BY ALONZO AMBROCIO
Holtville High School Viking Page Edition
Twenty five years ago, the Holtville Vikings won the C.I.F Championship against Mt. Empire. The final score was 41-6. The head coach for the 1992 championship team was Sam Faulk. Quarterback Anthony Iten threw three touchdowns to help capture the win and secure the championship. In 2011, they finally were rewarded with the glorious piece of jewelry known as the prestigious C.I.F ring.
“It was a cold night, that is for sure. I remember every time I went up to kick the ball, I felt like I broke my foot,” said Ricardo Ambrocio, former Kicker and Defensive Tackle. During the 80’s and 90’s, the official C.I.F playoff rules were yet to be put into effect. The Vikings had an incredible record, including a blowout (30-0) against their old time rivals, the Imperial Tigers.
During the season, Anthony Iten relied on his primary receiver, Harvey Ramos. The running game was handled by Brandon Garewal and Sean Polangco. The Vikings averaged 26 points a game. The defense was lead by Jack Vessey, Glen Rolfe, and Jonathan Turner (brother of the current Vikings head coach Jason Turner).
This upcoming Vikings season, the players have set many goals, but one notable one is to add 2017 onto the Vikings rafters. Justin Stacy, a player from the 1992 team, is helping out the current football team to also get to live the moment he experienced. The Vikings currently hold a record of 2-1 in the 2017-2018 season.