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‘Jackets can’t slow down Wolverines

Williams senior Cesar Ambriz, shown in a photo from April 2, had a good night against Biggs catching four passes for 104 yards. (Pioneer Review photo/Jennifer Corriea)

In this COVID affected season, the Biggs football team has established itself as a powerhouse, steamrolling opponents by averaging 52 points and 355 yards rushing per game to remain a perfect 5-0, and last Friday night in Biggs, the Williams Yellowjackets found out first hand that the Wolverines live up to that billing as they fell 49-8.

It was ultimately the Wolverine ground game that gashed the ‘Jacket defense for big gains and led to its undoing as coach Jeff Lemus explained, “Their running back [Shavon Gramps-Green] is the real deal. I can’t recall seeing another back that runs like he does. Although, he wasn’t the only running back that gave us fits.”

Biggs scored 35 unanswered points before Williams got on the board with five minutes remaining in the second quarter when quarterback Omar Lomeli connected with Miguel Rivera on a three-yard scoring play for what proved to be the Yellowjackets’ only points of the game.

Rivera had three catches for 61 yards on the night, while Lomeli completed 11 of 24 passes for 251 yards.

Also turning in a notable effort was Cesar Ambriz who hauled in four passes for 104 yards in addition to rushing for 32 yards on six carries.

Although it was tough going for the ‘Jacket defense, Lorenzo Ruvalcaba recorded a team-high nine tackles and Emiliano Garcia made eight.

While the end result was not what they had hoped for, Williams, with its large group of juniors, has shown potential in this abbreviated year, and with the summer to prepare and a more normal school schedule, should have something to look forward to in the fall.

In the meantime, the Yellowjackets (1-2) are back at it this week on Friday in their last scheduled game of the season when it hosts a winless Hamilton City team at McCarl Field.▪

 

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