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Valencia Football Team Erases 22-point Deficit, Beats Canyon

Valencia Football Team Erases 22-point Deficit, Beats Canyon

The Valencia football team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the Foothill League.

The Vikings erased a 22-point, second-half deficit and beat Canyon, 35-28. Valencia scored 29 unanswered points in the second half and improved to 3-0 in the Foothill League.

Canyon, meanwhile, lost its first Foothill League game and dropped to 2-1.

Canyon led 28-6 in the third quarter before Valencia started its comeback.

Valencia receiver Nick Jones scored the game-winning touchdown on a 98-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

In other action in the Foothill League, the Hart football team beat Saugus, 38-3, and improved to 8-0.

Receiver Davis Koppenhaver caught two touchdown passes and had 122 yards on eight receptions.

The Indians, the No. 1 ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division, faces Valencia on Friday night.

The West Ranch football team won its first Foothill League game of the season, 31-0, over Golden Valley.

Wildcats quarterback Chase Killingsworth threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Christian Parrish gained 62 yards and scored a touchdown.

The Santa Clarita Christian football team lost to Capistrano Valley Christian, 36-33, in a San Joaquin League game.

The Cardinals led, 19-15 at halftime, but Capistrano Valley scored three touchdowns in the second half to win the game.

The Trinity Classical Academy football team crushed Bloomington, 71-7, in a Heritage League game.

Spencer Klehn scored five touchdowns, four in the first quarter. Trinity was up 58-0 at halftime.

In auto racing, Canyon High graduate Greg Pursley won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield on Saturday night.

It was his fifth win of the season and the 18th of his K&N Pro Series West career.

Eric Richardson won the NASCAR Citgo Late Models race at Kern County. Chris Dalton won the NASCAR Spec-Mods race and track championship.

In baseball, the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 4 of the World Series. The series is tied, 2-2. Game 5 is in St. Louis tonight.

In hockey, the Kings beat the visiting Edmonton Oilers, 2-1, in a shootout. Mike Richards scored a goal in the second period to tie the score, 1-1. Anze Kopitar scored the game-winner in the shootout.

The Kings are off to Phoenix for a game against the Coyotes on Tuesday night.

Follow Tim Haddock on Twitter @thaddock.

Photo: Jay Jay Wilson (6) and his Valencia teammates rallied to beat Canyon in a Foothill League game on Friday night. (Credit: Kevin Karzin)


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Connie and her husband, John, moved to the Santa Clarita Valley almost 30 years ago. Living in Santa Clarita for that long is the direct opposite of Connie’s childhood. She was an Army ‘brat’ who moved every two to three years. Consequently, she has lived in many states and even spent three years in Europe. All three of her kids went to Santa Clarita schools. Connie says the best thing about her job at KHTS is that she is never bored. “If I’m not smiling, Carl is sure to ask why, just before giving me a mind-boggling project.” “KHTS AM-1220 is an integral part of our community and I’m glad to be a part of it. Besides, the DJs will take my request to play Shania Twain’s ‘Still the One’ for my wedding anniversary – gotta love that!”