Bobcats beat Braves, head into post-season play

Coach Pat McGowan

Special to Anza Valley Outlook

In the final game of the regular season the Hamilton Bobcats battled the Sherman Indian Braves. In a rather defensive battle, the Bobcats took an early lead and never looked back. In the first quarter, quarterback Isaac Chacon (#42) led the team down field and ran the ball in to take a 7-0 lead.

With a Chayson Babcock (#33) interception on the Braves’ next drive the Bobcats were in striking distance yet again. However, this drive was ended by a Hamilton interception. The offensive struggles continued for both teams until midway through the second quarter when Isaac Chacon again led the team down and ran the ball in for another score.

At the half, the Bobcats were winning 13-0. In the third quarter, Randy Lopez (#6) ran in for the Bobcats’ final score of the game.

Hamilton won 19-0 to finish off the season with a 5-5 record. The Bobcats, will take on Rancho Christian, in Temecula in the first round of playoffs Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.

Offensive stats: 86 rushing yards, 91 passing yards, for a total of 177 offensive yards.

Isaac Chacon (#42): 2 rushing touchdowns, 16 rushing yards, and 91 passing yards on 11 rushes and 16 passes.

Saul Perez (#10): 10 rushing yards and 31 passing yards on 3 rushes and 2 receptions.

Randy Lopez (#6): 1 rushing touchdown, 56 rushing yards, and 40 passing yards on 17 rushes and 4 receptions.

Michael Jones (#88): 9 receiving yards on one reception.

Dakota Lassen (#3): 11 receiving yards on one reception.

Chayson Babcock (#1): 4 rushing yards on 3 rushes.

Defensive stats: Allowed 100 yards rushing and 15 yards passing. Team had 39 total tackles, three interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.

Isaac Chacon (#42) led the team with 7 tackles and a forced fumble.

Austin Ellington (#33) had 5 tackles and a fumble recovery.

Levi Ross (#73) had 5 tackles and a pass deflection.

Michael Jones (#88) had 5 tackles.

Chayson Babcock (#1) had 3 tackles and 2 interceptions.

Randy Lopez (#6) had 3 tackles and 1 interception.

Dakota Lassen (#3) had 2 tackles and a fumble recovery.

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