Defense Holds Firm As Wolverines Move to 2-0

Defense Holds Firm As Wolverines Move to 2-0

The San Bernardino Valley College football team overcame a slow offensive start to roll to a 35-13 victory at Santa Barbara City College.

SBVC is now 2-0 on the season.

The Wolverines were down 13-10 at halftime, but the Wolverines' defense opened the second half holding the Vaqueros to a quick three-and-punt drive, giving SBVC the ball at its own 38-yard-line. It only took six plays and 1:28 for the Wolverines to march down the field, ending with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Armando Herrera to CJ Harris to gvie SBVC its first lead of the game at 17-13.

After another three-and-punt drive from Santa Barbara, the Wolverines went 51 yards in 1:59, with Herrera finding DeJuan Moon for a 14-yard score to make it 23-13.

Meanwhile, the Wolverines' defense was taking the game to the Vaqueros. SBVC held Santa Barbara to only 119 yards of total offense, as they sacked quarterback Gerald Hickson nine times for 63 yards in losses. Nijel Lockett was credited with 3.5 sacks, and four tackles for losses overall. Jeffrey James led the team with 12 tackles. The defense also held Santa Barbara to only two field goals in the game, as the Vaqueros' only touchdown came on a 9-yard interception return by Lucas Olgiati.

Herrera ended the game completing 18 of 34 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns to four different recievers, and running for a fifth touchdown. Jeffrey Proctor ran the ball 15 times for 96 yards for SBVC. Eleven different receivers caught passes from Herrera, with Moon, Harris, Elijah Smith and Dionzae Nolan II catching touchdown passes.

SBVC returns home this Saturday for its home opener, taking on one of the top teams in the state, Riverside City College at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Battle for the Bell.