Beaumont soccer team lost on Friday night on the scoreboard against Citrus Valley, but senior receiver Gabriel Nunez posted a record loss of 52-29.
Nunez made 25 assists at 250 yards per game, breaking the record for most catches per game. The previous record was 19 receptions with Marshal Jones of Palo Verde Valley in 1991. According to the Cal-Hi Sports Book of Records, Nunez’s total number of meetings is the fourth highest in state history.
Nunez caught 118 assists in his senior season. It is also a new domestic record breaking the previous 111 catches by Jaylen Matthews of San Gorgonio in 2018. Beaumont has secured a playoff spot, so Nunez will have at least one more game to add to his total. The state’s record for the largest catch in a single season is 152, set in 2011 by Logan Smith of Folsom Vista del Lago.
Christopher Cooper of Beaumont has completed 39 of 53 assists for 433 yards and two touchdowns and also scored once on the ground. The 39 completions coincided with the Sal Tello record for inland navigation (Palo Verde Valley, 2003).
Citrus Valley was led offensively by quarterback Brockton Lium (326 yards, four touchdowns) and backward Jeremiah Claiborne (202 yards, two touchdowns).
FEATURES OF OTHER GAMES
Centenary 64, Crown 0: Jason Cortez and Cameron Jones each jumped two touchdowns when the Husky (10-0, 5-0) won the Big VIII League title. Carter Plehve returned the interception 102 yards for a touchdown.
Vista Murrieta 65, Murrieta Mesa 7: Gavin Galzote threw 150 yards and landed three times when the Broncos (8-2, 4-1) won the Southwest League game. Grant Wayne, Markis Woodson and Matthew Caldera have scored two touchdowns each.
North 35, Rancho Verde 20: Jaidin Gamble made two touchdown passes and Venasio Mikaele dashed 147 yards and made a couple of touchdowns when the huskies (10-0) won the illegal game. Ason Elliot had six catches on 117 yards and a touchdown, as well as one goal on the ground.
Ukaipa 42, Redlands East Valley 14: Emmanuel Barajas threw himself for four touchdowns when the Thunderbirds (7-3, 2-3) won the Citrus Belt League game.
Montclair 28, Wilson 20: Eric Harrison threw two touchdowns and also made a touchdown pass when the Cavaliers (6-4, 2-1) won the game of Mt. Baldy 4 League and secured a place in the playoffs.
Santiago 38, king 30: Dominic Tubbs made a 285-yard pass and gave Bryce Parker three touchdowns when the Sharks (3-7, 2-3) won the Big VIII League game. Parker had 10 hauls for 192 yards.
Silverado 41, Barstow 0: Ian Wilson made three touchdown passes when the Hawks (5-5, 4-0) immediately claimed the Desert Sky League title.
Norte Vista 56, La Sierra 0: Jesse Carvajal, Eddie Allen and CJ Richardson shot together 399 yards and four touchdowns, with the Braves (9-0, 5-0) taking the River Valley League title straight away. Norte Vista recorded its sixth shutout of the season and fourth in a league game.
Kaiser 48, Carter 12: Jonathan Marshall Jr. scored four touchdowns when the Cats (4-5, 2-1) won the Sunkist League game. Kiel Tyler scored two touchdowns.
Patriot 17, Arlington 14: Brandon Lopez rushed to two touchdowns when the Warriors (5-5, 2-3) won the River Valley League game.
Hamilton 26, Nuview Bridge 20: Jamal Robinson threw 120 yards for a touchdown and also threw a touchdown pass when the Lynxes (5-4, 4-1) won their share of the South Valley League championship. Hunter Blackmore made a couple of landing passes to Ethan Scott.
CSDR 64, United Christian Academy 20: Trevin Adams threw six touchdown assists and ran for two more counts as the Cubs (9-0, 4-0) won the Victory League game. Enos Zamora and Felix Gonzalez both caught two touchdown passes. Jory Valencia has made three passes, giving him 11 interceptions this season.
Hesperia Christian 60, Valley Lucerne 0: Will Olson has four touchdowns – pass, break, fumble back and hit back – when the Patriots (6-2, 3-0) won the Agape League title.