Tracy High’s freshman football team started off playing an even match against the Tigers from Los Banos High on Thursday at Wayne Schneider Stadium. Both teams launched into the game with scoring drives, but remained scoreless after that, until the very end when Los Banos claimed the 20-6 win.
Los Banos halfback Robert Gill scored on an 11-yard run on the Tigers’ first possession. Tracy got right back in the game with an 80-yard drive, including quarterback Josh Brakkee’s 1-yard push into the end zone to make it 6-6 at the start of the game.
It stayed that way until late in the fourth quarter, when the Tigers’ Gill scored on an 8-yard run. Tracy last chance to even it up vanished when the Tigers forced a fumble and Tiger defensive end Michael Severino picked up the ball and ran it 25 yards into the end zone with 40 seconds on the clock.
“I think we saw a lot of stuff that we can fix,” coach Jay Fishburn said. “We’re a better team than we played like tonight.”
He added that the first game showed that the team needs to intensify its workouts and its performance on the field.
“We saw some positives. We have the potential to move the ball. On defense we shut them down when we had to.”
Leading rushers included Chaz Briggs, who carried the ball 10 times for 31 yards. C.J. Butcher ran the ball three times for 33 yards, and Eric Hawkins had a 26-yard run and Alfred Weigner ran the ball once for 23 yards. Brakkee completed three of seven passes for 14 yards, and Damon Stroup completed two of six passes for 11 yards. On defense, Butcher made eight tackles, Stroup had six tackles and four assists, and Hawkins had four tackles and an interception.
Atwater 50, West 6
Atwater scored on the opening possession of the game and then scored on three consecutive turnovers by the West High offense. The halftime score was 30-6.
The Wolf Pack's touchdown came in the second quarter on a 4-yard pass from Daniel Haley to Anthony Ross.
West coach Demetrius Ball said his team had six turnovers in all and couldn't stop Atwater's offense.
"We have many things to improve on from here, most importantly giving our full effort from the opening whistle," Ball said.
Tokay 7, Kimball 6
Kimball’s freshmen took a 7-6 loss to Tokay on Friday. The Jaguars were originally scheduled to play Cosumnes Oaks of Elk Grove at home, but the school doesn’t have freshman team.
Game details were not available. Please check back for updates.