Local Glance (Sept. 22): Prep Football, Prep Cross Country
Rams play well on offense in loss
The Antelope football team had a strong showing on offense against Phoenix Christian, but it wasn't enough and the Rams lost 53-24 on Friday night.
Playing without starting quarterback Beto Castro, the Rams (1-3) got nearly 300 yards of total offense from running back Fred Pearson. The senior rushed for 250 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior Damian Saboria added a 22-yard touchdown and backup quarterback Jason St. Clair went 4 for 7 for 70 yards and rushed for 30 yards and a touchdown.
“It was the best overall game on offense we played all year,” said Antelope coach Dan Gardner said. “We were in their territory for all but one of our drives. We played them back and forth. We moved the ball. We just didn't covert on a couple of drives.”
PREP CROSS COUNTRY
Solorzano medals for YC
Adriana Solorzano was the lone medalist for the Yuma Catholic cross country on Saturday as the Shamrocks boys and girls each took seventh at a tournament at Lake Havasu.
Solorzano was the final medalist, taking 20th in 24:51. Becket Edwards was 24th for the boys in 19:27.
Calexico, winner of last week's Cibola Invitational, won and had the second through sixth place finishers.
Coach Ralph Farr said while most runners had a slower time than last week, sophomore Adam Gump shaved more than a minute off his time, finishing 36th in 20:12.