Freshman and JV Pintos defeat Falcons

The California High School freshman and JV football teams were on the road for football games against Blair Oaks Sept. 27, where the freshman Pintos captured a 50-6 win from the Falcons.

Though the Falcons led 6-0 after one quarter, it was the Pintos who turned on the heat to dominate the remainder of the contest.

In the second quarter, Seth Fairchild scored a 3-yard touchdown to even the score at 6-6. Jerry Lutz forced a Falcon fumble and Alexx Lewis had a fumble recovery. Lutz scored a 16-yard TD and Fairchild scored the two-point conversion, to put the Pintos on top 14-6. Quarterback Dylan Albertson added a 24-yard TD run, with Fairchild scoring the two-point conversion to leave California leading 22-6. Albertson scored another touchdown, this time for two yards, which left the Pintos leading 28-6 at the half.

Third-quarter action for the Pintos included J.T. Trachsel scoring a 20-yard TD with Albertson scoring the two-point conversion, and Jacob Johnson scoring on a 2-yard run, to give California a 42-6 edge going into the final quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Albertson hit Cristian Corona with a 27-yard TD pass, followed by a two-point conversion scored by Johnson. The Pintos came away with the win, 50-6.

"The guys really wanted this one and they came out and took care of business," California Coach Derek Sommerer said. "This was a great team effort and a great win!"

California's JV also defeated Blair Oaks, 24-0.

The Pintos hosted North Callaway Monday night, where California's JV lost 21-14 to the Wildcats, while the freshman Pintos captured a win, 21-14.

The Pintos will host Smith-Cotton beginning at 5 p.m. Monday for California's final games of the season.

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