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Football Roundup (Sept. 1, 2022)

Colusa 52 – Anderson 14

On the road, Colusa came out of the gate with guns blazing to dominate the Anderson Cubs in its opener.

The RedHawks rolled up 410 yards of offense, led by running back Hayden McCarty, who rushed for 141 yards on 11 carries, and scored three touchdowns.

Also finding success on the ground was Nicko Mata, who showed some crafty moves, turning his 13 carries into 94 yards and scoring twice.

Sophomore Bo Coronado was poised and efficient in his varsity debut at quarterback, completing 10 of 12 passes for 175 yards and connecting with two different receivers for three touchdowns.

Hauling in two of those scores was Landon Humphreys, who made a total of three catches for 68 yards, along with Isaiah Travis, who also accounted for a touchdown and finished with 56 receiving yards.

Although not all defensive statistics were available, Coach Mikey Badaluco said that after giving up a touchdown to the Cubs on their opening drive, his defense played “lights out” from that point on.

Badaluco singled out the play of Travis, saying the junior wreaked havoc against the Cubs, after making four tackles for losses, forcing two fumbles, and blocking a PAT.

With one win under their belt, the RedHawks return home this week to take on visiting Yreka. ■

Williams 18 – Paradise 21

A trip to Om Wraith Field in Paradise ended in heartbreak for the ‘Jackets, who, according to head coach Jeff Lemus, were driving for the go ahead score with under a minute left in the game, but saw its hopes for a win dashed after fumbling the ball away inside the 10.
Despite the loss, Lemus felt his team performed more than adequately in their season opener.

“I feel we played awesome for it being our first game,” Lemus said. “We outplayed them physically on both sides of the ball, but had three turnovers which cost us.”

Quarterback Adrian Solis had a big night completing nine passes for 195 yards in addition to rushing for another 117 yards and a touchdown.

Alan Rodriguez made three catches for 158 yards, while Jose Campos carried 15 times for 90 yards and accounted for another of the ‘Jackets’ touchdowns.

Williams faces another tough test this Friday when they travel to Durham to take on the Trojans. ■

Maxwell 13 – Hamilton City 47

Despite a strong start that saw them draw first blood, the Maxwell squad-suiting up just 17 players, four of which have never played football, could not hold off the Braves in Hamilton City and suffered a lopsided loss.

Making matters worse, the Panthers may have lost senior leader Ruben Velazquez, who went down with perhaps a season-ending injury, which head coach Lane Davis felt “may have taken some of the wind out of our sails.”

According to Davis, however, his team’s run defense performed well, holding the Braves to just 84 yards rushing, although they struggled against the pass, yielding 321 yards.

Still, there were positives to take away, including the efforts of Berto Lara, who rushed 14 times for 153 yards, along with that of Dillon Dry, who topped the 100-yard mark as well, accruing 106 yards on 14 carries, including a 49-yard touchdown run, then additionally to complete 7 of 10 passes for 119 yards.

Next up for the Panthers is a trip to Alturas on Friday night, when they face off against Modoc. ■

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