Gladsstone 23, Sierra Vista 22

first_imgBALDWIN PARK — Phillip Nemcek came out of nowhere to prevent a two-point conversion and give the Gladstone High School football team (7-1, 4-0) a Montview League victory over Sierra Vista on Friday night. The Dons (3-4, 2-1) trailed 23-16 with 7:55 left in the fourth quarter when they began their comeback at their own 26-yard line. Sierra Vista quarterback Miguel Parra engineered a 12-play, 74-yard scoring drive that saw him convert a fourth-and-inches at midfield and later hit wide receiver Elias Flores with a 25-yard pass deep into Gladiators territory. After three consecutive incompletions from the Gladstone 12, Parra called his own number, scrambled to his left and was flipped into the end zone to make it 23-22. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week With momentum on their side, the Dons refused to go for the tie and instead went for the win. Parra again called his own number and scrambled to his left with what seemed to be an open path. But that was when Nemcek ran through the Sierra Vista blockers with a sudden burst and made a game-saving tackle to preserve the win. The teams were tied 10-10 at halftime, but the Gladiators took the lead when quarterback Omar Lopez hit Richard Gurrola with a 30-yard touchdown pass when Gurrola outjumped his defender for the score. But a bad snap resulted in a missed extra point and the Gladiators led, 16-10. Parra tied the score 16-16 late in the third quarter when he scored from the 1. An illegal-procedure call against Sierra Vista on the extra point pushed the ball back five yards and the PAT failed. Guillermo Tovar center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img