All-Star cousins team up in East win

Trapped deep in his own territory, former Granite Hills quarterback Bear Pascoe relied on family to bail him out in the second quarter of the Tulare-Kings All Star Football Game Friday at Bob Mathias Stadium in Tulare.

Facing a third-and-long from their own 10-yard-line Pascoe lobbed the football 54-yards down the East sideline were former Exeter Monarch and cousin Brent Pascoe was outrunning the West team's defensive back. The ball fluttered just out of reach of the diving defender into the arms of Brent who carried the ball all the way down near the West’s 10-yard-line.

"When the ball was in the air I was thinking I cannot miss this, this might be the only one I get all game," Brent Pascoe said. "Half the people in the stands were our family and I was hoping to get something like that."

Three plays later Brent returned favor with three-yard touchdown pass to cousin Bear after taking the ball on and end-around.

The East used the momentum from the Pascoe to Pascoe connections to win the game 21-10. Bear Pascoe led the way for the East squad throwing for 90 yards and rushing for 30 more. '

"Bear is an awesome player and he works so hard at what he does," Brent said. "It was great getting the chance to be on the field with my cousin."

East got on the board again in the third quarter when Granite Hills running back Rudy Ramirez scampered for a 24-yard touchdown run. Redwood's Greg Duncan put the game out of reach with a one-yard run with under four minutes to play to make it 21-3.

The East coach was Central Valley Christian head coach Mark Gambini who is a graduate of Exeter Union High School.

Lindsay's Tomas Cervantes ,who played his senior year as a lineman, played full back for the East squad and got his first carries since he was a junior.

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