For the second week, the Jr. PeeWee Attack Dawgs of Ramona fought with the heart of a champion, only to come up short in Murrieta.
When the boys from Ramona took to the field on Sept. 26, it was well over 100 degrees, and an incredible battle for field position began, a battle thatlasted the entire game.
The Attack Dawgs seemed to gain the upper hand in this match for field position with the help of kicker Lucas Lotero, who pinned the Bravehawks deep in their own territory several times, but Ramona’s offense could not take advantage.
So, once again it was the tough Attack Dawgs defense that kept them in the game.
Hard hitting linebackers Ethan Blackburn and Dylan Imig shut down Murrieta’s running with multiple stops for negative yards, and Blackburn also had one of two fumble recoveries for the Dawgs.
Not only did Ramona have to face a well coached Murrieta team in triple-degree temperature, but it seemed questionable officiating played a major role in the games outcome.
The Bravehawks had the ball on Ramona’s 37 yard line with 31 seconds left in the game, and the Attack Dawgs got back-to-back 15 yard penalties on what observers called questionable calls, setting up Murrieta’s offense on the 7 yard line.
Murrieta scored with 27 seconds left to play, which was all they needed for their 6-0 victory over the Attack Dawgs of Ramona.