Silvas Carries Don Bosco to Victory

By Matt Schuler

(Hacienda Heights)- Bosco Tech’s Johnathan Silvas rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns, including a late go ahead score, in the Tigers 28-24 come-from-behind victory over Wilson Friday night.

Silvas’ 10-yard touchdown run with 1:31 remaining capped a 10-play, 98-yard drive and comeback after the Tigers trailed 24-14 with 1:59 remaining in the third.

“I’m so proud of our boys,” said Bosco Tech Head Coach Chris Shockley. “Our O-line did a great job, especially pounding in that fourth quarter.”

Wilson had a fourth quarter opportunity to extend it lead into a two-touchdown advantage in the fourth quarter, but Josh Morales’s quarterback keeper on fourth & goal was denied and B-Tecj took over on downs with a little over six minutes remaining.

“We made too many mistakes,” said first year Wilson coach Bob Burt. “We had four scoring opportunities that we didn’t get the ball in the end zone.”

The Wildcats led 10-0 with 9:24 left in the second after J.R. Nelson exploded for a 75-yard touchdown run. Nelson finished with 176 yards on 18 carries, scoring on touchdown runs of 3, 24, and 75 yards.

Morales completed 12 of 23 passes for 202 yards for Wilson. George Czarnack, Morales’s main target of the night, totaled seven catches for 159 yards receiving.

Despite the outstanding individual play of Wilson’s playmakers, Coach Bob Burt was not pleased his team’s missed opportunities.

“There’s no excuse for what happened,” said Burt. “We Just got outplayed in the second half.”

The Tigers (1-0) look to improve on their streak against Gabrielino next week while Wilson (0-1) travels to Diamond Bar for redemption.

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