Aguayo’s kick leads Charg­ers past 49ers

Ripon Bulletin - - Sports -

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Roberto Aguayo kicked a 26-yard field goal on the fi­nal play of the ex­hi­bi­tion sea­son to lead the Los Angeles Charg­ers to a 23-21 vic­tory over the

San Fran­cisco 49ers on Thurs­day night.

Aguayo is in a bat­tle with Caleb Sturgis to win the kick­ing job for the

Charg­ers (2-2) and got the op­por­tu­nity for the win­ner against San Fran­cisco. Coach An­thony Lynn had ro­tated his kick­ers dur­ing the game, with both mak­ing 36-yard field goals and ex­tra points be­fore Aguayo got the fi­nal chance af­ter a 63-yard kick re­turn by De­trez New­some set up the win­ning drive.

The kick spoiled a sto­ry­book night for San Fran­cisco’s Jack Heneghan. Heneghan was signed as an un­drafted free agent out

of Dart­mouth as a camp arm for the Nin­ers (1-3), join­ing the fran­chise his fa­ther, Lal, used to work for as a lawyer.

Heneghan never got the chance to take snaps in team drills in prac­tice this sum­mer or in the three ex­hi­bi­tion games. But with most

of the reg­u­lars sit­ting out Thurs­day, coach Kyle Shana­han gave him a chance and Heneghan made the most of it. He went 8 for 9 for 58 yards and ran twice for 17 yards to lead the two TD drives.

Jeff Wil­son scored on a 2-yard run and Jeremy McNi­chols had a 6-yard TD with 2:58 to play.

Cardale Jones threw a

5-yard touch­down pass to An­dre Patton and Ter­rell Wat­son scored on a 4-yard run on the fi­nal play of the first half for the Charg­ers. CAMEO AP­PEAR­ANCES

While most of the reg­u­lars got the night off, two de­fen­sive starters got on the field for brief ap­pear­ances for the 49ers. De­fen­sive line­man Solomon Thomas had two tack­les for losses

on the open­ing drive be­fore call­ing it a night. Thomas had missed time this sum­mer with a con­cus­sion.

Line­backer Reuben Fos­ter, who left last week’s game with a con­cus­sion, played three series and knocked De­trez New­some for a 6-yard loss af­ter a catch. Fos­ter will sit out the first two games with a sus­pen­sion fol­low­ing two off­sea­son ar­rests.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.