Search:

Ibarra runs for 240 yards in Godinez's victory

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

GARDEN GROVE – Behind Bryan Ibarra and a spirited defensive effort, Godinez pulled away late and defeated Los Amigos, 29-7, in a nonleague matchup Thursday night at Garden Grove High.

With the score tied at 7 in the third quarter, Grizzlies sophomore Izak Verduzco picked off an errant pass by Jorge Najera, turning the momentum in favor of Godinez for good.

Shortly after the interception, Ibarra found Chris Zotea for a 42-yard touchdown pass, and Pablo Sanchez ran in the 2-point conversion for a 15-7 lead.

Zotea had two receptions for 57 yards.

Ibarra added two fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns to finish the Grizzlies’ scoring and ended with 240 yards on 24 carries, providing Godinez (1-0) and new coach Michael Echaves with a victory. The Grizzlies were winless in 2014.

The Lobos (0-1) struggled mightily on offense, but found success early in the third quarter when Johnny Alvarado scored his team’s only touchdown on a 46-yard run.

Alvarado finished with 49 yards on two carries and added a reception for 9 yards.

To start the game, the Lobos trotted out freshman Isaiah Potts at quarterback before going with Najera to start the second half. Potts did not attempt a pass, while Najera was 5 of 9 for 23 yards and ran for 49 yards on 10 carries.

Lobos running back Jose Olvera was given most of the offensive responsibility with 21 carries for 77 yards.

Turnovers plagued Los Amigos.

With 10 minutes left in the game, the Lobos missed a big opportunity to draw even. Inside the 25-yard line, the Lobos went four-and-out, turning the ball over.


See archived 'Sports' stories »
 


SoCal Prep Legends
Search Players


Basketball:

Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) 56, Troy 68 - 00:00 1OT QT - Completed

Basketball:

San Clemente 41, Trabuco Hills 40 - 00:00 1OT QT - Completed

Soccer:

Ventura 0, Valencia 1 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed

Basketball:

Gahr 61, Los Alamitos 63 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Basketball:

Huntington Beach 64, Loyola 70 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Basketball:

Woodcrest Christian 74, Santiago 59 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Basketball:

Godinez 30, Mission Viejo 29 - 00:00 2nd QT - Completed

Soccer:

Saddleback 3, Santa Ana Valley 3 - 00:00 2OT Half - Completed

Basketball:

South Pasadena 52, Ocean View 45 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Soccer:

San Clemente 3, Esperanza 0 - 00:00 2nd Half - Completed