Desert Oasis was without running back Christian Vaughn, one of the state’s leading rushers, tonight for its Southwest League game against Spring Valley.
Instead, it was Alvin Pomare’s turn to put up big numbers.
Pomare rushed for about 300 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Diamondbacks to a 28-20 victory and keep their playoff hopes alive.
“It was a grind. We had to grind it out,” Desert Oasis coach Mike Ovens said.
Pomare also filled in for an injured player on defense at linebacker.
“He’ll be sore tomorrow,” Ovens said.
If Desert Oasis wins its final two games, against Clark and Silverado, it would reach the postseason. Regardless, it will finish with a .500 record — not bad considering it didn’t win a game last season.
“We are still alive,” Ovens said. “Worst-case scenario is we are a .500 team. That would be a feather to hang our cap on.”