For the second time this season, Ramona Pop Warner’s Pee Wee Dawg Pack faced the Wildomar Tigers — this time in the first playoff game. Dawg Pack coaches agree the Ramona team played well, but the score at the end of the game was Tigers 12, Pack 6.
The Tigers scored two touchdowns in the first quarter. Heading into the second quarter, Colton Snyder of the Dawg Pack completed the catch for a first down. The Pack put its only points on the board when Shawn Coane took the ball to the end zone.
The defense held the Tigers scoreless heading into the half with Snyder snagging an interception.
The third quarter brought an intense battle with both teams trying to move the ball and the back-and-forth action continuing into the fourth quarter. Coane’s quarterback sneak brought hopes of the Pack being able to take the ball into the end zone, but the Tigers defense held.
Nathan Kiddoo gave the Pack its final chance of evening the score by causing a fumble. The clock ran down with the Tigers having possession, and they secured the win.
The Pack played hard on both sides of the ball and each player had a significant contribution to the successes the boys had on the field, said their coaches. The defense did an outstanding job the entire game, holding the Tigers to very little gains and never permitting them to score beyond the first quarter.
The Dawg Pack will have a few more opportunities to secure a win before the season is over and wrapping it up at the Packwood Bowl in November.