For AVC, close is not enough

first_img AVC is ninth in the conference in offense, averaging just 232.4 total yards per game. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Marauders are 16-3 all-time against VVC, with their only losses to the Rams coming in the last three meetings. The good news for AVC is that VVC features a run-oriented offense that plays into the Marauders’ strength. Led by running back Mark Moore (161.2 all-purpose yards per game), the Rams boast the conference’s most productive rushing offense, which is averaging 258.2 yards per game. AVC is ranked No. 2 in the conference in rushing defense, allowing 137.4 yards per game in that category. Sophomore defensive back Jason Young (35 tackles) and Jon Ikahihifo (31 tackles) are among AVC’s top defenders. The bad news for the Marauders is that they’ll be looking to get their sputtering offense on track against a tough defense that’s ranked third in the conference, allowing 311.6 total yards per game. LANCASTER – Simply put, victories have been hard to come by for the Antelope Valley College football team these days. Last week, the Marauders had to settle for a moral victory in holding their own for 3 quarters against a formidable Mt. San Jacinto team before allowing two late touchdowns in a 19-0 Foothill Conference loss. AVC (0-5, 0-3) hopes to capitalize on a great chance to claim an actual victory when it plays a 1 p.m. game at Victor Valley of Victorville (1-4, 0-3) today. The Marauders look to snap an 11-game losing streak, the longest skid in Brent Carders’ 35-plus-year coaching career and the second longest since 1949-51, when AVC lost 17 in a row. last_img read more