The game was in the Monarchs hands. With only two minutes left in the final quarter, Exeter led at 19-13.

The Monarch's could taste the victory. They were about to take away the defending ESL champs winning streak.

Then Dinuba quarterback Duran Orosco passed the ball seventeen yards on what appeared to be a sack. On his way to the ground, Orosco found and connected with Effrain Renteria in the endzone. A kick later, the Emperors sealed the victory at 19-20.

Dinuba ran out the clock and left the Monarchs with their first league loss.

Dinuba finished the game with 249 passing yards over Exeter's 137.

Dinuba is now 5-0 for the season and 2-0 in the league. Exeter is 2-3 for the season and 1-1 in league.

The scoring started at the hands of the Emperors with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Chavarria in the second quarter. The Monarchs came back at the close of the half when Branch connected with Morgan Munger on a 22-yard pass to tie the game at seven.

The tie didn't last as Orosco found Chavarria again in the last second of the half. The 13-yard pass put the Emperors up again at 7-13.

Exeter opened the half with a 26-yard carry by Denno Daly into the endzone to tie it up again at 13.

Exeter looked to make the final touchdown of the game in the third quarter when Branch ran the ball in one yard.

The Monarchs attempted a two-point conversion to add to the lead. The attempt failed leaving the game at 19-13.

The Monarchs have won just one of the last six home games and are 8-18 in their last 26 games.

The Monarchs offense only allowed two turnovers in the game while their defense made one interception and two turnovers on the Emperor offense.

Both the offensive and defensive games suffered when junior two-way standout, Eric Capello, went out in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

Munger had his first career Touchdown in the game while sophomore Chris Parker grabbed his first interception and first reception. Quarterback Drew Branch now has passed for 4,576 yards in 25 starts, with 40 touchdowns.

Cory Griffin now totals 113 receptions for 1,678 yards. He is just eight catches away from tying the school record, 121, set by Matt Hutcheson.

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