Out­laws Var­sity, JV Teams Fall

Escalon Times - - SPORTS - By MARK VA­LEN­CIA Spe­cial To The Times

In the fi­nal reg­u­lar week of the sea­son, the var­sity and JV Out­laws youth foot­ball teams found the go­ing tough, while the Novice squad was able to craft an im­por­tant vic­tory.

Var­sity

The Escalon Out­laws were on the road this past week­end vis­it­ing nearby Ripon for their yearly clash with the Chiefs. Escalon, hav­ing lost last week to Calav­eras, needed a win to build mo­men­tum for the play­offs next week­end. Un­for­tu­nately it would not be Escalon’s week.

Ripon would set the tone of the game re­turn­ing the open­ing kick-off for a touch­down. The point af­ter kick was missed, but Ripon would have a very early 6-0 lead. Ripon would add another scor­ing drive af­ter an Escalon punt. The point af­ter kick again would be missed, but Ripon would en­joy a 12-0 head start.

Escalon would break onto the score­board when Josh Miller stepped up in the pocket to avoid the Ripon pass rush to find a wide open Al­fonso Gon­za­lez be­hind the Chiefs de­fense. The play would cover 65 yards for the touch­down. The point af­ter kick would not be con­verted, but the lead would be cut in half at 12-6. Ripon would add another score be­fore the half­time in­ter­mis­sion with­out the point af­ter kick stretch­ing the lead back to 12 points at 18-6.

The score would re­main 18-6 un­til the fourth quar­ter. Ripon would add two more touch­downs with­out a point af­ter con­ver­sion to bring the score to its fi­nal of 30-6.

The Var­sity Out­laws will be on the road for the first round of the MVFL play­offs.

Ju­nior Var­sity

The Ju­nior Var­sity Out­laws were also look­ing to build mo­men­tum for the up­com­ing play­offs to make a deep run to­wards the MVFL League Cham­pi­onship.

The JV Out­laws would come out of the gate strong, but would stum­ble in the sec­ond half. The fi­nal score would be 33-16.

Dono­van Ro­sevink would sup­ply the scores on short quar­ter­back dives into the end zone. Ja­cob Martin would knock through point af­ter kicks to ac­count for all of Escalon’s scor­ing.

Cameron Ruiz, Omar Ser­rano, and Ai­den Wil­son turned in solid ef­forts on de­fense in the loss.

The JV Out­laws will also be on the road to play the first round of the MVFL play­offs.

Novice

The Novice Out­laws needed a win against the Ripon Chiefs to se­cure a first round bye in the up­com­ing MVFL play­offs. The Out­laws would be vic­to­ri­ous 28-14.

Ja­cob Cavanaugh would have rush­ing touch­downs from 10 and 15 yards out, Kyrin Bara­jas would out­run the Ripon de­fense from 70 yards, and Austin Cul­lum would punch in a score from 5 yards away.

Gio­vanni Chavez, Frankie Ro­driguez and Hezekiah Grif­fin con­trolled the line of scrim­mage on de­fense with forced fum­bles and mul­ti­ple tack­les for loss.

The Novice Out­laws will have two weeks to pre­pare for their sec­ond round playoff game. The lo­ca­tion will be de­ter­mined as the Out­laws are one of the host sites for the sec­ond round of the MVFL play­offs.

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