10 Shot – HS Football – Pomona at Ralston Valley

HS Football – Cross Town Rivalry

After a high scoring, close early game, everyone was expecting a great second game, and typically when it is Ralston Valley and Pomona, you are guaranteed a knock down drag out fight.  It was sure to be a back and forth affair between the Panthers and Mustangs.  That was, until the game started.  Pomona did something I was not expecting, and that Ralston Valley had no answer for.  While on offense, the Panthers ran 99% of their plays out of the wildcat formation.  Pomona Panthers senior running Chris Marquez back took the snaps from center and with the exception of a couple pass attempts, he ran 32 times for 257 yards and three touchdowns against the stunned Mustangs. Ralston Valley had no answer for Marquez as he racked up an average of just over 8 yards a carry and broke for 52 yards on one run.

In the second half, the Mustangs found their offensive rhythm, but Pomona had built up too much of a lead for Ralston Valley to come back from.  Pomona would hold on to win, 42-30 and move to 6-1 overall.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs senior quarterback Jacob Knipp (15) looks to pass the ball in the game against the Pomona Panthers on Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Pomona Panthers senior running back Chris Marquez (14) runs the ball from the wildcat formation in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs on Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Pomona Panthers senior wide receiver Lukas Russell (28) lowers his head as he prepares for a hit as he runs with the ball in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs on Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Pomona Panthers senior corner back Colin Pratt (24) knocks the ball out of the hands of Ralston Valley Mustangs senior John Miller (7) in the game at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, CO on Friday night.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs senior John Miller (7) runs down the field with the ball in the game against the Pomona Panthers at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, CO on Friday night.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Pomona Panthers senior running back Chris Marquez (14) runs away from a diving Ralston Valley Mustangs defender in the game on Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Pomona Panthers senior running back Chris Marquez (14) runs right at the Ralston Valley Mustangs defense in the game on Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: After catching the ball, Ralston Valley Mustangs senior John Morales (3) turns to run down the sideline in the game against the Pomona Panthers at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, CO on Friday night.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Pomona Panthers senior running back Chris Marquez (14) speeds around a block in the game against the Ralston Valley Mustangs on Friday night at the North Area Athletic Complex.

10 Shot - HS Football - Pomona at Ralston Valley

October 11, 2013: Pomona Panthers senior corner back Colin Pratt (24) tackles Ralston Valley Mustangs senior John Miller (7) in the game at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada, CO on Friday night.

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