West Ranch football’s schedule has only gotten tougher as the season has progressed.
Last week, the Wildcats suffered a 35-6 loss to Hart. This week, they face Valencia, who remains undefeated in Foothill League play.
The Cats are anchored by their ground game with running backs LaRon Huff and Ryan Camacho. Huff has 651 yards and seven touchdowns on 101 carries and Camacho has 506 yards and four touchdowns on 53 carries.
Kuan Glasgow has been a top scorer as a receiver with six touchdowns and 333 yards on 18 catches.
The Vikings up the ante with a swarm-to-the-ball defense that has allowed only 24 points in three league games and a duo of running backs of their own.
Moises Haynes has scored 14 rushing touchdowns on 114 carries this season, but will be a game-time decision tonight due to an ankle injury. That leaves Jayvaun Wilson, who has 13 touchdowns on 44 carries.
Luring Paialii and Jake Santos are both options at running back as well as Mykael Wright, a receiver who stepped in at the position for two rushing touchdowns last week against Saugus.
“Mykael, he’s an athlete,” said Wilson. “You can play him at any position and he’ll do great at it. Even if it’s on d-line.”
With two more games remaining in the league season, Valencia is set on ending the season on a dominant note.
“If we keep pounding like we do, not just in the run game but the pass game and play as a team,” Haynes said. “we shouldn’t have a problem finishing off this season and we should be good to go for playoffs.”