Another week brought another victory for the Escalon Outlaws varsity youth football team. This week’s win came at the expense of the Waterford Sabrecats. The Outlaws were “not so gracious guests” at the Waterford Homecoming, taking the Sabrecats to task with a 56-0 dismantling. The Outlaws were in high gear from the first kick-off. The Outlaws were able to reach the end zone on the fourth play from scrimmage all featuring Damien Tom.
Tom scored on a 25-yard pass from Kaden Christensen.
Escalon’s defense and special teams chipped in on the scoring efforts. The next tally was recorded regards of a blocked punt recovery in the end zone by Kaidence Trejo.
Miguel Souza intercepted a pass that halted what would turn out to be the best offensive threat by the Sabrecats. This turnover led to another score that culminated in a 23-yard pass from Christensen to Jake Walden. Colton Panero stepped in front of the Sabrecats’ would be receiver and returned the interception for a touchdown on the next drive by Waterford to open the second quarter scoring.
Christensen would have two more scores through the air on the day. Isaiah Martinez and Colton Panero were the recipients as Christensen was able to choose from multiple targets on each drop back effort.
Garrett Nash chipped in on defense with an interception early in the fourth quarter. The scoring ended with a 23-yard run by Fabian Torres. Escalon moves on to play their Homecoming next week after this 56-0 win. The Outlaws will be squaring off against the Salida Steelers on Saturday, Sept. 26.
The Jr. Varsity Outlaws were able to chalk another one up in the win column with their victory over the host Waterford Sabrecats. The Outlaws set the pace early, scoring on the second play from scrimmage as Carson Primm broke free for a 45-yard run.
Escalon pushed through some heavy resistance to reach the end zone twice in the second quarter, once on a 4-yard run by Jacob Redding and the other by way of a 5-yard pass from Ty Harris to Primm. The Outlaws visited the end zone one more time in the third quarter with a 30-yard run through the Sabrecats’ defense.
Escalon’s defense was definitely up to the task serving up a 28-0 shutout. Christian Serrano did his part stepping in front of a wayward Waterford pass. Shane Campbell and Luke Anderson turned in stellar defensive efforts halting most of Waterford’s attempts of advancing the football. The Jr. Varsity looks to keep up their winning ways during Homecoming next week against the visiting Steelers of Salida.
The Novice Escalon Outlaws ran into a buzz saw of sorts, suffering a 48-0 defeat. The young Outlaws had difficulty keeping up with the uptempo style of the host Sabrecats. The Outlaws did have some highlights in the lopsided loss. Austin Ewing was able to log an interception on a pass attempted to his side of the field. Alfonso Gonzalez and CJ Miller again showed their mettle, taking on multiple blockers and still able to be a part of the tackle to stop the Waterford ball carrier.
Caleb Cavanaugh carried the ball well for the Outlaws displaying some speed that the Outlaws have in short supply. The Novice group looks to bounce back against the visiting Salida Steelers during Homecoming.
The Outlaw Jr. Novice took the field in their exhibition facing the Waterford Sabrecats. The teams were very evenly matched as the football stayed mainly in the middle of the football field. There were many outstanding performances on the offensive side of the football, but a couple of the standouts were Lucas Johnson who had a run of 55 yards and Austin Cullum who carried the ball with confidence, running hard with each carry.
The Jr. Novice crew also played a bit of defense delivering little opportunity for Waterford to advance the football. Hayden McPherson and David White covered sideline to sideline making solid tackles allowing for little, or no yardage after first contact with the ball carrier.
The youngest of the Outlaws do not play for score. Instead they play to show that they are able to employ the fundamentals that they are being taught that will do them service at the higher levels.