ACGC Gridders Whip Wildcats, 56-0
This one went pretty much as expected. ACGC was the heavy favorite in its Friday football game versus West Central Valley, and the game went according to the what the local odds makers predicted. Final: ACGC 56, WCV 0.
Although the WCV Wildcats have shown some improvement from previous years and came into Friday's game with a 2-1 season record, they were no match for the Chargers.
A large crowd was present for the Wildcats' homecoming game which included a big following of ACGC fans who made the trip to Stuart. The Charger faithful were not disappointed, as ACGC forced WCV to punt on its first possession and quickly scored on its second play from scrimmage on a 22 yard run by Cayden Jensen.
That scenario was essentially repeated after the Chargers' Reid Rumelhart intercepted a Wildcat pass to set things up for the Charger offense. After a thirteen yard pickup on the ground, ACGC quarterback Brock Littler found Jensen in the end zone on a 20 yard pass play. Charlie Crawford's second PAT made the score 14-0 halfway through the first quarter.
WCV's third possession also resulted in a punt--this one being partially blocked, with ACGC taking over the ball on the Wildcat 46 yard line. Following three runs that gained 30 yards, the Chargers were penalized twice before Jensen scampered 25 yards to take the ball to the WCV three yard line where the quarter came to a close. Gavin Cornelison plunged three yards for the third Charger touchdown to open the second quarter and Crawford added the extra point to increase the ACGC lead to 21-0.
Three additional ACGC possessions before halftime resulted in Charger scores to give the visitors a 42-0 lead at the half. Drives of 67and 60 yards both resulted in touchdowns, with Littler connecting with Jensen for a 23 yards TD pass, and Jensen running 42 yards for a score.
Crawford scored the fourth ACGC touchdown of the quarter when he ran 50 yards for the final score before the halftime break. The Chargers gained 155 yards in the second stanza.
To the delight of Charger fans, Crawford opened the second half with a sensational 89 yard kickoff return to increase the lead to 48-0. When WCV failed to convert on a fourth down play on its first possession in the second half, ACGC took over on downs on the Wildcat 40 yard line. Three plays later Cornelison plowed for three yards to pay dirt and offensive guard Cael Hoing added a two point conversion to give the Chargers a 56-0 lead and complete the scoring for the game.
With reserves finishing the game for both teams and with a running clock, the game moved quickly to its conclusion and the Chargers claimed their fourth consecutive win. The Charger reserves were able to preserve the shutout in the final frame.
The Charger offense gained over 400 yards for the day with 374 coming on the ground, and an additional 44 yards through the air. The ACGC defense was spectacular as it surrendered a total of only 41 yards, 30 of which were rushing yards.
Jensen led the rushing for ACGC with 111 yards on just 4 carries, while Rumelhart led the defense wth 5 tackles.
Coach Matthewsen's comments will be added when made available. Go Chargers!
Score by quarter:
ACGC 14 28 14 0--56
WCV 0 0 0 0-- 0
ACGC statistics: Passing: Brock Littler (2 passes, 2 completions for 44 yards and 1 touchdown)
Rushing: Ben Marsh (1 carry for 0 yards and no touchdowns) Charlie Crawford (4-93) Anthony Solorzano (2-6-0) Cayden Jensen (4-111-2) Brock littler (1-12-0) Gavin Cornelison (9-110-3) Seth Reno (8-42-0)
Receiving: Charlie Crawford (1 reception for 24 yards and 0 touchdowns( Cayden Jensen (1-20-1)
Kick returns: Cayden Jensen (1 return for 89 yards and 1 touchdown)
Interceptions: Reid Rumelhart (1 for 0 yards)
Tackles: Ben Marsh (3.5 total-2 solo-0 sacks) Miles Kading (.5-0-0) Reid Rumelhart (5-3-0) Jacob Fox (2-1-0) Anthony Solorzano (3.5-2-0) Teagan Slaybaugh (2-1-0) Cayden Jensen (3.5-3-0) Dawson Muller (1-1-0) Jathan South (1.5-1-0) Nate Chance (1-0-0) Griffin Ayaers (1.5-1-0) Ashton Carrick (1.5-1-0) Gavin Cornelison (4-1-0) Seth Reno (2-1-1) Keitn Kinney (2-1-0) Preston Zimmerline (.5-0-0) Blake Newby (.5-0-0) Dallas Jacobe (1.5-1-0) Payton Jacobe (1.5-1-0) Mike Fuller (.5-0-0) Jedd Weinkoetz (2.0-2-0)