Fresh­men Bat­tle To Tie In Sea­son Open­ing Game

Escalon Times - - NEWS -

The young Cougars opened their sea­son at Calav­eras High School on Thurs­day night and came away with a 14 - 14 tie. Af­ter a quick, un­pro­duc­tive first quar­ter for both teams, Escalon opened the sec­ond quar­ter with a Jor­dan Gwart­ney one yard touch­down run. Ro­man Kuala­pai ran in the 2-point con­ver­sion, and the Cougars en­joyed an 8-0 lead.

Escalon scored quickly again in the sec­ond, set up by a Devin Rober­son re­cov­ery of a Calav­eras fum­ble. Car­son Gro­gan hit Frank Leal on a 14yard touch­down pass, but the con­ver­sion failed leav­ing the Cougars with a 14-0 lead.

The en­su­ing kick­off saw a Calav­eras re­turner scoop up the kick and race 78 yards for a touch­down. The 2-point con­ver­sion made the half time score 14-8.

Escalon moved the ball well in the sec­ond half, but sim­ple er­rors kept giv­ing the ball back to Calav­eras. The Red­skins fi­nally cap­i­tal­ized late in the fourth quar­ter scor­ing on a 5-yard run. The Cougars stuffed the PAT and pre­served a 14-14 tie.

“It was a pretty good ef­fort for our first game,” said coach Roger Bee­man. “We needed to find out who we were – what we could and couldn’t do. They were big­ger and faster than us, but we are a bet­ter team. We found lots of lit­tle things to fix, and we need to de­velop con­sis­tency, but this team should do re­ally well.”

The next game for the fresh­men will be at home, Thurs­day, Sept. 17 host­ing Liv­ingston.

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