Conquistadors leave no doubt this time

El Cajon Valley is lined up for a play against Serra on Friday.

 

TIERRASANTA – Serra High eliminated the El Cajon Valley Braves from the postseason for the second-straight season, as the Conquistadors won Friday’s home playoff game, 50-9, in the San Diego CIF Division 4 opening round.

In last year’s playoff matchup, the Q’s survived a wild ride to win in El Cajon, 24-22. Serra also defeated the Braves in the 2017 season opener at the Braves’ stadium.

On Friday, Serra scored in the 1st Quarter with 8 minutes to go when Kieve Curry rushed in with a 4-yard TD.

El Cajon Valley punted to Serra and the Qs took over at the ECV 36-yard line.

Moments later, Timmy Zebroski threw a 32-yard completion to Tysheid Dixon for a TD. El Cajon Valley trailed 13-0.

Serra held ECV on the next series and Jaylan Gallaway had a 48-yard Punt Return for a TD for a 20-0 lead just seven minutes into the game.

El Cajon Valley scored in the 1st Quarter with under a minute to go in the period to close to within 20-6, as senior MAQUEL GARNER capped a fine career with a touchdown in his final game.

Early in the 2nd Quarter, Serra’s Bryan Pratt rushed in with a 51-yard TD for a 26-6 lead.

With eight minutes to go in the second quarter, El Cajon Valley’s JOSE GONZALEZ recovered a fumble on the Serra 19.

The Braves converted the turnover into a field goal midway through the period from 34 yards out, making it 26-9.

It was the Braves second field goal in three games. More three-pointers than the team had scored in the previous 34 contests.

Curry recovered a failed onside kick by El Cajon Valley and moments later, Zebroski threw a 43-yard TD pass to Chance Cannon for a 33-9 advantage.

Zebroski added a 38-yard pass completion to Dayne Spangler for a TD to up the lead to 40-9 still in the second quarter.

Aren Cobb had a sack in the third quarter for Serra.

Curry added a 4-yard rushing TD.

Serra’s Brian Arango recovered a fumble at the El Cajon Valley 35 late in the third quarter.

Serra’s Rudy Lopez kicked a 24-yard field goal for good measure.

Serra will travel to meet University City next week.

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