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REVENGE OF THE MONARCHS AS THEY OUTLAST THE SULTANS

EAST COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL

By Adam Paul

Staff Writer

Spring Valley – The Sultans came into the game on a 2 game winning streak against the Monarchs as they had defeated them twice in close games last season. Once in the regular season 46-40 and the other in the post season in the CIF Division IV Semi-Finals 35-32. However they left Spring Valley on the other end.

With that in mind the Monarchs didn’t want the taste of the defeat to occur for a third time. Monte Vista took care of business early on as they scored the first 17 points of the contest. However the Sultans resiliently stormed back but the Monarchs were able to hold on for the 24-17 victory.

The Sultans roared back in the second half as Josh Oedewaldt led the charge throwing 126 yards in the second half which included a nice 31-yard strike to Davon Chestnut.

Monte Vista scored first as Jason Hernandez kicked a 40-yard field goal. However it would be the power running game taking charge in the second quarter as the beast Jahmon McClendon scored a 5-yard touchdown and a couple possessions later they would score again on a 9-yard score by Elshadai Levi with under 2 minutes left in the half.

Just before the half the Sultans got on the board as Josh Oedewaldt found Colton Snipes on a 32-yard score that beat the defensive coverage to make it 17-7 at the break.

Santana pulled within 17-14 on the afformentioned Chestnut touchdown from Oedewaldt. However the Monarchs extended their lead on a McClendon touchdown run to make it 24-14.

Things got interesting when Santana was able to recover a Monarch fumble and turn it into points on a 32-yard field goal by Timmy Tischer to pull within 24-17.

But the Monarchs would preserve the win as they intercepted a pass in the end zone with 13 seconds left to preserve the victory and outlast the Sultans.

On the night McClendon tallied 186 yards and 2 scores for the Monarchs. For the Sultans, Oedewaldt threw for about 250 yards and 2 scores but was picked off twice.

Receiving wise for the Sultans, Chestnut hauled in 5 balls for 106 yards and a score while Sniped caught 4 balls for 67 yards and a score.

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