The North Division Starts pulled together for a 7-6 victory.
The Tracy Bucs started the season with a combined 67 points in only their first two games, so the Starts knew it would take a whole team effort for a win.
The defense, led by Bryce Leichty, Nathaniel Carroll, Austin Fox and Alexander Regelado, set the tone early on, slowing down the Bucs and allowing only three first downs and one score the entire game. The young football stars earned their second win and creating a building block for the rest of the season.
Patriots West Varsity shuts it down for win
Delta Patriots Varsity West recorded its first shutout of the season Saturday against the Liberty Ranch Jr. Hawks 32-0. Running back Nicholas Duarte led the West with two touchdowns, running back Riley Condon made a spectacular 90-yard touchdown run and quarterback Ezra Magalei connected with wide receiver Devon Benner on a 20-yard TD pass.
The West defense was led by Fazion LaMarque, Stephen Henry, Jacob Snyder and Duarte, who snagged a key interception to keep the Hawks out of the end zone. DP Varsity West is now 3-0, a record shared by DP Starts West and DP Rookies West.
– Contributed by Eric Yunck