Martinez's field goal lifts up King City

Martinez's field goal lifts up King City

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Martinez's field goal lifts up King City

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The King City High football team got a 42-yard field goal from Carlos Martinez late in the fourth quarter, and it proved to be the difference as it defeated Soledad 9-7 Friday night.

Martinez’s field goal came with 3:21 to go in the game.

On Soledad’s ensuing possession following Martinez’s field goal, King City’s Jacob Flores intercepted a pass, virtually sealing the contest.

Chase Barbree had a 10-yard touchdown to Jared Davis, giving King City a 6-0 lead that it took into half.

Soledad’s Jeremiah Murillo scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter, giving Soledad a 7-6 lead for a brief moment.

With the win, King City improved to 3-1 in the Mission Trail Athletic League and 4-3 overall.

Soledad dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in MTAL play.

King City travels to Pebble Beach next weekend to play Stevenson. Soledad will play Marina in its first home game in six weeks.

* Greenfield 40, Gonzales 36: At Greenfield, the Bruins put together 21 consecutive points and then held off Gonzales on the final play of the game in a battle of winless teams.

On the final play of the game, a Bruins defender swatted a Gonzales pass ticketed to a receiver.

Gonzales led 22-19 at half and boosted it to 29-19 before Greenfield scored three consecutive touchdowns.

Greenfield’s Alfonso Rubio had three interceptions. Angel Natal had 133 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. David Ayala had 109 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

Gonzales’ Brian Rosas had a 95-yard kick return for a touchdown.

Girls volleyball

* Soledad 3, Stevenson 2: At Soledad, the Aztecs rallied to beat the Pirates 25-12, 13-25, 21-25, 27-25, 16-14.

Soledad’s Maria Godoy had 14 kills and Yesenia Chavez had nine kills and three blocks.

The Aztecs play host to King City on Tuesday.

Men’s soccer

* Hartnell 7, Skyline 0: At Hartnell, the Panthers justified their latest NorCal and state ranking by routing Skyline to go 10-2-3 overall and 6-0-2 in conference.

In ratings announced Friday Hartnell is No. 1 in Northern California and No. 2 in the state.

Hartnell scored four goals in the first half against Skyline with Jose Mendoza netting the first two. Albert Garcia and Santos Ortiz followed.

Scoring in the second half for the Panthers was Patricio Ortiz, Jose Ruelas and Luis Rodriguez.

Hartnell is home to West Valley on Tuesday.

Field hockey

* North Salinas 0, Notre Dame 0: At Palma, it was the first league of the year the Vikings didn’t win as they tied the Spirit to go 9-0-1.

Ana Newman had eight saves for Notre Dame and Ruby Wong had two.

Ashley Longoria of North Salinas was praised for her all-around effort.

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