The cheerleaders traveled to Vallejo to compete in the Jamz Cheer Competition at Six Flags Marine World.
The Starts cheerleading squad took to the stage first at the Jamz event, delivering a top-notch performance to earn second place in the Dance division. The Starts earned another second place in the Performance Cheer division. The Rookies came on next, earning second in Show Cheer and third in Dance. The JV unit followed with a third-place showing in Performance Cheer. Finally, the Varsity squad ended the day with a pair of second-place finishes in Performance Cheer and Show Cheer.
The Patriot football teams improved their league records with a pair of victories over the Modesto Raiders.
Starts Blue: In a great contest to begin the day, the Patriots Starts Blue defeated the Modesto Raiders Starts 20-19 in overtime. Carl Wiley was all over the field, recording a sack, eight tackles, and a touchdown run that tied the game at 13 each at the end of regulation.
In overtime, the Raiders' Moses Guzman scored from nine yards out, but the extra point was foiled by the Patriots defense. The Pats took possession from the 10-yard line, and Wiley again found paydirt, this time on a sweep left. On the ensuing point-after try, Wiley took a pitch right from quarterback Anthony Gripe, spun away from a Raider defender, and worked his way to the house for the winning point.
Rookies Blue: Delta Patriots Rookies Blue improved its record to 4-3 with a 27-7 win over the Modesto Raiders. Rene Clark returned the opening kickoff 62 yards for a touchdown. Clark scored three touchdowns on the day. The Pats offense, led by quarterback Joseph Tolentino, surprised the Raiders through the air. The dagger was a swing pass to Nick Zalec, who broke several tackles en route to a 40-yard touchdown.
Ben Beard, Derrick Bella, Zachary Kessler and Ryan Dick led the defense, combining for four sacks and a dozen tackles for losses.
- Contributed by Kenneth Lee