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Panthers defense hold off Minutemen twice in red zone

        The Memorial Minutemen had two golden opportunities to score on Medina Valley Friday night.  But both times the Minutemen came away scoreless.  The Panthers were able to open a close game in the second half en route to a 35-7 victory at Mata Stadium.


        Memorial's lone score came when Jose Pargas recovered a fumbled and ran 51 yards for the score midway thru the third quarter. Despite the loss, the Minutemen should be proud of the game they played.  They held Medina Valley'soffense in check throughout most of the game, even stopping them on several fourth down chances.  An outstanding effort was turned in by Memorial's defensive unit headlined by Clem DeCordova,Ivan DeAnda and Gregory Bolden.    The Memorial offense also had some moments including terrific catches by the Minutemen's trio of receivers Manases Cano, Richard Cazares and David Manzano.


        Memorial closes out the season when they face district rival Kennedy in the 5thAnnual “Salsa Bowl” at Mata Stadium (Memorial will be the visiting team).  Kickoff is at 7pm.  Tickets will be available at both high schools and all three middle schools beginning this Monday.  Don't forget to join us at the Edgewood Tailgate Party starting at 5pm at the Brentwood Soccer Field.