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Duarte Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

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Duarte’s Jordan Johnson.

by Steven Mercado

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The official playoffs don’t start until the middle of November, but for the Duarte Falcons the playoffs have started now. Knowing that one more loss would mean curtains for the 2013 season, they jumped to an early lead and held on for a 20-15 victory over the Sierra Vista Dons on Friday night at Sierra Vista High School.

The Falcons Jordan Johnson rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries to lead his team. The Dons Justin Torres matched him with a pair of scores and 157 yards on 27 attempts.

“We really hung our offense on our big guy Angel Villanueva and ran behind him. He was a force against Sierra Vista and that’s what helped us get the victory,” Duarte HC Jason Martin said about his offensive lineman. “This was a tough fight for us, we pulled together as a team, we had some key players go down throughout the game, we got banged up this game, but our second and third team guys stepped up real big for us.”

Falcons wide receiver Darryl Robinson added to his team’s scoring with a 35-yard touchdown reception late in the first half.

Torres scored both of Sierra Vista’s touchdowns in the second half.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Duarte Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive