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By Adam Paul

Staff Writer

Spring Valley – For those in attendance they would witness greatness and also a breaking of a San Diego Section record. However things didn’t go as planned early on as the host Monarchs showed they could play with the visiting Knights of Bishops.

The Monarchs fired the first shot as Terrell Kyle was able to make his way through the Knights defense for a 22-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0. However that lead didn’t last as all-everything for the Knights Mozes Mooney fielded the kickoff at his own four yard line and from there he was able to make his way through the Monarchs special teams all the way to the house to tie the game 7-6.

Monte Vista went back to business on the offense and was able to work their way down the field. They would end up scoring again on a Jahmon McClendon 4-yard TD which would extend the lead 14-6.

The Knights were not affected as their high powered offense shrugged off trailing. The Knights quarterback Jeffrey Jackson marched them down the field and finished the drive off with a 32-yard strike to Mooney. Bishops proceeded to kick the ball off which they actually recovered and would again be on offense.

Bishop’s would again score on a Jackson to Mooney 36-yard connection to extend their lead. Monet Vista unfortunately was forced to punt on their next possession. The Knights used a long 73-yard strike from Jackson to Jacob Jackson who ended up at the 11-yard line of Monet Vista to set up a Jackson to Mooney touchdown pass to put them up 26-14.

Bishops would extend their lead to 34-14 as Mooney once again would catch another touchdown pass from Jackson right before the break.

After another Mooney touchdown and also a two point conversion also scored by Mooney the Monarchs were in trouble. Unfortunately they had to punt and once again it was Mooney again as he caught a 45-yard strike.

The Monarchs would score another touchdown via a McClendon 4-yard run.

SCORE: Bishop’s 58, Monte Vista 21

RECORDS: Bishop’s (4-0), Monte Vista (2-3)

KEY STATS: Mozes Mooney scored 6 touchdowns for the Knights in the 58-21 victory. Jahmon McClendon scored a couple more rushing touchdowns for the Monarchs.

PIVOTAL MOMENT: Trailing 7-0, Mooney takes the ensuing kickoff at their own four yard line and dances his way through the defenders and take it all the way for the 96-yard score.

QUOTABLE I: “It was a great team win, we did what we were supposed to and it just so happened to happen tonight.” Said Knights receiver Mozes Mooney when asked about his setting a new record.

NOTES: On the evening Mooney with his reception total he was able to tie and break and set a new career receptions record for the San Diego CIF Section. He also scored 6 touchdowns which ties him for second most in section history with a long list of others.



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