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Allan Hancock football uses strong second half to win Western State Bowl

Hancock Football wins Western State Bowl
Allan Hancock football won its second straight bowl game on Saturday night

ORCUTT, Calif. - After a lackluster start, Allan Hancock football finished the second half strong in its biggest game of the year.

The Bulldogs used two third quarter touchdowns en route to 14-9 win over Mount San Jacinto in the Western State Bowl played at Righetti High School on Saturday night.

The Eagles (8-3) led 3-0 at halftime before the momentum shifted.

In the third quarter, quarterback Matt Garcia found a wide-open Jerome Afe for a 31 yard touchdown pass, before Desmond Newkirk found the end zone on the ground.

The Bulldogs (9-2) were making their third straight bowl game appearance. The victory was Hancock's second straight bowl win.

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Ryan Fish

Ryan Fish is a reporter, sports anchor and forecaster at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.