Reapers' varsity opens season with shutout
by PI Staff
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The Palm City Reapers varsity youth football team kicked off its 2013 season by suffocating the Merced Gauchos on Saturday, Sept. 14, earning a 26-0 shutout victory at El Capitan High School.

Andres Awai, Kendrick Bond, Devan Hall and Remoni Tufono all had touchdowns for the Reapers (1-0).

Paced by Tufono and Jonathan Okitukunda, Palm City's defense allowed less than 100 total yards.

Junior varsity

The JV Reapers played a solid game against Merced, holding the home team scoreless until the four-minute mark of the fourth quarter, but eventually fell to the Gauchos 14-0 at El Capitan High School.

Rookies

The rookie Reapers' campaign started in disappointing fashion Saturday.

The Merced Gauchos proved too much for Palm City, taking a 39-6 victory in the first game of the United Youth Football League season at El Capitan High School in Stockton.

Starters

The starter Reapers were unstoppable in a 37-0 victory against the Merced Gauchos.

Palm City (1-0) pounded the football as Amir Perkins and Ohani Duran combined for 273 yards on the ground with Perkins finishing with 169 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Duran with 104 yards and two TDs.

Azeiel Campos also added 79 yards and a rushing touchdown in the rout for the local squad.

Defensively, the Reapers completely dominated the Gauchos, holding Merced to less than 80 yards of offense, en route to a season-opening win.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com

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