Yucca Valley High School Trojan Football improved to 4-0 Friday night when the Trojans dominated the Indio Rajahs 39-20. The offense rolled up 605 total yards, 430 rushing and 175 passing along with scoring six touchdowns. The starting defense held Indio to 95 total yards through the first three quarters and zero points. Coach Tim Cannavo said standout performances were by Logan Vallo with three touchdowns and 136 yards rushing, 55 receiving. Gabe Sosa had one touchdown, 109 yards rushing and 58 yards receiving. Bradley Soares threw two touchdown passes. Shayne Saiza led defenders with 13 tackles and a pass defense. Joey Rutherford added 10 tackles and caused two fumbles.
The Twentynine Palms Varsity Wildcats used a 21-point third quarter outburst to take a 35-22 first victory on the season over Barstow. Coach Ernest Martinez said senior Jake Culver got the team on the board with long run up the middle. Cody Hall had a big night as he rushed for 140 yards and scored four touchdowns on the night. Talo Wilson snared six receptions for 124 yards as well as with 10 tackles, a forced fumble and a sack. Junior fullback Dylan Martinez had six carries for 42 yards. Senior Cole Estrada blocked a punt to put the Cats in the red zone. Sophomore Alonzo Tate and Senior Darren Murphy combined on 20 tackles and two forced fumbles. Standouts on the defensive front line included seniors David Falefitu, Tristen Thiers, and juniors Jayson Nomura, Josh Alderson, and Matt Pierce.