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Youth Football Escalon Outlaw Squads Stomp The Buffaloes
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It was another great week for all four of the Outlaw youth football teams on Saturday, Aug. 30 against the Manteca Buffaloes. The day started out with the Junior Novice. The first quarter of the game saw Lorenzo Martinez, Elliot Mello, and Blake Kendrick holding back the Buffalo offense. In the second quarter, quarterback Lucciano Dutra led the offense to the first touchdown made by Cole Gilbert. Elliot Mello had an 8-yard run up the middle, which paved the way for Estephan Salcedo to make the second touchdown. With a handoff from Dutra to Salcedo a 40-yard touchdown was made. In the third quarter, Paul Ayala led the defense with a quarterback sack in the backfield. In the fourth quarter, some great team work led to a touchdown make by Rhys Panero. In the last two minutes of the game Salcedo capped the effort with a seven-yard touchdown run. Although scores for Junior Novice are not kept they had a five-touchdown game.

The Novice game was a nailbiter. Quarterback Justice Naraghi completed a pass to Hunter Calton to make a first down, which led to a touchdown by Andrew Gastello. The defense held strong against the Buffaloes. In the second quarter, Hashem Naraghi denied the conversion for a Buffalo extra point. Toward the end of the second quarter, Daniel Gonzalez made a great sack, with a follow up interception made by Cameron Dubois. Half time score was Outlaws 6 and Buffaloes 12. The third quarter saw a battle between both teams with two very strong defenses. In the last 15 seconds Daniel Gonzalez made a fumble recovery, which gave the Outlaws possession of the ball in the fourth quarter. The offense was making its way down the field with gains made by Gastello, Gonzalez, and Calton. One minute later, the score was tied, with a touchdown made by Calton. Styles Madrid made a fumble recovery the last minute of the game, but time ran out in the fourth, leading both teams into overtime. The Outlaws had first possession of the overtime period, with both sides playing hard. Another fumble recovery was made by Madrid, but the Outlaws could not score. The Buffaloes continued to be stopped by the tough Outlaw defense, with an interception by Dustin Lawrence, which led to double overtime.