It puts Tracy at 2-6-1 for the season. Tracy coach Jay Fishburn said his team had to make up for some of the close losses it had during the season.
“They finally stepped up and played like a team. We have some individuals with talent and definitely have the ability to put them in a position to win, but just never finished,” he said. “They’re a better team than the record shows, but that’s the key, it’s a team and if you don’t play like a team you’re not going to win. They finally did tonight and I’m proud of them for that.”
Tracy got on the scoreboard in the second quarter on DeAndre Wilson’s 51-yard run. Tracy got the ball to Wilson again in the third quarter for a series of runs to get the Bullpups in position for quarterback Luke Hanna’s five-yard run into the end zone. Wilson ran in the 2-point conversion to make it 14-0.
The Flames launched a comeback drive after that, but penalties and a stubborn Tracy defense held Lodi to the 5-yard line before Tracy took the ball back.
Wilson again led the charge with a 48-yard run to get Tracy back to mid-field. Penalties pushed Tracy back, but Hanna passed to Wilson for a 58-yard touchdown to put Tracy up 20-0. Lodi had one more chance to get into Tracy territory, but still couldn’t make the final push to the end zone before Tracy got the ball back and ran out the clock.