May 30, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Capo Valley Christian wins fifth game in a row, defeating Webb 28-21 in overtime

Tyler Henry and his Capo Valley Christian teammates celebrate after Henry intercepts Webb’s pass attempt on Webb’s first play in overtime. (Photos courtesy Scotty Demongin/Capo Valley Christian football for OC Sports Zone)

Capistrano Valley Christian’s football team extended its winning streak to five games with a 28-21 overtime victory over Webb of Claremont in a San Joaquin League game Saturday afternoon.

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Tyler Henry connected with Dylan Roberts on a 10-year scoring strike in overtime, then sealed the win with an interception on Webb’s first play in overtime to seal the road win for Capo Valley Christian (6-2, 1-0). Webb fell to 4-4 overall and 0-1 in league play.

Coach Rick Curtis’ team had to overcome key injuries, a determined Webb team playing in front of their homecoming crowd and several miscues in the red zone to pull out the victory. 

The Eagles scored first on a 14-yard touchdown pass from Henry to Simeon Marton, only to see the Gauls answer right back with an 82- yard touchdown pass.

The Eagles combination of Henry to Marton scored again in the first quarter on a 73 yard TD pass to put CVCS up 113-7. After a 38-yard TD run by Webb, the Eagles trailed 14-13 at halftime.  

Jeremy McGurn, who had 18 rushes on 103 yards, scored from 3 yards out in the third quarter helping to push the Eagles ahead 21-14.  After a Peter Kelso interception set the Eagles up with great field position, it looked like CVCS would break the game open in the third quarter. 

However, a high center snap at the two yard line going in, a holding penalty, and a dropped pass in the end zone frustrated the Eagles in the third quarter, as they failed to score in the red zone on two occasions.  

The game turned when Webb blocked a CVCS punt and scored at the start of the fourth quarter, tying up the game 21-21. Both teams struggled to move the ball in the final quarter, setting up Henry’s heroics in overtime.   

Henry completed 12 of 19 passes for 220 yards to go along with his three touchdown passes. Marton dazzled the crowd with his five receptions for 149 yards and two touchdowns. 

Marton added an interception at the end of the first half as the Eagle defense had four takeaways (three interceptions and a fumble recovery). The Eagles had just one turnover, an interception near the end of the fourth quarter.

The Eagles take on crosstown rival, Saddleback Valley Christian, on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 pm at Capistrano Valley High School.

–Courtesy Capo Valley Christian athletics