Rio Mesa Coach John Reardon expected a close game against his team's biggest rival Friday night, and he got just that as his Spartans pulled out a 19-15 victory over Camarillo with just 2:04 left in the game at Rio Mesa on a 31-yard touchdown run on a reverse by Chris Davidson.
"I knew as soon as the play was called that we would score," said Rio Mesa quarterback Steve Carolan. "We started out slow, but I knew if it was a close game we would win it."
Camarillo still had a chance to win the game in the final minute, but Rio Mesa defensive back Geoff Freedman intercepted a pass from Mike Henry to end the threat.
Camarillo scored first when Tim Simonsgaard kicked a 28-yard field goal in the first quarter, but Rio Mesa took a 7-3 lead on Manual Sanchez' 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.