Tesoro punter Zach Bevan pinned San Clemente in at its own 4-yard line with a nice 37-yard punt. It looked like San Clemente was in big trouble, facing an 11-point deficit with less than 7 minutes to go.
But Duke DeLancelotti found his favorite target, Graham Tenney, for a 34-yard gain and the Tritons were in business. San Clemente was facing a third-and-9 at Tesoro’s 48, but couldn’t convert. So they went for it on fourth down. DeLancelotti connected with guess who? You already know who. That’s right, Grant Tenney made the catch and run for a 35-yard gain to the Tesoro 12-yard line.
DeLancelotti threw a 9-yard pass to DJ Gallegos for a first-and-goal at the 1-yard line. David Espino scored on the next play. The Tritons went 96 yards in nine plays to make it 28-23 with 4:15 left. The Tritons went for two and Lancelotti’s pass to Tyler Wilde was incomplete, so the score remained 28-23.
Tesoro needs a long drive that gobbles up some time off the clock, and they certainly are capable of accomplishing that.
Tesoro was facing a third-and-3 at their own 38 before getting a delay of game penalty. Now, it was third-and-8. San Clemente absolutelty needs a stop. DL Jake Smith got the pressure on Picazzo and batted down the pass to force the punt.
Tesoro’s Zach Bevan shanked his punt out of bounds. San Clemente takes over at its own 47 with 2:25 left.