Kimball gets payback, 34-0, against West
by Bob Brownne
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Jaguars take on the Wolf Pack
Kimball High’s Evan Owens (left) pulls the pass down over the defense from West High’s Antonio Orosco during their game at Kimball High on Friday, Sept. 7.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Kimball High’s football team got some payback against West on Friday, Sept. 7, at Don Nicholson Stadium on the Kimball campus.

The Jaguars’ 34-0 win over the Wolf Pack (0-3) compensates for the team’s losses to the Wolf Pack in two previous years. Kimball coach Steve Anastasio said it’s the first-ever shutout for the Jaguars (1-1), and junior running back Gaige Allen said it shows that his team keeps getting better after losing 60-0 to West in 2010 and 29-13 in 2011.

“It feels great, because two years ago they shut us out, last year they beat us. This year we came out on top,” he said. Allen led Kimball’s offense with 112 yards on nine carries, including a 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth.

“It was good blocking, reading it, finding a hole and hitting it hard,” Allen said. He and Evan Owens and Alex Toledo collected most of the Jaguars’ 321 yards on offense, Toledo with 83 yards including a 27-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and Owens with 87 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Also scoring for Kimball was Damon Jackson, who ran the opening kickoff of the second half back 85 yards for a touchdown.

Anastasio was especially pleased because the team got the win with several of the usual starters, including quarterback Zack Johnson, on the sidelines because of campus-related issues. Anastasio did not elaborate, and said they will be back in time for Valley Oak League play.

In the meantime junior quarterback Ben Juarez took the helm and completed three of nine passes for 59 yards and also completed 2-point conversion passes to Allen and Owens.

“Ben was kind of thrown into the fire,” Anastasio said. “We picked the things that we know Ben does best and he did a great job.”

West coach Matt Loggins added that his defense was outmatched.

“We knew going into it that we’d have to tackle their backs on coverage units and on special teams, which we didn’t do a very good job of,” he said.

West was limited to 129 yards of offense as quarterback Bobby Landrum had little time to work, completing four of nine passes for 42 yards, and being pushed back for negative rushing yardage. Gabe Miller caught two of Landrum’s passes for 25 yards. Leading rusher for West was Kepa Saaga with 32 yards on five carries, and D.J. Villasenor ran the ball eight times for 26 yards.

The sophomore game was a 28-28 tie. Kimball had a 22-7 lead in the third quarter on touchdown runs from Donovan Haro and Rashaad Cooper in the first half, and another touchdown for Haro in the third quarter. West scored in the first quarter on a pass from Alex Martinez to Ryan Herrera. Chance Wilson then ran in three touchdowns for West in the fourth quarter to put the Wolf Pack up 28-22. Quarterback Jacob Taloa completed a pass to Jeremy Scott at the end of the fourth to make it a tie game.

The Wolf Pack freshmen beat Kimball 34-6 on Thursday, Sept. 6, at Kimball’s Don Nicholson Stadium. It puts West at 1-2 and Kimball at 0-2.

Tracy 14, Beyer 10

A fourth quarter touchdown and a goal line stand brought Tracy High’s Bulldog football team (1-2) its first win of the season at West High on Friday, Sept. 7, against Beyer (1-2).

Jason Nelson, who had 53 of the Bulldogs 193 rushing yards, ran the ball in for a touchdown on the Bulldogs’ first drive. The Patriots scored on a touchdown in the second quarter and took the lead on a field goal in the third.

The Bulldogs scored on their final possession of the game, this time with quarterback Luke Hanna dishing the ball to Eric Hawkins, who passed to Nelson for the 77-yard touchdown. Tommy Langley made the second of two point-after kicks to put Tracy up 14-10.

Shrout said it was up to the defense to preserve the win as the Patriots drove to the Tracy 1-yard line, but had to give the ball up as the Bulldogs held tough.

Tracy’s sophomores (2-1) beat Beyer 27-8. The Bulldogs had 331 yards of offense against Beyer on Friday, inclding 270 yards rushing. Brandon Russell led the way with 144 yards on 14 carries with two touchdowns, Angelo Arnaudo ran in a touchdown and also caught a touchdown pass from Michael Brown.

Tracy won the freshmen game against Beyer 24-16 on Thursday, Sept. 6, at West High’s Steve Lopez Stadium. C.J. Hawkins scored for the Bulldogs on a 65-yard punt return and an 85-yard kickoff return, both in the first half. Beyer had a 16-12 lead at the half before Tracy scored twice more in the fourth quarter on rushing touchdowns from Conner Johnson and Trent Cox. The win puts Tracy at 1-1 for the season.

Oakland 32, Millennium 6

The Millennium Falcons (0-3) lost their game in Oakland on Friday. Game details were not available.

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September 11, 2012
Please keep comments positive. As a coach at Kimball, we do no want to be in the business of bashing people.

Also, Matt Loggins is a fantastic coach and their kids are nice people. I can tell you one thing, he was not out coached. Kimball has fantastic athletes this year.
September 08, 2012
ehh I don't know if I would say out coached. The west coaching staff is really a quality set of coaches who all played college ball. The problem is West just isn't executing the fundamentals like sustaining blocks and form tackling. Looks like this may be a rebuilding year for west, but it was to be expected with only 5 returning starters and a large portion of the team is only in there first year of playing football at all. Who knows things may turn around.
September 08, 2012
September 08, 2012
Wow, out coached once again. 0 and 3 doesn't get you in the playoffs. At least you admited it, you were out played, again. Sweet redemption Kimball High.

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