Warriors rout Live Oak in league opener 54-6

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It was a great start in league play for the Winters High School varsity football team as they defeated Live Oak 54-6 on the road last Friday, Oct. 6. The Warriors put up 28 points in the first quarter and 14 more in the second to take a 42-6 lead going in to the half. Winters scored six in the third and six more in the fourth to take the 54-6 victory.

Junior quarterback Daniel Carrion had another outstanding game with huge numbers to help lead the Warriors to victory. Carrion completed 11 of 12 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns and carried the ball 14 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. On the season. Carrion is leading the Northern Section Division IV in passing with 797 yards, in scoring with 104 points, in touchdowns with 16, leads the entire section in total yards with 1,519 yards and is second in the division in rushing by just 58 yards with 722 yards.

Dalton Lowrie also had another big night rushing with 142 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns including a 50 yarder. Jacob Pease carried the ball six times for 39 yards and a touchdown. Thomas Kakutani had a five-yard carry and Adrian Cruz had a one-yard gain.

In the air, it was Anthony Carrion who caught two passes both for touchdowns 49 yards. Kakutani caught four passes for 49 yards. Pease caught four passes for 35 yards and Atlas Martinez caught one pass for a 16-yard gain. Sammy Gonzales made four of four PAT kicks and Martin Alvarez made two of four.

Defensively, it was Jaime Garcia leading the big red wall with team high 10 tackles and an interception. Gary Molina had nine tackles. Kakutani had eight tackles. Lowrie had four tackles and a fumble recovery. Daniel Carrion, Martinez and Jovanny Aquilera each had three tackles. Cruz had two tackles and an interception. Pease had two tackles and a sack. Kerby Borges and Logan Pittman each had two tackles, while Anthony Carrion, Paulo Leal, Devin Brown, Josh Combs and Berny Covarrubias each had one. Daniel Carrion also had an interception.

The Warriors will host St. Helena in non-league action this Friday, at Dr. Sellers Field.

JV team

The Winters High School JV football team is still looking for their first win but continue to work hard day after day. It is a young team with little experience but coach William Blanton has been impressed with the attitude and work ethic of his team.

“It has been a tough year so far,” Blanton said. “We have 23 players and only seven with high school experience. We have had to teach a lot of football but we have some good athletes that play hard.”

The Warriors have only scored one touchdown this season and that came off a pass from Carson Lowrie to Yahir Sanchez against Bret Harte on Friday, Sept. 29, where the Warriors lost a close game 13 to 7. Andrew Del Rio kicked the PAT.

“This was the hardest fought game this season that ended in a heartbreaking loss,” Blanton stated.



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