The JSerra Catholic Lions topped the St. Bonaventure Seraphs 42-28 in front of a raucous crowd Friday night at Saddleback College. With the victory, the Lions improve to 4-0 on the season.
St. Bonaventure jumped out to the early 7-0 lead. USC commit Ricky Town linked up with speedster Lavan Alston on a long touchdown strike.
JSerra responded immediately with an explosive 72-yard touchdown burst by Edward "EJ" Vander to tie the game 7-7 in the first quarter.
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After the Seraphs missed a short field goal attempt, the Lions seized control of the game. Senior Aaron Matthews rushed for the go-ahead touchdown and JSerra never looked back from there.
Quarterback Nick Robinson connected with Vander on a wheel route to extend the Lions advantage to 21-7 at halftime.
The Lions added to their lead in the second half with a touchdown strike from Robinson to Ethan Aguayo.
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Trailing 28-7, the Seraphs marched down the field. Chris Santoyo capped off the drive with a short touchdown run to cut the deficit.
On the ensuing kickoff, Aguayo exploded up the right sideline all the way to the house to give JSerra the 35-14 lead. Robinson displayed his dual threat ability, rushing for a touchdown and a commanding 42-14 advantage.
The Lions defense pressured Town all night, racking up several sacks. The defense was led by strong performances from D.J. Bailey, Mitchell Deamon and Aaron Matthews.
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St. Bonaventure cut into the deficit on an 80-yard touchdown run by Santoyo. A late touchdown pass from Town to Darius Vines made the final score 42-28.
The Seraphs will look to bounce back next week when they host Upland at Ventura College. Both teams will head into the contest 2-2. JSerra will host St. Paul next week in their final game before the start of Trinity league play.