Warren with the Comeback to beat the Taft Raiders, 21-10
This was home coming week for the Warren Warriors. To come out with a win was probably icing on the cake. For the second and third quarters, there was no scoring. But it was the first and fourth quarters where things were good.
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Taft started the action with a 22 yard punt return by Markel Turner followed by a Bryan Medina kick in the 1Q, putting the Raiders down for 7 points at the 9:38 mark. A couple of minutes later in the 1Q at the 6:37 mark, Taft's Bryan Medina scored a 23 yard field goal, putting the Raiders at 10-0.
The game then became a back and forth showing of defensive power as there was no scoring. But, entering the fourth quarter, things changed. Warren's Samuel Stanford scored a 4 yard touchdown followed by a Kingowen Cabrera at the 9:47 mark, then another 25 yard touchdown run with a Kingowen Cabrera kick at the 8:10 mark, and finally a Kyle Elder 16 yard pass from Christian Miller with one more Kingowen Cabrera kick at the 1:42 mark, ending the game with Warren beating Taft, 21-10.
NOTABLE GAME STATS
The Warren Warriors had a grand total of 329 yards for the game, of which 162 were rushing and 167 were passing. The Warriors had 15 first downs, 2 fumbles with no turnovers, and 6 penalties costing them 40 yards.
The Taft Raiders had a total of 124 yards, 70 of which were rushing yards and 54 were passing. The Raiders had 6 first downs, 4 fumbles with 1 turnover, and 3 penalties costing them 15 yards.
Warren is now 4-3 overall (3-3 in district play) and moves onto play Brandeis at Farris stadium on 10/24 at 7PM.
Taft is now 3-4 overall (2-4 in district play) and moves onto play Jay in Gus stadium on 10/24 at 7PM.
Reporter/Photojournalist - Michael Quintero