By Mike Miller
The Thacher football team was inches away from claiming a CIF Southern Section title Saturday afternoon, but it was not to be. The Toads fell to a talented Mojave Mustang team, 21-20.
Thacher jumped out to a 14-0 first half lead, but then Mojave stormed back to score 21 unanswered points to take the lead. Late in the game, Thacher scored again and head coach Jeff Hooper went for the two-point try, but the Toads were stopped just short.
In the final seconds of the game, Thacher had another chance to win the game, but their field goal attempt was blocked and Mojave narrowly escaped with the win. See Wednesday's Ojai Valley News for more information on the CIF-SS Finals.