Manson Trojans hosted the Cashmere C squad for our season opener.
The final score was 25-0 Manson.
The game was set up originally to play their JV squad but it turned due to timing and other considerations they traveled with only a few upper classmen with the balance being freshmen. I was truly impressed with these young menís courage and sprite of competition.By the end of the first half the score was 18-0 and all of our eligible players had seen playing time. It was time to change player assignments to keep the match in check. Having been on the receiving end while coaching a group of 14 and 15 year olds vs a stacked varsity team with 17 to 19 year olds, I know is dejecting to the younger players.We wanted to avoid any such result.
How it went:
Javier Guillen took the opening kickoff 75 yards for a TD, PAT by Carlos Pineda was blocked
Jordan Pittman 10 yard run TD, Pittman, 2 point conversion failed
Guillen 25 yard run TD, Pineda PAT failed
15 yard run, TD, Casey Sorensen, PAT, Pineda, good
Javier Guillen 12 carries for 104 yards, Casey Sorensen 4 carries for 39 yards, Jordan Pittman 5 carries for 33 yards, Marcus Vanderholm 2 carries for 17 yards and Nate Coggins 2 carries for 1 yard
Manson had 3 fumbles, 2 recovered and 1 lost
Manson caused 5 fumbles and recovered 2.
Senior linebacker Jordan Pittman lead the defense with 5 tackles, 3 assists, two sacks and two fumble recoveries. Freshman Alex Vanderholm had 3 tackles, 4 assists, 1 sack and caused two fumbles. Marcus Vanderholm and Luis Vazquez put in a good showing defensively.
Manson travels to Oroville this Friday, kickoff 7 pm. This is the league opener and the Hornets are ranked #1 in pre-season for the NCW North 2B league. Thanks to all the fans that made some noise last Thursday night. Thanks to the band and the cheer squad.