Warriors Route Esparto 52-6 In League Opener

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From the opening kickoff it was all Warriors all the time. The Winters High School varsity football team traveled to Esparto on Friday, Sept. 21, to take on the Spartans in their 2018 Sacramento Valley League opening game and came home with a dominating performance and a 52-6 victory. “I’m just glad everyone is healthy and everybody got some playing time,” said coach Daniel Ward. “Unfortunately for Esparto they lost two of their best players early in the game and with 17 players on your roster that’s pretty tough to deal with. We played well, we played physical and did the things we needed to do.” Winters made their presence felt very early in the game putting 22 points on the board in the first quarter and 23 more in the second forcing the running clock with still five minutes to go in the first half. Daniel Carrion scored three touchdowns in the first five minutes of the game and the rest was downhill. For the most part the Warriors kept the ball on the ground and spread it around but not before Carrion completed five of five passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. Winters had six different players carry the ball led by Dalton Lowrie. Lowrie carried the ball seven times for 119 yards and a touchdown. Evan Judd had eight carries for 92 yards and a touchdown. Carrion carried the ball six times for 91 yards, three touchdowns and a two point conversion. Anthony Jimenez had 34 yards on three carries and a touchdown. Avondre Coleman-Tucker had three carries for 33 yards and Gary Molina carried the ball three times for 14 yards. In the air Lowrie caught two passes for 22 yards. Atlas Martinez caught one pass for a 25 yard touchdown. Andrew Del Rio caught one pass for 20 yards and Jimenez had one catch for 15 yards. Ivan Santana again went a perfect six for six on his PAT kicks. The Warriors stingy defense was led by Molina but had 14 players in on at least one tackle. Molina led the team wit six tackles. Jose Luis Gutierrez had five tackles and an interception. Coleman-Tucker had four tackles. Joseph Southwood had three tackles, Judd had two tackles, a blocked a punt and a safety, Martinez had two tackles and an interception, Lowrie had two tackles, Adrian Cruz had two tackles, Kirby Borges and Christian Acevas each had two tackles, Cooper Andres had one tackle and recovered a fumble, while Aaron Mendoza, Ian Trojanwski and Jimenez each had one tackle for the Warriors. ]]>

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