Coming off a heartbreaking 22-8 loss to Calipatria High two weeks ago, the Holtville High football team knew it needed to rebound in a big way against Palo Verde on Friday.
A few changes were made to the offense, but the main game plan stayed intact as Holtville continued to stress its running game.
The Vikings carried out everything as planned as they ran roughshod over Palo Verde, winning 24-9 and racking up more than 260 yards on the ground.
Leading the ground attack was senior fullback Jared Brady. The perfect compliment to inside/outside halfback Frank Lopez, Brady pounded the Yellow Jackets for 135 yards, a touchdown and two two-point conversions.
"We had that loss to Calipat, but we just had to put that behind us. We changed some things on offense and we were just pumped for this game," said the 17-year-old Brady. "All year we've been a running team and we wanted to stick to it. I think if anything, our offensive line won that game for us. They never took a play off and just made every block they had to."