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Shutout Win Caps Title Run For JV Football Team
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Escalon junior varsity football players and cheerleaders gather together for a championship photo, after the football team shut out host Livingston, 36-0, in the season finale on Friday night, Oct. 28. The team went 9-1 overall and was undefeated in Trans-Valley League play. Marg Jackson/The Times

In a 36-0 victory, the Escalon JV Cougars put an exclamation point on their season, taking the final game of the campaign in shutout fashion over host Livingston.

Logan Huebner connected on a 6-yard touchdown pass to Sam Jimenez to open the scoring in the first quarter, and after Huebner added the extra point, it was a 7-0 lead.

A 24-yard scoring strike from Huebner to Ben Gonzalez, kick good, made it a 14-0 JV Cougar lead.

That was the score at halftime, as neither team found the end zone in the second quarter.

Third quarter action saw Kyrin Barajas go in on a 1-yard touchdown run. Huebner and Jimenez linked up on the 2-point conversion pass play to give Escalon a 22-0 advantage.

Finally, two more scores in the fourth quarter put the game away.

Huebner connected with Carson Medina on a 24-yard passing play for the touchdown, kick good, to go up 29-0. Dominic Arauza capped the effort with a 25-yard rushing touchdown and Huebner added the kick for the 36-0 final.

“The team finished off an excellent season, 9-1 overall and undefeated TVL Champions,” head coach Brant Rose said. “This was the first Escalon JV team to win the TVL since 2016. Winning this renowned league is no easy feat, and it shows the quality of this group of players that continued to play better football as each week passed.”

The lone blemish for the JV team was in a preseason contest but they bested all opponents in league play and got on a roll as they battled for the TVL title.

“This is a promising group that gives the program confidence that Escalon football should continue to be championship contenders for the next few seasons,” Rose added. “Escalon football fans should be excited about varsity football in the coming seasons.”