Rancho Buena Vista coach Paul Gomes (shown last season) guided the Longhorns to an upset win over San Pasqual.
ESCONDIDO San Pasqual High’s reign as the No. 1 football team in the San Diego Section lasted less than one week.
After last week’s impressive overtime win over Mission Hills, the Eagles faltered in the second half and Rancho Buena Vista posted a 38-36 upset victory Friday night to dampen Hall of Fame Night.
San Pasqual (7-1, 2-1) had a chance to tie the game in the final minute following Sebastian Tengen’s 13-yard TD strike to JaJuan Thomas, but Austin Alualu sacked Tengen on the two-point try to preserve the victory for the Longhorns (6-2, 2-0).
“I’ve never heard a sidelines that loud before,” said RBV quarterback Dylan Harris, who was 11 of 19 passing for 215 yards and two touchdowns but threw an interception that set up San Pasqual’s final touchdown. “I was praying to God they wouldn’t get that two-point conversion. That interception was the worst play I’ve ever made.’’
Harris also ran 52 yards for a touchdown.
San Pasqual seemed to be in charge, taking a 28-17 lead with the help of a school-record 99-yard kickoff return by Thomas.
Rancho Buena Vista’s defense held the Eagles to minus-2 yards in the third quarter while the offense piled up 154 yards and scored three times to take charge.
The win was RBV’s third straight triumph.