By Frank Smith
The San Manuel Junior Varsity team came up short 20 – 8 against the Tombstone as the Miners hosted the Yellow Jackets on Sept. 6.
The Miners would not score in the first quarter of the game as both teams took tough defensive stands, it wasn’t until the 2:44 mark of the second quarter that scoreboard would show some points as the Yellow Jacket struck first with a five yard Jose Ortega touchdown run and a two point pass play would put Tombstone up 8 – 0 at the half.
The Yellow Jackets would score again on their opening drive of the third quarter, this time on a 60 yard blast up the middle for the touchdown with the two point conversion good for a 14 – 0 lead with 10:57 in the third quarter.
The Miners would answer right back on their next possession, driving 62 yards in three plays capped off with a Ben Quijada three yard touchdown run. The two point conversion by Richard Rom was good for an 8 – 14 score with 9:21 in the clock in the third quarter.
The Yellow Jackets would go on to score one more time late in the fourth quarter with :36 left in the game on a two yard touchdown run,the two point conversion was good for a 20 – 8 final.
The JV Miners will travel to Benson on Sept. 27 to take on the Bobcats at 6:00 p.m.
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