Reapers' varsity holds off Hayward for win
by PI Staff
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The Palm City Reapers varsity youth football team won its second straight game to start the season on Saturday, Sept. 21, posting a 24-19 United Youth Football League victory against the Hayward Earthquakes.

Playing on the road for the second time in as many weeks, Phabian Portillo ran for 198 yards and the game-winning touchdown, and teammate Jonathan Okitukunda also added a rushing TD in the win for the Reapers (2-0).

Junior varsity

Despite a solid performance from Palm City's Jerome Lawrence on both sides of the pigskin, the JV Reapers (0-2) were beat by the Hayward Earthquakes 27-0 on Saturday.


The rookie Reapers (0-2) were unable to contain a powerful Hayward Earthquakes offense and dropped its second game of the season by a score of 18-0.

Reapers president James Bond praised the play of Traumayne Johnson, Pray Perofeta and Save Savelio Jr. in the defeat.


The starter Reapers (1-1) put together a hard-fought effort before eventually falling to the Hayward Earthquakes, 14-7, on Saturday.

Azeiel Campos and Ohani Duran were the Reapers’ standout players, according to Bond.

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