The Escalon Outlaws were on the road for a second week in a row, traveling to meet the Amador Jr. Buffalos in Sutter Creek. The Outlaws were looking to bounce back from the loss they suffered last week to build some positive momentum. They would have to make this effort without a key player, as the injury bug has bitten the Outlaws, who already have low numbers on the sideline.
Amador drove the ball down inside the Escalon 5-yard line following an Outlaws punt to open the game. A mishandled exchange and timely defensive hit shook the ball loose to be scooped up by Caleb Cavanaugh. He would return the ball to the Escalon 8-yard line leaving a lot of work to get on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, the Outlaws could not gain any traction to follow the jolt from the defense. The Jr. Buffalos would have a short field to get to the Escalon end zone. Amador would break onto the scoreboard first with a sweep around the left end from four yards out. The point after touchdown conversion was completed with a run through the left side of the defensive line making the score 8-0.
The Outlaws would take the short kick-off nearing the end of the first quarter. Escalon would start their next drive from the Amador 40-yard line. As it has been during the early season, Escalon controlled the drive with a mix of runs both inside and outside. Logan Anderson would carry the ball the final 8 yards on a dash around the right end. The point after touchdown conversion was stopped short of the goal line leaving Amador ahead 8-6.
Amador would start their next drive from their own 16-yard line. Jacob Martin would come up with a big defensive play, wrangling the Jr. Buffalos’ ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage pinning them in the shadow of their own goal post. The next play would be another fumbled exchange. This time Ryker Peters would fall on the loose ball. Donovan Rozevink would score on the next play with a quarterback sneak from the 2-yard line. The point after attempt was converted by Peters with a plunge through the left side of the offensive line. These scores would make the tally 14-8 in favor of the Outlaws.
Escalon would find the Amador end zone one more time in the fourth quarter on another run-sustained drive to put the game out of reach. Rozevink would again tote the ball the final distance on a 1-yard race to the end zone pylon around the right end. Martin would get a chance for his first point after kick of the season and would convert to push the score to its final 21-8. Ayden Wilson and Sam Hinojosa would pitch in to help Tate Christensen on defense to corral the Jr. Buffalos after their opening score in the first quarter.
The Outlaws will be back at the friendly surroundings of Engel Field to face the AMA Bullfrogs.
The Jr. Varsity Outlaws would notch another victory in the early season, this time 30-6 over the Amador Jr. Buffalos. Ryan Lewis would tally a score from 40 yards out, while Reuben Moreno, David White and Jamin Miller all had short runs of their own.
Anthony Jones would lead the defensive efforts with an interception, stepping in front of an Amador pass just before halftime. Jones would also mark multiple tackles for loss wrapping up the Jr. Buffalos’ ball carriers with relative ease. Hayden McPherson and Josue Limones each had an interception as well. Alan Jimenez, Cruz Snow and Giovanni Chavez each contributed toward the defensive efforts to keep the Amador advances to a minimum.
The Outlaws will be home next week and will try to extend their winning streak to four at home on Engel Field against the AMA Bullfrogs.
The Novice Outlaws had a tough game this week and suffered a discouraging defeat at the hands of the Amador Jr. Buffalos 43-0. There were many lessons to be learned to take into the game next week against the AMA Bullfrogs.
This week was not all negative. Ben Gonzalez was a consistent factor carrying the ball as running back and kick returner. Conner McDowell was a positive presence on the defensive side of the ball. Ethan Butler and Preston Sizuela gave all the effort possible playing an iron man style of football playing on both sides of the ball.
The Jr. Novice was able to battle to victory over the Amador Jr. Buffalos 4-3 in a hard-fought game. Allie Fiser, Frank Carter and Jacob Garza won the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball, offense and defense. The Outlaws tallied their scores with two rushing touchdowns each from Bennet Guevara and Ian Trejo. The game was still in the balance on the final drive from the Jr. Buffalos. The Outlaws were able to get a stop in the defensive red zone to seal the win.
The youngest Outlaws will look to build on their recent successes next week against the AMA Bullfrogs at home on Engel Field.