Saturday, September 30, 2023

Football Roundup

Colusa 42 – Willows 6

Story and photos by Jennifer Corriea

COLUSA, CA (MPG) – Coming off their narrow victory over Yreka last week, the RedHawks got off to a somewhat slow start against visiting Willows, but, from the second quarter on, ran roughshod over the Honkers, which ultimately led to a running clock in the fourth quarter.

There was plenty for the hometown crowd to cheer about though, as quarterback Bo Coronado threw for five touchdowns on a night where he completed nine of 18 passes, which equated to a 135.4 QB rating.

On the receiving end of two of those touchdowns was Isaiah Travis, who finished with three catches for 102 yards.

Also, hauling in a pair of touchdown passes, was Landon Humphrey, who for the second straight week returned a punt for a touchdown, then for good measure, picked off a pass on defense.

Abimael Fuerte, who was the RedHawks’ leading rusher with four carries for 50 yards, made the most of his one reception, turning it into a 60 yard scoring play.
While Colusa’s offense has put up 88 points against their first three opponents, the defense has been stingy, conceding just 12.

Once again, leading the charge on defense, was Will McCoy and Hayden Sines, each of whom collected 12 tackles in the win.

Head coach Mikey Badaluco also commended the play of Joe Chavez who made eight tackles.

Colusa (3-0) looks to keep building momentum in the preseason when it makes the short trip to McCarl Field in Williams this evening. H

Maxwell 55 – Redding Christian 25

Story and photos by Jennifer Corriea

MAXWELL, CA (MPG) – A monster effort from junior quarterback Noel Velazquez that included rushing for five touchdowns and throwing for three more led the Panthers to an easy win over the visiting Lions, in the Cascade Valley League opener for both teams.

A pair of Velazquez runs put Maxwell up 14-0 in the opening quarter, which was followed in the second period by a seven-yard toss to Rudi Gonzalez and a 20-yarder to Brody Jones, before a third short plunge into end zone gave the Panthers a 35-13 lead at the half.
Maxwell would add on in the second half, after Velazquez made his way into the end zone twice more and connected with Gonzalez on 66 yards scoring play.

No other statistics from the game were available, although head coach Lane Davis reported that his team played well in all three phases of the game and said that, in addition to the importance of Velazquez’s contributions, Jones had the best game of his young varsity career.

Although Maxwell (2-1, 1-0) has put 93 points on the board in its last two games, the competition heats up tonight in Los Molinos as the Panthers face an unbeaten Bulldog squad that has averaged 390 yards of total offense so far this season and outscored its opponents 143-28.H

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