Last-Se­cond Vic­tory

AVC ral­lies for vic­tory at home

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Sports - By BRIAN GOLDEN Val­ley Press Staff Writer

LAN­CASTER — He waited un­til last spring to hand in his gray shirt at Col­lege of the Canyons and trans­fer to An­te­lope Val­ley Col­lege.

He waited his turn as a good team­mate while a three-quar­ter­back re­volv­ing door fi­nally stopped for him.

So why wouldn’t Tyler Selvig wait un­til 18.2 sec­onds from the fin­ish to de­liver the Ma­raud­ers their most thrilling vic­tory of the sea­son Satur­day?

Af­ter abort­ing three pre­vi­ous AVC drives with a pair of in­ter­cep­tions and a fum­ble, the fresh­man AVC quar­ter­back from Elk Grove, Ill. calmly guided his team 60 yards down the field in nine plays in the fi­nal 2:54, find­ing Davon Jones wide open in the right cor­ner of the end zone for the 10-yard touch­down strike.

Lu­cas Seaton’s ex­tra point lifted AVC (2-1, 5-3) to a thrilling 21-20 vic­tory over a very good Mt. San Jac­into team (1-2, 6-2).

“We were al­ways con­fi­dent that we could come back and win this game,” said Selvig, who com­pleted 23-of-33 passes for 238 yards. “We have a lot of tal­ented play­ers on of­fense, and they all came to play on that fi­nal drive.”

Jaylen Miller car­ried 17 times for 117 yards and a touch­down.

Jones, the for­mer Quartz Hill stand­out, caught nine passes for 113 yards.

Er­rius Collins, the home run threat from Alabama, put up dif­fer­ent num­bers: he drew four pass in­ter­fer­ence penal­ties against an Ea­gles de­fense de­ter­mined not the let the speed burner from Birm­ing­ham get be­hind them.

There was no hint of the hero­ism to come as Mt. San Jac quar­ter­back Brett Vir­gil di­rected scor­ing drives of 76 and 83 yards in the first quar­ter.

Vir­gil capped the first drive with an 11-yard touch­down scram­ble. Sherod White ex­ploded 18 yards down the side­line for the se­cond TD.

With 1:13 left in the first half, the Ea­gles were first-and-goal at the AVC 9, but did not score. Jalen Per­due made two clutch de­nials in­side the 5 be­fore the vis­i­tors missed a 23-yard field goal.

Af­ter AVC tied the game on Jaylen Miller’s 12-yard run to open the fourth quar­ter, the vis­i­tors marched from their own 30 to first-and-goal at the AVC 6.

De­fen­sive end Da­mariay Crooms bat­ted Vigil’s pass in the air on se­cond down and AVC DT Regi­nald Wright came down with the ball to kill the threat.

Selvig’s se­cond in­ter­cep­tion with 8:00 to play set up the Ea­gles at the AVC 24.

Vir­gil plowed over from two yards out, but the vis­i­tors missed on a what

turned out to be a mon­u­men­tal two-point try.

“It may sound crazy, but it never even crossed my mind that we would lose this game,” AVC Coach Perry Jehlicka said. “We did need a lit­tle help from them to go for two there.

“But when they left the door open, we took ad­van­tage.”

ME­GAN WIDICK/Spe­cial to the Val­ley Press

BIG DAY — An­te­lope Val­ley Col­lege fresh­man run­ning back Jaylen O’Neil, seen here on Oct. 12 against Al­lan Han­cock, rushed for 117 yards on 17 car­ries and one touch­down in a 21-20 win against Mt. San Jac­into on Satur­day at Ma­rauder Sta­dium.

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