“Hughson is a big, physical team,” Patterson coach Rick Azevedo said. “We opened the game good. But after that, Hughson tightened its chin straps and really smacked us around.”
Patterson began the game with a seven-play scoring drive of 60 yards, capped by a 25-yard touchdown pass from Antone Bostic to Jacob Days. After that, though, it was all Hughson.
“It comes down to heart — we have to answer back when a team hits us like that,” Azevedo said. “Hopefully, we’ll regroup and we’ll be able to bounce back.
“We’ve still got time to pull everything together.”
Toby Silva rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns to lead the JV Ravens to a 27-6 win over Hughson.
“Once we decided to play our game, we were fine,” Patterson coach Read Weinzheimer said. “This team is really coming together and getting focused.”
Tre McGill had a 64-yard touchdown run for the Ravens. Teammate Izzy Maldonado converted a pair of extra-point attempts.
Killion Rosko, meanwhile, tallied two sacks for Patterson.
“This team is starting to peak,” Weinzheimer said.
Kaden Williams was again the driving force in the novice Ravens’ 32-0 rout of Hughson.
Patterson’s top running back scored three touchdowns in a game that was dominated by the rush.
“(Williams) uses his speed to run around the ends and he takes off from there,” Patterson coach John Guevarra said. “He seems to get better and better each week.”
Jaleel Mustafa caught a 15-yard pass from Matthew Candelario for another Ravens’ score.
Candelario later also tallied a 20-yard TD run. He and teammate Garrett Schut each added a 1-point conversion.
“Our defense was also all-around dominant” Guevarra said. “It was another exciting day of football.”
Scores and statistics are not officially kept for the youngest age level, but the junior novice Ravens saw Jared Rosas cross the goal line four times, while the Patterson’s defense contained Hughson for most of the game.
“The kids are all getting involved,” Patterson coach David Cota said. “We’re doing better on our blocking, and we’re really starting to step it up.”
Josiah Flores, Anthony Casillas, Jesse Cota and Jacob Devera all had several tackles, Cota added.
Rosas also chipped in defensively, with his first interception of the season.
“We’re not as shy anymore,” Cota said. “We’ve taken a big step forward this season.”