By Mark Garcia
Special to the Register
PLACENTIA - Valencia scored 14 consecutive points to record a 21-21 tie with former Orange League rival Western on Friday at Valencia High.
Western (1-0-1) had a chance to win in the final seconds as the Pioneers marched 58 yards to the Valencia 19-yard line, but a 29 yard field goal attempt by Pete Foochong sailed wide to the right with two seconds left in the game.
The Tigers (1-0-1) had an opportunity to score just minutes earlier but failed to convert a fourth-and-9 play with 1:44 left in the game at the Western 24-yard line. Valencia tied the score with 6:54 remaining in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by Wes Fletcher, followed by a two-point conversion run by quarterback Marcus Beckman. Fletcher sparked the Tigers with 192 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Ruben Ortega lead Western´s with 131 yards and one touchdown.
Q1: Valencia : Wes Fletcher 1 yards TD - run (Julius Macharia kick)
Western : Ruben Ortega 1 yards TD - run (Pete Foo Chong kick)
Western : Mookie Cooksie 5 yards TD - run (Pete Foo Chong kick failed)
Q3: Western : Derek Orman 1 yards TD - run (Johnny Trujillo run)
Valencia : Trenton Tate 10 yards TD - pass from Marcus Beckman (Julius Macharia kick blocked)
Q4: Valencia : Wes Fletcher 1 yards TD - run (Marcus Beckman run)