Name : Jake Denerson
School : Glendora
Sport : Football
Grade : Senior
Position : Quarterback
Photos by Gwen Pointer
Boys Athlete of the Week:
Jake Denerson accomplished something on Friday night that both shocked and impressed the SGV area football world, and that included those in attendance at Covina District Field.
After riding the pine for three quarters, GHS coach Brandon Rohrer called Denerson’s number in the hopes of shaking things up in the fourth period.
The only problem for JD was what he saw on the scoreboard.
South Hills had a commanding 27-point lead in the Tartans regular season finale.
How confident could Jake have been after losing the starting QB job a couple weeks ago?
Apparently, it hadn’t waned in the slightest, because Denerson threw a 34-yard scoring strike to Robert Solis, a 20-yard TD pass to Charlie Bell, and his 6-yard TD to Decker DeGraaf got GHS to within 41-34.
Denerson would tie the game with 59 seconds remaining in regulation on a 7-yard TD run.
Zach Ford gave Glendora its first lead of the game when he rumbled in from four yards out in OT.
South Hills answered right back, but they went for a two-point conversion and the win.
GHS, however, stuffed Gary San Angelo short of the goal line, and GHS pulled off nothing short of a miracle victory, which included recovering an onside kick late in Thursday’s contest.
Denerson completed 13-of-19 for 248 yards.
GHS finished 4-6 overall and second (2-1) in the Citrus 4 League.
Up next: the Tartans will get their playoff opponent on Sunday at 10 am.
To view the brackets at that time, go to www.cifss.org
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