by JULIAN BARCENAS
Friday was the time of the football season the whole community of Visalia waits for. It was time for the El Diamanté Miners to face off with the Golden West Blazers for something more valuable and symbolic than a trophy, the saddle. This game never fails to fill the Groppetti Stadium. The game began to kick into gear in the second quarter with a touchdown by senior running back, Keylan Liles, with a 6-yard run. Golden West later answered back to that touchdown with a field goal. The Miners did not go into halftime without making a statement that they meant business with a 32-yard pass by junior quarterback Joey Vink to senior wide receiver Kamarea Stephens for a touchdown. In the middle of the third quarter, Joey Vink scored another passing touchdown, meeting up with junior, Mason Garispe, in the end zone, making the score 21-3. By the time the final whistle blew and the time struck zero, the Miners came up on top 28-10, bringing the saddle back to its rightful place on campus.