Rookie Redskins’ defense shuts down Panthers
by PI Staff
Oct 18, 2011 | 1355 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Patterson Redskins rookie youth football team turned a showdown with the league’s No. 1 offense into a showcase for its defense.

The Redskins’ defense pretty much unplugged the visiting Central Valley Panthers’ normally high-powered passing game in a 13-7 win this past weekend at Patterson Community Stadium.

“The Panthers are widely known as the best offensive team in the league,” Patterson coach Bruce Foumai said. “They came in averaging over 35 points per game.

“I credit the kids and our coaches for managing to shut them down.”

Patterson (7-2) has had success this season by playing well on both sides of the ball with an offense that eats up yards and finds the end zone and a defense that has found a knack for forcing turnovers.

“What makes these guys special is they make plays. They are an unselfish group who realize that they have to compete to win,” Foumai said. “The offensive line is playing well. The defensive line is playing very hard. We have some good players on our offense. These things give possibilities for success.”

The Redskins will look to close out the regular season with a win when they take on the Central Valley Trojans on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Riverbank High School.

“It’s our final game of the season, but we’re still looking for improvement,” Foumai said. “If these kids can grasp the concept of the game at an early age, they’ll just have to execute when they get older.”

Results for other Redskins teams were not submitted by press time.

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