AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Barstow travels to Ridgecrest next week for a pivital DSL matchup with Burroughs. Aztec senior Jamar Brown finished with 132 yards rushing on 18 carries, including touchdown runs of 10 and 45 to lead the Aztecs. Brown now has 884 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. Barstow jumped out to a 27-0 lead before Granite struck with under a minute left in the half. The Cougars (0-7) blocked an Aztec punt and recovered at the Barstow 4-yard line. Two plays later Marcus Edwards scored from 1 yard out with 25 seconds left. Then, with just seconds left, Barstow quarterback Travis Hunter fumbled while trying to pass and Granite’s Brandon Glasper picked it up and rumbled 31 yards for the score as time expired. After a scoreless third period that featured a defensive stand that stopped Granite Hills on fourth down from the Aztec 2, Barstow added two fourth-quarter scores to put the game out of reach. Yarber had a 21-yard touchdown from Hunter while Brown broke a 45-yarder with 4:26 left in the game to make it 41-13. Granite added a 1-yard touchdown run by Drake Tessendorf on fourth down with three seconds left to play. Barstow (3-4, 1-1 in Desert Sky League) had to overcome 13 penalties for 135 yards and two fumbles in a sloppy contest. Not to be outdone, Granite Hills had 136 yards (18 penalties) and six turnovers. “Even a blind hog will find an acorn every once in a while,” Barstow coach Dan Smith said about his squad’s performance. “The kids played good, but we made some horrible mistakes and you can’t do that when you play teams like Burroughs and Silverado.” BARSTOW – Barstow defensive back Damont Yarber had a career night against visiting Granite Hills Friday. The Aztec senior picked off three Cougar passes, returned one for a touchdown and caught a 21-yard TD pass from his own quarterback as Barstow beat up on Granite Hills, 41-19. “If we could cut out the nonsense we’d be a foce to be reckoned with,” Smith said of his team. Cougars’ quarterback Jake Ramirez finished with 128 yards on 13-for-29 passing. Edwards had 88 yards rushing on 18 carries, while Rick Gabrielson hauled in six catches for 99 yards. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!