Cuda, Wallace and San Dimas Victorious Over Vikings

Bleau Wallace (left) and Nick Cuda Run San Dimas to victory.

By Alex Gonzalez

(Covina) — The San Dimas Saints dynamic duo of Bleau Wallace and Nick Cuda scored all four touchdowns leading their team to a 27-13 win over Northview in the Valle Vista League opener Friday night at Covina District Field.

“It feels great. We’re so excited about this. No one counted us to win this,” Said Wallace after the game. “We were definitely the underdog and just to win this is a big deal for us.”

At first, San Dimas struggled coming out of the gate. The defense allowed a James Jimenez touchdown pass, three plays into their opening drive, and then Miguel Jaramillo booted a 34-yard field goal, which ultimately put them in a 10-0 deficit with about two minutes left in the second quarter.

However, just as intermission was approaching, the Saints raddled off 14 straight points within six seconds. With 23 seconds remaining, Nick Cuda took the handoff and squeaked his way in the end zone for six.

Following the score, and after a successful onside kick, Ryan Bulick faked the defense and connected with Cuda alone in the flat, who then took it the distance for the score and a 14-10 lead.

With the momentum that the Saints built, it carried into the second half, and it continued it on their opening possession. After 11 plays, Wallace capped the drive when he was on the receiving end of Bulick’s screen pass, extending the lead to 20-10 after the missed PAT.

The Vikings tried to storm back with the no-huddle offense on the ensuing drive, and it worked until they got into the red zone when Wallace picked Jimenez’s pass, halting the drive. Northview had another opportunity to add points on the board, but the defense stuffed them, forcing the Vikings for three points.

As time was winding down in the fourth quarter, Cuda sealed the game away with his 43-yard touchdown run, ending any chances of a Northview comeback.

“You have to thank the hogs,” said Cuda on tonight’s performance. “Thank the hogs. They make the holes for us, and all we do is run through them.”

With the win, San Dimas will look to extend their win streak to four games next week when they host Baldwin Park while Northview looks to bounce back when they play Wilson at Covina District field next Friday night.

6 Comments to "Cuda, Wallace and San Dimas Victorious Over Vikings"

  1. QB Sneak's Gravatar QB Sneak
    October 9, 2019 - 10:16 am | Permalink

    San Dimas Fanatic!
    Hey idiot! If your calling me out here I am. I haven’t said a word on here since you cry babies tanked in the playoffs again. Yes, I’m the one that did say I played football at every level possible and yes my team did lose in the semifinals last year. What. is your point. I did invite you to sit with at your playoff game last year, but you did not accept my invitation so we could talk about your achievements. Anytime you want to meet up, please let me know!

  2. SGV Football's Gravatar SGV Football
    October 9, 2019 - 7:22 am | Permalink

    San Dimas Fanatic,
    Wow! Not sure who your talking about! I don’t know if your a parent or one of the coaches. 1st round or 2nd round it doesn’t matter. SD will never when a championship under Holman!! How many players in the last 4 years went on to play at the next level from SD? Community College and D3 doesn’t count. Better yet, how many player even went on to a 4 year University from SD? Let me know water boy. Lol!

  3. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    October 8, 2019 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Sgv football, is this the same guy that picks his team in the middle of the playoffs and then claims it as his team? It’s easy doing it your way. You’re a silly man, SD will do well this year. BTW Sd got to the second round last year. It’s funny how people forget details. Your hatred for SD is palpable, so this will be my last response because I’m sure you’ll come up with your typical lines like “I played the game” or “I’ve played big boy football” all anachronisms of a vacuous self being. Good luck with your fantasy future high school picks, I’m sure you’ll pick La Serna n the middle of the playoffs as your team.

  4. SGV Football's Gravatar SGV Football
    October 8, 2019 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    San Dimas Fanatic,
    Hey all of a sudden you decided to show up after week 6! Didn’t hear from you on the back to back “L” Whittier and Bonita. I believe your boys and coach Lopez gave up 35 points in each game. Just like every year you guys will be 1 and done in the playoffs. Enjoy the rest your season beating up on the Div 10,11, and 13 opponents and running up the scores!!!

  5. San Dimas Fanatic's Gravatar San Dimas Fanatic
    October 5, 2019 - 10:20 am | Permalink

    So proud of our boys and coaches of pulling off a monumental upset. It was a great game because you never knew when Northview was going to make the comeback. It just was not allowed with Billy Hennessy leading the defense and Coach Lopez directing them. Holman finally came with some surprises. So proud of all. Side note talked to Northview coach Perez after the game, a class act, his demeanor is the same in victory as in defeat. I totally admire his character! Remember iron sharpens iron, Northview always brings the best out of San Dimas. Can’t wait for the playoffs.

  6. S.O.'s Gravatar S.O.
    October 5, 2019 - 6:00 am | Permalink

    Awsome Saints! Cuda is right to give thanks to the hogs! Defense stepped up too! Way to go boys!

Leave a Reply