All this after Apple Valley was held to minus-12 yards in the scoreless first half by San Gorgonio’s defense. “We never panicked,” said Ambers, a junior running back. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Ambers added a 57-yard TD run with 1 minute, 46 seconds to play to sap whatever momentum the Spartans had remaining. “We had the momentum,” San G. coach Randy Stevens said, clearly irritated with a hit he felt was very avoidable. “Then our gfuy hits their punter. I don’t understand it.” Ambers finished with 173 yards rushing on 26 carries, helping Apple Valley improve to a 4-1 start that’s bound to catch attention throughout the Mojave River League, which begins play next week. San Gorgonio (2-3) suffered its third consecutive loss despite two touchdowns by senior running back Jeremiah Wortham. Wortham ran for a 10-yard TD with 10:18 to play, narrowing AV’s advantage to 10-7, and he hooked up with junior quarterback Eric Charles for a 43-yard touchdown pass that cut AV’s lead to 17-14 with 5:48 to go. APPLE VALLEY – Just when San Gorgonio had reasons to smile, Apple Valley found its missing offense and cashed in on a mistake that gave the Sun Devils momentum they never relinquished. Anthony Ambers raced 80 yards for a touchdown on AV’s first play after San G. was charged with a 5-yard penalty for running into Sun Devils punter Greg Gilmer, igniting a 22-point fourth-quarter explosion that carried AV past San Gorgonio, 32-14, in a nonleague prep football game seen by an estimated 1,000 Friday night at gusty Newton T. Bass Stadium. “They came to play,” Ambers said. “So did we.” “Apple Valley kept their composure and we didn’t,” Stevens said. AV’s Thomas Norwood buried San Gogo for good when he scooped up a fumble with less than a minute to play and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown for the Sun Devils’ final TD of the evening. Charles completed 10 of 18 passes for 102 yards … five to Wortham for 68 yards. Cory Johnson caught a 27-yard TD pass from AV quarterback Armando Nunez with 7:20 in the third period, 2 1/2 minutes after Apple Valley collected a safety when San G. sent a punt snap through the back of its own end zone 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!