Calvary Chapel wins bruising battle with Godinez


SANTA ANA – It was a bruising, physical clash between Calvary Chapel and Godinez on Thursday night, but the Eagles flexed their muscle at the end and escaped with a 30-24 victory in an Orange Coast League game at Segerstrom High.

After Calvary Chapel moved ahead by six points with 3:24 left in the game, the Grizzlies marched to the Eagles’ 2-yard line with just under a minute left and had three chances to tie or take the lead, but Calvary Chapel held strong to improve to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in league.

Godinez quarterback Bryan Ibarra failed to gain a yard on a sneak on second down. He then scrambled for several seconds before heaving a completed pass to Joey Guillen in the end zone, but the Grizzlies (3-4, 1-1) were called for holding and backed up to the 20. Ibarra made two more throws into the end zone, but both were incomplete, the last as time expired.

Calvary Chapel had to rally from 14 points down in the second half behind backup quarterback Sam Lak, a junior who completed all seven of his passes after halftime for 87 yards and the final touchdown to Josh Debernarde, a well-placed 31-yarder on a seam route.

Eagles starting quarterback Patrick Glasgow, one of three returning first-team all-league selections for the Eagles last season, was injured during an interception return by Oscar Garcia in the final minutes of the first half. Glasgow’s left shoulder was immediately immobilized by the training staff and he watched the rest of the game from the sideline.

Ibarra rushed for 234 yards on 34 carries and scored three touchdowns. He also threw for another score.

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