VISTA The rebirth of the Rancho Buena Vista High football program shows no signs of slowing down in 2013.
Less than two years after going winless, the Longhorns are now riding high at 3-0 following a 20-0 nonleague victory over Scripps Ranch on Friday.
“Our guys believe in themselves,” said RBV coach Paul Gomes, who led the Longhorns to a 6-6 mark and a playoff win last season in his first year at the helm. “They’re pretty fired up. We’ve got to take some bigger steps next week against Steele Canyon.”
Rancho Buena Vista put on a defensive clinic against the Falcons, limiting them to 39 total yards and just three first downs.
Scripps Ranch (2-1), which averaged 30 points in winning its first two games, didn’t cross midfield.
“When we’re working as a team, I think we’re unstoppable,” said Longhorns senior Chad Woolsey, who rushed for a game-high 121 yards and a touchdown. “We worked hard in the offseason on our strength and conditioning. And Coach Gomes has helped us a lot.”
Zachary Gallina added 97 rushing yards, sealing the victory with a 28-yard TD run with 1:48 left in the game.
Scripps Ranch managed to stay in the game with a strong defensive performance of its own and only trailed by seven late in the third quarter.
But RBV’s Shane McNary picked off a pass at the Falcon 25 and, five plays later, Woolsey opened the fourth quarter with a seven-yard scoring run.