Ocean View High senior quarterback Braden Crabtree was firmly in the grasp of Estancia High senior linebacker Mario Mondragon.
The fourth-and-one quarterback sneak seemed destined to fail, giving the Eagles the ball back down just five points late in the fourth quarter. But Crabtree never stopped moving his legs.
“I just knew I wasn’t going down,” Crabtree said. “I was not going to let them take me down. Then I thought the whistle was going to blow, and the whistle didn’t blow. I was just like, ‘I’ve got to reach it out.’ I reached as far as I could and I got it, so it felt pretty good when I got back up.”
The second effort gave the Seahawks a first down at the Estancia 25-yard-line with about two minutes to go. The gritty play not only helped secure Ocean View’s 12-7 nonleague football victory at Orange Coast College, but it seemed symbolic of a game in which nothing seemed to come easy.Advertisement
Source : https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/sports/story/2019-09-19/ocean-view-football-hangs-on-to-beat-estancia176