Los Angeles, Ca – A showdown in the Western League didn’t disappoint the crowd, for the first three quarters. Fairfax wears down the University Wildcats 34-19 for the final score. The Wildcats homecoming will be a little less sweet on Saturday night after this defeat.
Coming into tonight’s game Fairfax running back Ramses Hernandez is a leading rusher in CIF Los Angeles City Section. He doesn’t pass the eye test when first see him but, once he touches the ball and legs get turning you love his game. Hernandez tonight had over 175 all purpose yards with two touchdowns.
The Wildcats responded to the Lions first touchdown which was a 51 yard touchdown by Hernandez. They came back in second quarter behind team leader Eugene Ford who caught a 17 yard touchdown catch that was delivered by Paul Davis. Davis struggled little bit in the second half and had few bad drops from few receivers.
After halftime the U-Town Wildcats looked to play with a faster tempo. Running back Gabriel McClain took a quick screen pass for good yards and moved the chains. As a reward Coach Lee Lowe fed McClain that capped the an earlier drive with a two yard touchdown with a un successful extra point that gave the Wildcats their last lead of the game 13-7. From this point on Hernandez got stronger and showed off his hands and patience to follow his blocking. Midway in 3rd quarter Hernandez had 20 yard touchdown catch & 4th quarter rushing score for 4 yards during the four fourth which made the score 21-13.
Once the Wildcats began to cover the read option a little better and focused, then came quarterback Markell White of Fairfax who began to pull ball back and keep. White started to extend plays and find a few nice larger holes. White got the whole sideline excited during the 4th quarter with a nice run and stiff arm to pick up first down. But more importantly the when you see your quarterback running way and running over the young ones.
Now with two games left the University Wildcats will finish the season on the road at 7pm on October 30th at Westchester. Then the Fairfax Lions will host the Palisades and look to finish the season strong on October 30th at 7pm.
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