Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 | 11:45 p.m.
Senior wide receiver Shane Barnes caught seven passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns to catapult Eldorado into the win column Friday night for the first time this year.
The Sundevils (1-3) had their best defensive performance of the season in their 28-6 home win over the Bonanza Bengals (2-3).
“Our defensive line played their butts off today,” Eldorado coach Robert Cutts said. “Their rushing game couldn’t get past the first level all night.”
Entering the game, Eldorado’s defense was allowing 39.6 points per game.
But after Eldorado took a 14-6 lead into halftime, the defense shut out the Bengals in the second half and forced five turnovers.
The three interceptions and two fumble recoveries allowed Eldorado to snap its three-game losing streak and get some much-needed momentum before league play starts.
Quarterback Devin Dabbs completed 15-of-22 for 186 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another for Eldorado.
Next week the Sundevils host a winless Valley squad before starting league play against Foothill the following week.
“The players realized the opportunity we have during these two weeks, and now we just have to take advantage of it,” Cutts said.