DOS PALOS -- A year ago, Dos Palos beat Kerman to rebound from a brutal preseason.
But on Friday, Kerman made this year a little worse for the Broncos with a 28-21 defeat on the back of bruising running back Antonio Castillo, who carried 15 times for 209 yards and four touchdowns on Ike Frankian Field in Dos Palos.
"It hurts, but we played together as a team today," Dos Palos running back Izzac Suarez said, "and that's all that matters."
Castillo lunged across the goal line for his fourth touchdown with just 28 seconds remaining to cap a 10-play, five-minute drive.
Kerman blocked a Noah Croninger punt at the end of the first quarter, and Castillo scored on a 30-yard run two plays later.
Dos Palos responded with a Juan Jiminez 2-yard touchdown run set up by a 44-yard Suarez scamper, and went into the break tied 7-7.
The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, with Castillo running 85 yards and Suarez hitting Croninger on a 34-yard halfback pass. Castillo put Kerman up 21-14 with an 18-yard on the first play of the fourth quarter, and Dos Palos mounted a 12-play drive that culminated in a 2-yard Adam Coronado pass to Jesus Cardoza, who was named homecoming king before the game.