The Wildcats weren’t able to put the game away until late in the fourth quarter when tight end Lance Evboumwan made a one-handed diving 20 yard catch in the corner of the end zone on a fourth down play. It was the third of three touchdown passes for Ronnie Fouch. Redlands East Valley got all it could handle from Eisenhower, before coming away with a 29-15 victory over the Eagles Friday night at Eisenhower. “It’s always a tough game against Eisenhower, they’re very physical and they match up well against us,” said Redlands East Valley Coach Kurt Bruich. “We knew it was going to be a struggle coming in.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But it took Fouch and the Wildcats’ offense an entire half to finally get warmed up. Both teams struggled offensively in the first half. The Eagles’ rushing attack stalled on several occasions while the Wildcats were unable to move the ball through the air due in large part to their inability to handle the pass rush. “Their pass rush was great,” said Fouch. “And they were only bringing four.” Turnovers also played a huge role as both teams saw potential scoring drives turned away due to costly fumbles and interceptions. The game appeared as though it would remain scoreless going into the half until the Eagles fumbled in their own territory and were unable to stop Fouch from completing three of his four passes, including an 11-yard strike to Isaiah Burel with five seconds remaining. “Our safety was a fraction of a second away from making that play,” said Eisenhower Coach Julius McChristian. “You take that away, we go into the half 0-0 and we walk away from this game I believe victorious.” The third quarter saw a both teams scoring at will, Eisenhower on the ground and Redlands East Valley through the air. The Eagles would take an 8-7 lead midway through the third after a one-yard run by Courtney Randall, only to have the Wildcats answer with a touchdown drive and successful two-point conversion of their own to take a 15-7 lead. “Our team never thinks they’re going to lose, which is hurting us at times, said Bruich. Less the a minute later the Eagles would tie the game with the help of a 70 yard touchdown run by William Woods but Eisenhower’s power running style finally caught up with them, as Randall appeared visibly shaken and had to be helped off the field twice; the second time on a failed fourth down conversion. With Randall a non-factor the Wildcats were finally able to contain Eisenhower’s running, allowing them to control the clock and pull away for the victory with back to back scoring drives. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!