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Redskins erupt in season opener

by Dreama Ortivez
LA VETA- Last Friday night the Redskins proved to be more than the Primero Bulldogs could handle as they erupted with 66 points.
The Redskins were fired up and attacked the Bulldogs relentlessly. Primero received the opening kick-off, and it did not take long for the Redskins to shut them down. The Redskins forced a punt and senior Adam Ortivez went 65 yards before the run was called back due to a penalty. It only took the Redskins 5 plays to go 72 yards and reach the end zone for the first score of the game by Ortivez.
Primero’s luck would not change on their second possession as the Redskins forced yet another punt. One play later and quarterback Ortivez found an opening and ran for a 61-yard touchdown. This would be how the night was going to go for the Redskins.
On their next offensive possession, Ortivez connected with Josiah Christian on a 53-yard pass setting up a first and goal. Kyon Kreutzer punched from 4 yards out. The next drive went 33 yards: a 15 yard rush by senior Brandon Morgan and an 18 yard rush by Dylan Sporcich for the touchdown.
The Bulldogs could not find an answer to the Redskin rushing attack. Adding other rushing touchdowns for the Redskins were WD Arnold, Morgan, Ortivez and Sporcich.
The Redskin defense forced 5 interceptions, (Ortivez had 4 and freshmen Tanner Sporcich had 1) and five quarterback sacks (Eric Griego with 3, Jonathan Sanchez had 3 and Bradley Vigil had 1) and added to the total score with a safety in the fourth quarter.
When asked about the team’s performance, Coach Ortivez stated, “I was real happy with the way our kids played with discipline. Our defense was disciplined and went to the ball very well. Offensively our linemen controlled the game and our running backs hit the holes hard and with great vision …. Penalties, turnovers and missed extra point opportunities are things that we will address this week as we prepare for Manzanola.”
The Redskins will travel to Manzanola tomorrow for a 7 pm kick-off, which is a non-conference game. Good Luck Redskins!

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