Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 | 11:59 p.m.
Logan Clogston’s 2-point conversion reception on a pass from Kyle Holmes with about one minute to play Friday night was the difference in the Arbor View football team’s thrilling 22-21 win over Desert Pines.
Arbor View trailed 21-7 at halftime, but had all of the momentum in the fourth quarter. Going for the win with the 2-point conversion instead of kicking the extra point to bring overtime was an easy decision, coach Matt Gerber said.
“When we scored, it was a no-brainer in my mind because we were moving the ball and we had momentum,” Gerber said.
The Aggies were also moving the ball in the first half, but couldn’t stop turning the ball over. Isaiah Rubin had an interception return for a touchdown to help Desert Pines build its lead.
“We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot in the first half,” Gerber said.
Arbor View dominated the line of scrimmage in the second half and Makhai Donaldson took advantage of the running room in rushing for 250 yards and two scores on 28 carries. Richard Washington had eight carries for 50 yards.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Arbor View, who next week opens league play against Bishop Gorman.
Desert Pines scored two touchdowns in the first half on scoring strikes from Rjay Tagataese to Lavon Brown.