Sage Ritchie's punt block at the end of the third quarter inspired the offense to score four TDs in the last quarter.
Mike Eliason

Marvin Millett rushed for 137 yards on just seven carries and scored two touchdowns, and SBCC exploded for 29 points in the fourth quarter, rallying for a 49-21 victory at Antelope Valley College in an American Pacific League football game on Saturday.

The win was the seventh in a row for the Vaqueros (7-1, 5-0), tying the single-season school record. They’ll go for a record eighth straight next Saturday at Santa Monica.

SBCC trailed 21-20 going into the fourth quarter as Antelope Valley capitalized on a pair of turnovers and scored two touchdowns. The Vaqueros, however, took care of business in the final 15 minutes. After Sage Ritchie blocked an AVC punt to end the third quarter, SBCC reclaimed the lead on a 12-yard touchdown run by Cedric Cooper, with Cooper carrying a defender into the end zone. Millett ran around the left side for a two-point conversion and a 28-21 lead.

A fired-up SBCC defense forced a three and out and the Vaqueros took over at the AVC 45. On the sixth play of the drive, Edwards threw a wide receiver screen pass to Royce Finley and he took 14 yards for a touchdown and a 35-21 lead with 11:10 left in the game.

SBCC was now in full control of the game. After another three and out by AVC, Millett took a handoff and bolted 51 yards for his second touchdown of the game. The lead was now 42-21. He had a 58 yarder in the first half.

The Vaqueros fumbled on their first possession of the second half and AVC capitalized. The Marauders scored on a 1-yard run and took a 21-20

AVC had a chance to expand the lead with a field goal, but SBCC’s Khaliel Ahmed Shegog blocked the 33-yard attempt. That play gave the Vaqueros new energy and they dominated the rest of the way.

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