Elizalde Electric in Saints Win

Manny Elizalde (right) scored the game winner for the Saints. Eric Ware is on the left

Manny Elizalde (right) scored the game winner for the Saints. Erick Ware is on the left

By Tim Peterson

(San Dimas) – Manny Elizalde scored on a four yard run and then scored again on the two point conversion with 2:35 left to give San Dimas a 22-21 win over Los Altos Friday night.

“I wanted to win. That’s why I went for it,” said San Dimas Coach Bill Zernickow. “They’re much more physical than us and in many ways we don’t belong on the same field as them. So I wanted to get the win and get out of here. The curse of the Central Division is over.”

Los Altos took the lead 21-14 on a run by Gabriel Perez with 7:37 left in the fourth. But the Saints answered in the ensuing drive marching 51 yards on ten plays to grab the advantage.

***Los Altos quarterback Lorenzo Silva wore number 98 because his number 13 uniform didn’t fit right.

***Elizalde rushed for 74 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns.

***Darius Chamberlain led San Dimas on the ground with 114 yards on nine carries.

***Los Altos led 7-0 early and 14-7 at the half.

***Elizalde’s 15 ayrd TD run with 4:32 left in the third tied it at 14.

***Los Altos go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter was set up when  San Dimas fumbled a punt at its own 11 yard line.

***San Dimas lost by one point to Monrovia (Central Division) last week and won by one over Los Altos (Central Division)  this week.

***Tevita Sina and Perez combined for 115 yards on the ground for Los Altos.

***Silva finished 10 0f 16 for 108 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an intercpetion.

***Each team turned the ball over twice.

***San Dimas will host Diamond Bar next week while Los Altos is at home against Wilson.

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