GAME OF THE WEEK: Colton at Patriot

THE DETAILS:
Colton vs. Jurupa Valley Patriot
CIF-Southern Section – Week 11
Division 12 – First Round
At Rubidoux (Calif.) HS
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 10

COLTON (6-4 overall, 3-2 Sunkist League) won its final two games of the regular season to squeeze into the playoffs. The problem with both those victories, however, is that the Yellowjackets defense allowed 40 points per game in both. Sure, they go down as wins but allowing 80 combined points in back-to-back weeks can’t be the way a defensive coordinator wants to go into a postseason. Senior RB Lawrence Campbell and FB Brennan Ramos give the ‘Jackets a strong 1-2 punch, but a complete lack of a passing game and a suspect defense may be too much to overcome for too much longer.
HEAD COACH: Shawn Collins

JURUPA VALLEY PATRIOT (7-2 overall, 3-2 River Valley League) lost 19-14 to Riverside Ramona in Week 10 to back into the playoffs but still managed to retain a share of a rare five-way co-league championship. Fortunately for the Warriors they won the coin-flip go into the playoffs as the RVL’s No. 1 seed. Senior QB John Ober, who dislocated his knee in Week 9, did not play last week and is a game-day decision for Week 11. Senior RB Erik Garcia was there to pick up the slack two weeks ago but must prove reliable for this team to make a deep run.
HEAD COACH: Chris Fowler

THE KEY PLAYERS:
Colton — QB Alex Zamora, Soph. (5-foot-10, 170 pounds); RB Lawrence Campbell, Sr. (5-11, 180); RB/CB Mario Fierro III, Sr. (5-8, 150); FB/OLB Brennan Ramos, Jr. (6-foot, 160); WR Isaac Corona, Sr. (6-1, 185); T/DE Chris Aragon, Sr. (6-foot, 235); DL David Corral, Sr. (5-9, 200); DB Ayjay Porter, Sr. (5-9, 165); K Joseph Edwards, Fr. (5-9, 155)

Patriot — QB John Ober, Sr. (6-foot-4, 220 pounds); RB Erik Garcia, Sr. (5-11, 187) RB Isaac Flores, Soph. (5-6, 145); WR/RB William Bratton, Jr. (5-6, 140); WR Ken Barrios, Jr. (5-10, 145); OL Giovanni Calderas, Sr. (5-11, 240); DL/TE Zach Stauffer, Sr. (6-3, 210); DB Devin Riley, Sr. (5-8, 150); K/DB Hunter Thompson, Sr. (6-foot, 170)

THE DIFFERENCE:
In an ugly game it only takes one pretty play. Patriot senior DL/TE Zach Stauffer has shown the ability to be a game-changer.

THE PREDICTION:
Patriot 34, Colton 28

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One Response to “GAME OF THE WEEK: Colton at Patriot”
  1. John Terry Ober III says:

    Thanks for the great coverage D. Pope ! Keep it up! Patriot Warriors are on the march into the playoffs vs. Big Bear next week. Go Warriors! JT Ober

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