Inside the Game: Bullard Knights 54, Madera South 7
Player of the game: Matt Manoz played an integral role in the Stallions lone score on the night. Not only was he throwing the ball for his team, he ran the ball nine times more than 20 yards. His touchdown pass came early in the game, but proved to be their lone bright spot.
Unsung hero of the game: Madera South head coach Matt Johnson is the unsung hero this week for his ability to keep his team calm amid the recent slide in performance. Johnson is the first to cheer the crowd week after week, showing his commitment to not only the fans but to the team.
Play of the game: In the third quarter, in need of a spark, the Stallions dialed up a fake punt and it worked to perfection. Posas lined up to punt, fooling the Knights. He took the snap and dashed toward the sideline, picking up more than 40 yards and the first down. The Stallions got the spark they needed but couldn’t capitalize with a score.
Drive of the game: The Stallions second drive of the game took 11 plays and ended with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Castenada. Matthew Posas and Manoz took the ball on the ground back and forth before Manoz broke a 13-yard run. Posas might’ve had the biggest play with a fourth down run to continue the drive. The Stallions showed toughness on the drive but couldn’t find that same form down the stretch.