Redskins’ varsity closes season with shutout win; JV preps for postseason
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The Patterson Redskins varsity youth football team capped its 2011 National Youth Football League season by shutting out the Central Valley Trojans, 20-0, on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Riverbank High School.

Patterson’s Alexis Arevalo had two touchdown runs and another score on a reception.

Defensively, Andrew Arroyo led the Redskins with two sacks. Teammates Alex Delgado and Jack Brown each made an interception.

Junior varsity

While it meant nothing for the standings, you’ll never convince the JV Redskins that Saturday’s game against the Trojans was meaningless.

The Patterson squad finished its NYFL campaign with a dominant 38-0 victory to head into the playoffs with a 7-3 record.

“Our defense and our offense dominated,” assistant coach David Davis said. “We were able to execute and get everyone involved in the game.”

The Redskins can take some encouragement heading into their Nov. 5 playoff battle with Modesto’s Central Valley 49ers at Patterson Community Stadium, Davis said.

“The kids represented the Redskins well by showing that they can play football at a high level, both at practice and on the field,” he added.

Alex Damas, Freddy Gallegos, Gabriel Esquibel, Martin Jimenez, Augie DeLaRosa, Ramoni Tufono and Jacob Vainuku also earned a trip to the league’s All-Star Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Prescott Middle School in Modesto.

“These kids showed hard work and consistency throughout the season,” Davis said. “They will no doubt play the game with pride.”

Rookies

The rookie Redskins (8-2) also ended their regular season on a high note, drilling the Trojans 26-0.

“It was the attitude and the camaraderie that made this year’s team so special,” coach Bruce Foumai said. “These kids responded to various challenges and learned to rely on one another as teammates.”

Foumai is pleased with the strides the program has made in three seasons.

“Three years ago, we were 0-10,” he said. “The progress we’ve made is all a credit to the kids and to how hard they work.”

The coach said there’s no doubt his team has raised its level of play.

“These kids were all flag football players — this is a different sport,” Foumai added. “Now, they’re making tackles with 20 pounds of gear on.

“These kids aren’t scared to take or give a hit.”

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

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