By BRIAN WHITEHEAD
FOR THE REGISTER
ANAHEIM When high school football historians reminisce about this muchballyhooed Season of the Quarterback, Valencia´s Jesse Godoy will be but a footnote in the book Orange County signal callers are authoring weekly.
Yet, given the inconstancy around him thus far this season, the 5-foot-9 senior certainly has earned his own chapter.Playing without star halfback Gabe Perez for the second consecutive game, Godoy´s 294 total yards from scrimmage and three touchdown passes led the Tigers (4-3, 3-1) in a 48-0 Empire League victory over Western on Thursday evening at Western High.
Valencia tight end Jack Van Dam caught three balls for 100 yards and two scores, and wideout Jake Watkins hauled in four passes, including a touchdown, as Godoy connected with five targets.The Tigers´ defense was equally stellar, holding the Pioneers (3-4, 0-3) to just 30 yards of offense and two first downs. Despite recovering the opening kickoff at Valencia´s 22-yard line, Western turned the ball over on downs after three plays that produced negative yardage.
The Tigers´ offense needed eight plays on the ensuing drive, including a 31-yard run by Godoy, to take the early lead on Watkins´ 8-yard TD grab.Later, Godoy hit Van Dam in stride down the middle of the field for a 67-yard catchand-run score. Levi Perez capped the visitors´ third consecutive scoring drive with a 4-yard TD run.