Bouncing back after a defeat last week by Hilmar, the Escalon freshmen shut out visiting Argonaut on Thursday night, Oct. 12, taking a 34-0 win off the field.
Escalon took the opening kick and after a couple lengthy runs by Shane Campbell, Cristian Serrano scored on a 20-yard outside run and Miguel Sandoval made the extra point, giving Escalon a 7-0 lead. Escalon then forced Argonaut to punt and Serrano scored again on a 40-yard off tackle run, the extra point was missed making it 13-0.
The second quarter consisted of a pair of touchdowns by Shane Campbell, one on a 50-yard TD run the other on a 40-yard TD pass from Justis Dutt. Sandoval made both extra points making the score 27-0 at halftime.
The third quarter was mostly a defensive game with the exception of a tough five-yard touchdown run by Aidan Krieger and extra point by Sandoval bringing the score to 34-0.
There would be no more scoring in the fourth quarter, with both teams moving the ball between the 30-yard lines but neither scoring.
“It was a good game for us, being able to control the game in this manner allowed us to make sure everyone got plenty of playing time and develop some of our less experienced players,” said coach Mark Walden. “Our defensive line played particularly well. Argonaut’s offense is designed to wear down the defense but the front four played very tough, the D line consisting of Nicholas Freeseha, Chase Pacheco, Nathan Miranda, and Evan Foley controlled the line of scrimmage and frustrated our opponents all night.”
The Thursday night game, Oct. 19, originally scheduled at home against Ripon has been cancelled, school officials reported on Tuesday.