The season opener went well for the Pitman Pride varsity football team, which traveled to Napa High to take on the Indians and came out with a 16-0 win.
“More defensive game, our defense played really well and did good things,” said Pitman coach Dustin Curtiss.
Alex Reyes of Pitman returned the opening kickoff for an 80-yard touchdown score to put the Pride up 7-0 early on.
The Pride then forced a turnover in Napa’s ensuing drive and Vlad Montejo drilled a 35-yard field goal to take an early 10-0 lead.
Pitman and their stout defense never looked back as they controlled the game, holding Napa to no points till the final whistle.
The Pride added another score before the first half ended when Jacob Partida broke loose for a 40-yard run.
Montejo missed the extra point and the Pride held on for a 16-0 win.
“It was one of those first game things, we made mental mistakes on offense but will get it figured out,” Curtiss added.
Pitman will host Lincoln of Stockton from Joe Debely at 7 p.m. Friday.