Foothill wins over Amador Valley with 2 late-game touchdowns

Hard-fought game at packed stadium ends season for cross-town rivals

The Foothill High School Falcons walloped the Dons from Amador Valley High School Thursday night 21-7 with two fourth-quarter touchdowns on the Foothill field.

A packed stadium on a cool, clear night cheered and gasped as the cross-town rivals battled it out. Foothill led Amador Valley 7-0 at half-time, but the Dons quickly came back to tie the game. That was the score--7-7--at the start of the fourth quarter with the Dons driving toward a tie-breaking goal only to fail to make enough yardage for a field goal.

A fourth-down punt gave Foothill the ball at its own 13 yard line, setting the Falcons on a march down the field that gave quarterback Tommy Paulson a chance to connect with two passes and a touchdown.

Paulson connected again late in the game, giving Foothill the game-ending 21-7 lead over Amador Valley.


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Posted by Lugnut
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Nov 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

When will Amador's coach retire? Anyone know?

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Posted by Sue
a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Why? He's got more Sportsmanship that Sweeney will ever think about having.

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Posted by foothill fan
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Nov 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

I think maybe the article left out a very important part of the game, the part about the kid who caught the 2 interceptions near the end of the was because of him that Foothill secured the win.Give credit where credit is due!

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