Extra point leaves Burbank behind in football matchup

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FINLEY - It came down to the kicking game for River View and Burbank on Friday night in a narrowly contested game that was decided by a single extra point. Senior kicker Diego Mendoza knocked home the game-clinching tally to give River View a 20-19 win over Burbank in SCAC 1A play after a one-yard run from Austin Weatherby knotted the score with time slipping away.

Diego Mendoza's brother Alfonso Espinosa kicked the other critical extra point for River View after a 20-yard pass to Justin Grow in the first quarter, but he sprained his ankle after River View's second touchdown on a failed point-after-attempt, which called his brother into duty for the final point of the game.

Burbank was led by 60 yards on the ground from Forest Gordon, including a 25-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and two touchdown passes from Heath Lawrence.

Burbank hosts Connell Friday.

River View 20, Burbank 19

Burbank 7 6 0 6 - 19

River View 7 0 6 7 - 20

Bur. - Gordon 25-yard run.

RV - Grow 20-yard from Weatherby.

Bur. - Smith 25-yard pass from Lawrence.

RV - Watt 30-yard run.

Bur. - Smith 5-yard pass from Lawrence.

RV - Weatherby 1-yard run.

Burbank River View

First downs 8 15

Rushes/yards 16/60 33/195

Passing yards 94 102

Passes (att-comp-int) 9-27-3 7-12-1

Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-yards 6-60 17-135

Individual Statistics

RUSHING - Burbank: Gordon 16-60; River View Watt 28-175, Welch 3-18, Weatherby 2-2.

PASSING - Burbank: Lawrence 9-27; River View: Weatherby 7-12.

RECEIVING - Burbank: Long 2-23, Smith 3-16, Garcia 10-71, Ireland 2-0; River View: Grow 4-62, Farnsworth 2-19, Bartlett 2-21.

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