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A 26-14 win over Farmersville has advanced the Corcoran High School varsity football team to Div. V Valley semi-finals, which will be held tomorrow (Friday) in Mendota. A win there would put Corcoran in the Valley championship next week.

Against Farmersville and the number one quarterback in the section, Corcoran fared very well.

“We went to Farmersville to face the ‘best’ QB in the valley. I guess we did not get the memo because the Panther defense treated him like another with relentless pressure and blanket coverage by our secondary,” Coach Rich Lane said. “Specifically, from Alex Sarmienta who held the ‘best’ receiver in the valley to only three catches.”

On offense Corcoran turned in several great performances as well.

“Offensively we did an outstanding job with the O-line providing protection and opening some choice holes. Trent Olmos led us on the ground with some punishing runs that helped to wear down the Aztec defense.”

Offensive player of the game was Nico Portillo, who had 263 yards passing including two touchdown passes. He also rushed for 24 yards including a touchdown. On the receiving end of most of those passes was senior Dillon Fugate. Fugate ended the night with one touchdown and 171 yards receiving. Those stats earned him the overall player of the game for CHS.

Markeese Jones caught four passes for 49 yards and one touchdown and Omar Del Angel, Da’Shaun Henderson and Legary Austin also had receptions for the Panthers.

On the ground Trent Olmos led the team with 79 yards rushing on 22 carries and one touchdown and Marcos Romero had 19 yards on five carries.

Defensive player of the game was Desmond Curtis who had seven tackles and four sacks for CHS. Aidan Viveros had eight tackles and two sacks. Other players to record tackles were Ricky Ybarra, who had five, Austin had four and Kalub Muthana, Fugate, Sarmienta and Olmos each had three tackles for Corcoran.

Corcoran will travel to Mendota to face the number four seed Mendota High School. Game time is 7 p.m.

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