SPOTLIGHT GAME OF THE WEEK: Bassett at Magna Vista
Magna Vista and Bassett met in the postseason for the first time since 2006, just a week removed from their matchup in the regular-season finale last Friday.
Bassett's taken the last two, but the Warriors have home-field. Only one can move on from our spotlight game of the week.
We'll start in the first, when quarterback Dryus Hairston called his own number and had some room to run. He would punch it in later in the drive to put Magna Vista up 7-0.
Later in the quarter, Bassett back to punt, but it's blocked by the Warriors front line. Magna Vista was all over that football deep inside Bengals territory.
The Warriors cash in right away, on the sweep to senior Louis Taylor, and Magna Vista takes a 14-0 lead.
A whole new season, indeed, as the Warriors, looking to tack on in the second quarter. Hairston found Tyler Johnson over the middle for another big gain down inside the Bassett 10 yard line.
This time Hairston wants to throw one, looking end zone, but a great job by the Bengals to force the incompletion. Dylan Hairfield and Armahn Walker Muse were there on the stop. Warriors settle for a field goal.
They got one more crack at it to end the half, and this time, on play-action, there's nobody to stop them. Ty Grant brought it to the house. Magna Vista took a 23-0 lead into the halftime locker room.
In the fourth quarter, Bengals down 30, but they finally broke through on a nice touchdown catch by Keshaun Valentine.
It was too little, too late. The Warriors avenge their five-turnover performance from a week ago and take down Bassett 36-7 to advance to the second round.
Five different Warriors found the end zone and Magna Vista's defense clamped down to win this rematch over the Bassett Bengals. Magna Vista will travel north to take on the two-seed in Northside next Friday in the regional semifinals.