The rally lifted the Cowboys to a 15-14 win, but it wasn’t enough to earn them a postseason spot, as they needed a 13-point victory under NIAA tiebreaker rules.
Jovante Barnes rushed for 204 yards and four touchdowns and Rjay Tagataese threw for 309 yards and one score as the Jaguars clinched the Northeast League title.
The Northeast League title is on the line when Desert Pines travels to meet Las Vegas, and the regular season will wrap up in the Southweast and Southeast leagues.
Desert Oasis needs a win and help to reach the postseason from the Southwest League. Foothill and Chaparral will decide the Southeast’s situation on the field.
Here are some of the top performances for the week of Oct. 21-26.
The Chargers have earned all of their three league wins in dramatic fashion by a total of 15 points, but their 49-48 win over Desert Oasis clinched a playoff berth.
Garrett Castro threw a 6-yard touchdown pass, and Hector Barrios-Baez knocked home the game-winning extra point for Green Valley in a 24-23 win over Foothill.
My’Quel Johnson hit Latroy Howard for a 10-yard touchdown pass with three seconds left to lift the Chargers to a 49-48 victory and their first playoff berth since 2013.
After Centennial running back Jordan Smith blew by several Palo Verde defenders, Adrian Ellis stood up near the Bulldogs’ sideline, low-fived one of their assistant coaches and said, “That boy can run.”
Jovantae Barnes rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and Desert Pines stayed undefeated with a 21-14 homecoming win over Legacy on Thursday.