Family effort leads East to All Star 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 near the West’s 10-yard-line.

Three plays later Brent returned favor with a seven-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.

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. Other local players included Woodlake's Abraham Rodriguez and Strathmore's Sam Villagomez.

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