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A runner for the Jr. Pee Wee Falcons breaks loose against the Vista Panthers during an 8-12 loss in the D3 Championship game. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)
Heartbreaking end to a great season

The Jr. Pee Wee Falcons fell to a tough Vista Panthers team, 8-12, in the Pop Warner D3 Championship football game on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Scripps Ranch High School.

The game was a tight, hard-fought contest as the Jr. Pee Wee Falcons were leading with a little more than two minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Falcons attempted a pass and the quarterback came under pressure as he threw the ball. Unfortunately, a Panthers player intercepted the pass and ran it back for a touchdown. That play was the deciding factor, sealing the game and eventually leading to a victory for the Vista Jr. Pee Wee team.

(photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

Players on the Jr. Pee Wee Falcons team have everything to be proud of since they had an extremely successful season. The team earned its place in the playoffs following a tremendous regular season.

In the first round of playoff action, the Falcons Jr. Pee Wee team shut out Rancho Penasquitos, 42-0 on Nov. 4. Last weekend, the Jr. Pee Wee Falcons scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to defeat the Temecula Golden Kodiaks, 14-0 on Nov. 11 at Scripps Ranch High School. Because of that victory, the team earned its place in yesterday's D3 Championship game at Scripps Ranch High School.

Photos by Ralph LoVuolo. Visit ralphlovuolophotography.com.

(photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

(photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

(photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

The Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Cheer squad kept the crowd lively as they encouraged the home team. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

(photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

The Jr. Pee Wee Falcons team captains await the coin toss before what would become their last game of the 2017 season. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)