Narbonne late charge to defeat Serra

High School Football Serra Cavs vs Narbonne Gauchos at Narbonne High School on August 25, 2017 (Photo by Jevone Moore/Full Image 360)

Harbor City, CA – Having a heart of champion means to never give up no matter what the odds are. Narbonne did just that after trailing for all but last 4 minutes of this game defeating Serra 17-14.

Sound defense was the story line for both teams in tonight’s game each only giving up one touchdown each.

Narbonne defense gave them the break they need to start their rally on a interception by conner Demontii Peoples who ran 33 yards past Serra sidelines for a touchdown. They were trailing by two scores up to that point in the game.

The third phase of the game was a huge impact to the game, ending with a missed 27 yard game tying field goal by Serra.

Max Williams set the game on fire with the first score of the game in the second quarter on an electric 70 yards punt return. He is a dangerous playmaker who finds a way to make plays on special teams and as a shutdown corner.

Narbonne veteran coach Manny Douglas settled for points on the board electing to kick 24 yard field goal by Edgar Ramos to make it 14-10 game in the fourth. Douglas showed confidence in his defense making the right call in a tight game.

Serra game changer on offense was 6’2 senior receiver Kobe Smith who took a jump ball 98 yards and first half 14-0 lead.

Narbonne relied on the running game in second half to grind the clock and wear down Serra defense. Running back Keyshawn Dupree was called upon to fight for each yard behind his line that pushed him to 136 yards rushing in the game.

The ball switched hands a bunch after Narbonne took its first lead of the game on a 1 yard quarterback sneak that was the game last touchdown by Jalen Chatman at 3:46 left in.

The Narbonne defense finished the game bending but not breaking after giving up 50 yard pass to 4 yard line with less :30 left. Four plays later the stadium watched a wide right miss by Serra and the Narbonne comeback victory was complete.

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