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Youth Football Nabs Super Bowl Championship

Nov 29, 2023 04:24PM ● By James Prescott

The PeeWee Football with their coaches. The team roster included: (76) Adonis Anderson, (34) Axel Williams, (35) Aylanni Rosales, 25) Brayden Prescott, (23) Carson Ramos, (36) Colton Jones, (32) Elysia May, (14) Emilio Cortez, (78) Fischer Thomas,(74) Gabriel Duncan, (63) Garrett Smith, (41) Gianni Carter, (50) Giovanni Sanchez, (69) Hunter Collins, (89) Irish Donohue, (61) Jack Mahoney, (18) Jayden Sanchez Hernandez, (29) Joshua Rodriguez, (70) Julian Turner, (27) Julius Molina, (21) Kyron White, (81) Landon Dougherty, (85) Levi Price, (43) Liam Gilday, (47) Logan Hood, (12) Logan Perasso, (30) Mason Fiame, (87) Mason James, (45) Nathan Cortez, (52) Noah Gladish, (54) Riley Bolt, (16) Roman Magallon, and (10) Xzavier Puch. Photo by Victoria Sanchez

DIXON, CA (MPG) - The Dixon Youth Football PeeWee team has won the Independent Sports Alliance of California (ISAC) Super Bowl. They beat Woodland Christian School 31-25 at a neutral site (Vacaville Christian School) and finished the season 9-1. Coaches were Bryan Gilday (head coach), Josh Puch, Tevonne “Coach T” Turner, Billy May, Netto Ramos, Estavon Jernigan, and James Prescott. Team Manager is Vanessa Rodriguez.

The team was a bunch of 10-year-olds from various schools in Dixon. They were a ragtag group of kids that came together, and these coaches really did step up to the plate to lead these youths.

The game on Saturday, November 25, started just how Dixon hoped. Rainy and cold. The last time Dixon faced off with a team at Vacaville Christian School, they were facing a Vaca team that was expected to be difficult. And they were. However, Dixon came together to secure a 39-6 victory. Fast forward to Saturday’s game. The weather almost mirrored those same conditions. Was it an omen of things to come? That question would be answered only a couple hours later.

Woodland Christian started the game with the ball first. Dixon managed to get the ball back on downs. With this momentum, Dixon came out swinging. Play after play, the Dixon offense hammered the ball into Woodland’s defense, ending with a 17-yard touchdown run by Carson Ramos.

Woodland wouldn’t let this go unanswered. They fired back with a touchdown of their own on the ensuing drive. Dixon didn’t let this slow them down however, as they too drove the ball and scored on a 4-yard touchdown run by Xzavier Puch.

This put Dixon up 13-6 with the first half almost ending. Woodland found the endzone, but failed to score the PAT, tying the game 13-13 with 15 seconds left. However, Dixon had the lead at the beginning of the game, and they weren’t going to let the first half end without them on top. With enough time for one more play on the half, Dixon’s Levi Price ran hard up the middle of the field, scoring on a 61-yard dash, ending the first half 19-13.

The second half of the game looked like a repeat of the first. Carson Ramos and Xzavier Puch would both score their second touchdowns of the game, a 6-yard run and a 20-yard run respectively. It wasn’t until Woodland’s final drive, when they were only down by 6, that Dixon’s defense would secure the game. After several great carries, Woodland managed to get a first down at the Dixon 28-yard line with 1 minute left on the clock.

The first play was a toss to the quarterback’s right in the backfield that was read and stopped for an open field 3-yard loss by Brayden Prescott. Woodland’s second down resulted in an incomplete pass.

On their third down, Woodland’s quarterback connected with his receiver, who almost broke loose, but was caught back at the line of scrimmage by Levi Price. Then, just like the first half of the game, Levi Price would come up big for this Dixon Rams team.

In a desperation throw on fourth down, the Woodland Quarterback tried to hit his receiver down field. But, with Dixon’s defensive ends Irish Donohue and Carson Ramos closing in on him, he under threw the ball and was intercepted by Levi Price. Ball game. Dixon came out on top, securing the ISAC Super Bowl and capping off a tremendous year.

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