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Pitman defense shuts down Deer Valley

With a one score loss to Napa the week prior, Pitman High quickly forgot their defeat completely shutting the doors on Deer Valley in the team’s Week 4 matchup.

The Pride of Pitman notched their second win of the season on the road with a dominating performance on the defensive side that resulted in a 36-0 win.

“Defense did a good job; shut them down,” said Pitman head coach Tom Tyler. “We made some mistakes early on, but played good defense and moved the ball well near the end.”

It was not the best or quickest start, as they had two turnover on downs inside the red zone. After a scoreless first quarter, the Pride settled into their game.

The Pitman offense eventually tallied two touchdowns in the second quarter to go up by 14 after Tyress Pope scored two of his three touchdowns of the game.

On defense, the Pride came away with three interceptions and four sacks.

“The defense took over,” Tyler said. “After their first march down the field, we stopped them.”

Pitman held Deer Valley to only 159 total yards of offense, 99 rushing and 60 passing. 

The Pride will have a bye this week followed by an away contest at North Salinas at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2.


Hilmar dominates Brookside Christian in 47-12 win

The Hilmar High Yellowjackets, upset over their one-point loss to Sonora, found redemption on the field as they took down Brookside Christian 47-12 Friday night.

“We tried to get all of our starters and players out there for the most part,” said Hilmar head coach Frank Marques. “It was an opportunity to get all the guys on the field.”

Brookside, with only 17 players on their roster, accumulated only 238 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers, one interception and three fumbles.

On offense, Hilmar averaged 6 yards per carry while tallying 173 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Hilmar quarterbacks Chase Kindberg and Daniel Teixeira both combined for a 5-for-6 night, 86 yards and three touchdowns.

“They have only one team at all four levels,” Marques added about Brookside.

Hilmar now moves on to their final preseason contest when they host Pacific Grove for their homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“They are a good team, very well coached. We had bumps and bruises from that Sonora [game], but it is good we had this tune up game to recover and come out ready for PG,” Marques said. “I've been here a while and we always perform well on homecoming... our kids are focused and will play hard.”


Denair loses to Argonaut

Coming off their first win of the season a week prior against Brookside Christian, Denair unfortunately fell to Argonaut in their second road game of the year, 35-12.

“We didn’t execute very well. There were a lot of mental mistakes and when you play a team that is as well coached as Argonaut, you are going to find yourself on the wrong side of a 35-12 game,” said Denair head coach Anthony Armas.

The score was close at the half at 14-6, but the Coyotes of Denair were not in sync.

The score at one point in the fourth quarter was only 21-12, but then Argonaut finished off the Coyotes on their home field.

“We fumbled the snap on a punt that gave them great field position and then we just gave up another touchdown after that drive,” said Armas. “That really put us out of reach.

“We need to get better at paying attention to detail. We made a lot of mental mistakes that really hurt us. I guess you can attribute it to being young, but young or not, we can’t be making the mistakes we did and expect to be successful.”

Denair’s next game will be against a familiar foe in Delhi at Delhi High at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“I think we are really looking forward to rebounding from last week’s game, fixing our mistakes and kicking off league,” Armas added.