NEWS-LEDGER – SEPT 28, 2011
The River City High School football teams hosted El Dorado on Friday night at River City’s annual homecoming game.
The Raider junior varsity team ran right through El Dorado by a final score 42-12, with contributions of the scoring made by Bo Alvarez, who had two touchdowns in the game, a 2 yard TD and a 4 yard TD.; Kevin Burkes, 95 yard TD; Nick Wong, 6 yard TD; Eric Macsul, 2 yard TD; Iszir Price, 72 yard TD; and Alex Morales, 50 yard TD.
On defense, Joey Gomez had one quarterback sack and seven tackles, Jamal Williams had an interception; DeAngelo Estep recovered a fumble; and Chris Giuliani had a sack.
The Raider JV team improved their record to 4-1.
The Raider varsity team walloped the visiting El Dorado Cougars by a score of 65-12.
The 4-1 Raiders are gaining momentum as they head up to Folsom to take on Vista del Lago next Friday in a game with championship implications.
With Serra Valley Conference favorite Cosumnes Oaks falling in its league opener to Union Mine 14-7, this early-season match up becomes critical.
Senior halfback Uriah Clark continued his superior play, rushing for 156 yards and scoring three touchdowns in just one half of play against El Dorado.
Tackles Tevita Mafi and Hugo Dominguez opened up gaping holes in the El Dorado defense for the Raider runs. Quarterback Joey Beall completed key passes to Malik Dumetz and William Leggat and made a 26 yard TD pass to AJ Gomez.
Halfbacks Juan Lazcano, Javier Martinez and Fullback Sope Ojo all added touchdown runs. Receiver Myles Matamores scored on a 25 yard pass from Tucker McAmoil.
The swarming Raider defense got in on the scoring action as well. McAmoil returned an interception for a 35 yard TD and defensive end Jr Chean scored on a 10 yard fumble recovery run. River City overwhelmed the Cougar offense with its pressure and tight coverage package.
RCHS Head Coach Art Bustamante looks forward to this Friday’s challenge: “These are the types of games that separate the “challengers” from the “champions.” We live for these opportunities. We feel like we are improving and it’s time to take control of our own destiny.”
— FROM DE’ONNA JACK
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