0 lead.

 

Seth Broussard played well in crunch time.

Bonita, however, wasn’t content with its one-touchdown lead. With the clock expiring before the half, Bonita quarterback Seth Broussard connected with a leaping Jarratt Dance Kelly who snatched the ball out of the air and legged out the rest of the yardage for a 60-yard scoring pass. After the extra point, Bonita took a comfortable 13-0 lead into the locker room.

 

But in the third, Bonita was unstoppable, partly because Diamond Ranch kept stopping itself. First it was Bonita’ Angel Huipio recovering a fumble deep in Diamond Ranch territory. Although Bonita was kept out of the end zone, Robert Wences booted a 30-yard field goal to give Bonita a 16-0 lead.

 

Bonita would quickly take over again, when Justin Ornelas picked off a pass to set the Bearcats up on the Panthers’ 19-yard line. After one first down, Broussard found Austin Brooks in the end zone for a 9-yard scoring pass. After the extra point, Bonita led 23-0.

 

Jarratt Dance Kelly pulled off a stunning touchdown right before the close of the first half.

The Bonita defense held again and forced the Panthers to punt, but the punt traveled backwards, giving the Bearcats great field position on the Panthers’ 32-yard line. Moments later, Broussard hooked up with Aaron Renfro, who faked an inside move before breaking to the corner of the end zone where Broussard’s perfectly thrown pass was waiting. After the extra point, the Bearcats led 30-0.

 

The Panthers finally got on the board midway through the fourth quarter, but their own mistakes, which included four snaps that sailed over the quarterback’s outstretched arms, coupled with Bonita’s opportunistic play, were too much for Diamond Ranch to overcome.

 

With the win, Bonita improved its record to a perfect 5-0 and vowed to take advantage of all future opportunities headed its way.

 

Mitchell Pike coaches the undefeated Bonita JVs.

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The Bonita junior varsity gave the cheer team lots to smile about!

 

Gavin Nesmith, No. 68, and Isaac Vasquez, No. 64, brought the heat all afternoon.

Nick Tomlinson, who had a fine game, gets a slap on the numbers from his appreciative teammate.

Seth Broussard had a strong second half.

Leo Flores played quarterback in the fourth quarter.

Mitchell Pike coaches the undefeated team.

A smile will take you a mile.

The Bonita cheer was steady from start to finish.

To be a great team you have to stand on the shoulders of others.

The cheer team dazzled with their half-time show.

Yearbook staffers Kyle Nixon, Emily Hunter, Katelyn Peterson, and Emma Brazzill were on hand to capture all the action. They, however, would not reveal the Class of 2018’s yearbook theme.

Stephen Bustos was a hard man to contain on Thursday.

 

An injury hasn’t kept Amareyna Markossian from supporting her team while she heals. When she’s not playing football, she’s competing on the swim team, the true definition of an outstanding student athlete.

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