CITRUS HEIGHTS — The Rio Vista High football team had no problem with host San Juan, Friday night, cruising to a 54-14 Sierra Delta League victory.
Chace Marlowe returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown and he had 76 yards rushing with one another TD for the Rams (7-1, 3-1 SDL).
Hernan Ruiz ran for 81 yards and a score, while Bryan Peters rushed for 59 yards and two TDs.
Rams quarterback Ryan Mackey was 9 for 12 for 149 yards and a touchdown.
“The defense played stellar today,” said Rio Vista coach Cliff Malta.
The defense was led by Tyler Gomes and Jose Torres.
Rio Vista hosts Golden Sierra next week.
Prep JV football
Avant leads Vikings to victory
FAIRFIELD — Thomas Avant rushed for three touchdowns and the Vanden High Junior varsity football team stayed unbeaten in the SCAC with a 28-6 win over American Canyon at George A Gammon Field, Friday night.
Avant gave the Vikings (3-4, 2-0 SCAC) the lead for good with a 75-yard first-quarter run.
Steph Koss passed to Josiah Taylor for the 2-point conversion to make it 8-0.
Up 8-6 at halftime, Avant had second-half TD runs of 1 and 35 yards, with Tamron Star adding a 2-point run.
Anthony Hopson rounded out the scoring with a 15-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
“Defensively, we stopped their dive. They are a dive team,” said coach Chris frederick. “Defensively we almost pitched a shutout. the kids stepped up on both sides of the ball.”
Vanden plays at Vallejo Saturday night, Oct. 26.
Vintage JV 28, Rodriguez JV 0: At Memorial Stadium, Napa, the Mustangs (3-4) fell to 0-2 in the Monticello Empire League after a loss to the Crushers.
Vintage opened a 14-0 lead at the break and added touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to put the game away.
“The cards weren’t dealt right for us today,” Rodriguez coach Aaron Montes said. “I can’t put it together. These kids practice really hard, and well, it is what it is. They were the better team.”
The Mustangs will look for their first league win of the season next week when they host the Wildcats of Will C. Wood.
Vacaville 43 JV, Armijo 16: At Armijo, Kevin Smith scored second-half touchdowns of 21 and 5 yards, but it wasn’t enough to rally the host Indians against in a Bulldogs win.
Still, Armijo head coach Galen Lawton said he sees progress in his players.
“It might sound strange, but I’m happy with a lot of what I saw,” Lawton said. “We made quite a few plays … On offense and defense that I’m really happy with.”
The loss dropped Armijo to 2-5 on the year.