“We’re just trying to finish the season on a positive note,” Patterson coach Rick Azevedo said. “The kids came together, and they all played well.”
Jerry Arredondo had touchdown runs of 40 and 20 yards for the Ravens.
Patterson’s Jacob Days, meanwhile, did a little of everything. He rushed for 40 yards, threw for 50 yards and had two catches, including a 15-yard touchdown grab.
“We played a good, hard-hitting football game,” Azevedo said. “I’m proud of these players.”
Jaime Jimenez caught a touchdown pass, returned two kicks for touchdowns and intercepted a pass for another score in the JV Ravens’ 54-18 win over the Niners.
Patterson clinched a third consecutive TVYFL playoff berth with the victory.
“Whoever won this game got the playoff berth,” Patterson coach Read Weinzheimer said. “Emotions were definitely running high.”
Kevin Todd capped another Patterson scoring drive by tossing a 24-yard TD pass to Killion Rosko. Teammate Tre McGill added a 64-yard touchdown run for the Ravens.
“I give real kudos to our offensive and defensive lines,” Weinzheimer said.
Defensive stalwarts Miguel Moncado and Daniel Valverde also earned praise from their coach.
“These kids were just making tackle after tackle,” Weinzheimer said. “They put our defensive game plan into play.”
The novice Ravens’ defense threw a shutout and helped secure a postseason berth with a 39-0 win over Westside.
Patterson reached the end zone six times, all in the first half of play.
Kane Rosko got the Ravens’ offense going early with a 10-yard touchdown run. Teammate Elijah Lawson then added a 40-yard TD scamper.
“We’ve all grown into a team, and the kids can now operate the entire game on their own,” Patterson coach John Guevarra said. “The players have a great understanding of the game.”
Matthew Candelario made a 25-yard sprint to the end zone for another Patterson touchdown.
Lawson later capped Patterson’s scoring with a 15-yard TD run and a 70-yard interception for another score.
Garrett Schut, Marco Rio and Lawson each added a 1-point conversion.
Leading defenders included Rosko, with six sacks, and Matthew Burgos, who “made several backfield disruptions,” the coach said.
“It was an outstanding team effort up and down the roster,” Guevarra added.
While scores are officially not kept at the junior novice level of football, Patterson coach David Cota acknowledged the play of several of his athletes.
Patterson’s Jared Rosas had two receiving touchdowns — both went for 25 yards — and a 30-yard rushing touchdown. Teammate Anthony Casillas added a 20-yard rushing score.
“Both of these players look ready for the next level of football,” Patterson coach David Cota said. “They have really improved each week.”
Defensive player Jacob DeVera also garnered praise from his coach.
“The team really stepped up,” Cota said. “We were able to get our passing and running plays off. We just keep coming together as a team.”