Late defensive stand seals win for Crusaders


Faith Lutheran (2-4, 2-3 Northwest) sealed a 15-9 victory over Mojave (1-5, 0-5) with a defensive stand in the final minute on Thursday.

Trailing 9-7, Faith Lutheran scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard pass from Gino DeGeorge to Anthony Pryatel-Farmer, and DeGeorge threw to Hayden Solis for the 2-point conversion.

Shawn Balva enabled the possession with a fumble recovery at the Mojave 9.

Mojave tried to rally with a drive to the 2, but after a false start penalty and two 1-yard runs, an incompletion ended the march.

The Rattlers scored in the second half on Bryant Lewis’ 37-yard field goal and Clarence Prophet’s 9-yard run. Phophet had 87 yards on 17 carries.

Pryatel-Farmer had six catches for 79 yards and DeGeorge was 11-of-15 in the second half, including a 3-yard TD to Trent Dolby.

Faith Lutheran 15, Mojave 9
Faith Lutheran    0    0    7    8   –15
Mojave                 0    0    3    6     –9
Third Quarter
M—Lewis 37 FG.
F—Dolby 3 pass from DeGeorge (Dolby kick).
Fourth Quarter
M—Prophet 9 run (pass failed).
F—Pryatel-Farmer 7 pass from DeGeorge (Solis pass from DeGeorge).
Individual Statistics
RUSHING—Faith Lutheran, Mays 12-47, Pearson 2-4, Jasonek 1-3, DeGeorge 7-(minus 10), Dupree 1-(minus 15). Mojave, Prophet 17-87, Marjanen 8-63, Veal 6-41, Hall 8-39, Lewis 1-1.
PASSING—Faith Lutheran, DeGeorge 19-38-2 198. Mojave, Veal 3-8-0 46.
RECEIVING—Faith Lutheran, Pryatel-Farmer 6-79, Mays 5-48, Solis 3-34, Dupree 1-15, Pearson 2-13, Bishel 1-7, Dolby 1-3. Mojave, Lewis 3-46.