Here's a recap of the games played this week:
Dixon Rams 14 – Central Marin Chargers 19
Dixon Youth Mitey Mites came out strong with an interception by Josh “Z-Man” Zamecnik on the opening play of the game followed by a 40+ yard TD run by Jacob Albrecht. The next 3 quarters was a hard fought battle with the Rams just falling short of a victory. The offensive line consisting of Ruben Lugo, Eric Brow, Josh Giardino, Xavier Romo, Brandon Mendoza and Davon Cannon help lead
the way for the two Ram touchdowns. Jack Young had a nice diving reception and Chris Tibbett had several nice runs.
JR Pee Wees
Dixon Rams 7 – Central Marin Chargers 6
It was a battle of the defenses in the JR Pee Wee game. Rams defense was led by
Micah Scott-Kelly, Noey Castro, Dominic Lepenske, Travis Crase, Hayden Rogers, Rigo Jimenez, Lawson Hensley, Angel Martinez, Jalen Wabaunsee, King Saffings and Jayden Albrecht. Central Marin Chargers scored first in the second half. The Rams came back to score in the final minutes of the 4th quarter with a handoff from Jayden Albrecht to Jalen Wabaunsee to tie the game and Micah Scott-Kelly running the ball for the extra point.
Dixon Rams 6 – Central Marin Chargers 0
Dixon Youth Pee Wee’s fought a tough battle through 4 tough quarters and ended up coming out on top 6-0. The one and only score of the game came from a handoff by Elton Wadlow to Tyler Boston who ran for a 60 yard touchdown. The 2 point conversion attempt by Ivan Contreras was stopped just short of the goal
line. The Pee Wee defense held strong behind the tough play by Zee McNally, Raymond Kavauka, Devin Hejnicki, Frank Young and the rest of the Pee Wee Rams.
Dixon Rams 50 – Central Marin Chargers 28
It was a great day for Dixon Ram football. The Jr. Midgets were pumped and ready to go when we kicked off to the Chargers to start our game. The Chargers tried to run it up the middle but their running back was met by middle linebacker, Joey Baker. The Ram defense stopped the Charger offense. First play on offense, Jesse Camarillo ran for 30 yards…. 1st DOWN RAMS!!!! Second play of the game, Jake Giardino breaks outside for a TOUCHDOWN!!!!!
The Chargers adjusted their game and the Ram defense struggled with missed tackles. However, the Rams defense held strong. The second possession of the game for the Rams resulted in running back, Jesse Camarillo running 60 yards for a RAM TOUCHDOWN!!!!
Spencer Webb kicked the ball off deep, after our second score, and the Chargers ran the ball back 70 yards for a touchdown. Chargers were not able to convert the point after. On the first offensive play, Webb caught a bubble pass from QB - Mitch Moniz and ran 65 yards for a RAM TOUCHDOWN!!!! Unfortunately, there was a penalty and the touchdown was called back. Two plays later Jesse Camarillo, once again, breaks out a 50 yard run to score another RAM TOUCHDOWN!!!!!
When the Chargers got the ball back, they set up for a long pass that was intercepted by Kyle McMullen. On the first play back on offense, Jesse Camarillo caught a pass from Mitch Moniz and ran another 50 yard RAM TOUCHDOWN!!!!
Brevin Hensley took over the offense just before half-time. On Hensley’s first play, he rolled out right and threw a great pass intended for KC Holtemann, but was intercepted by the Chargers. Chargers took over on downs and fought a
tough Ram defense as they drove down the field. The Chargers were able to connect with a receiver for a score. Hensley recovered and made several key plays to get the Rams back on top of their game.
The second half was much better for the Rams. The defense came out stronger and the offense continued a strong battle out on the field. As the game came to the end, the score was 42 – 28, with Dixon leading. QB-Mitch Moniz, fired a quick pass to Spencer Webb who caught the ball, tossed it out to Jesse Camarillo, who ran it in for a 25 yard RAM TOUCHDOWN!!!! Dixon finished the game winning 50-28!
Dixon Rams 28+ - Central Marin Chargers 0
It looked as though our Rams recovered the opening kickoff, however the Chargers clearly had possession of the ball and the whistle had blown before it came loose. Then our first defensive stance had its ups and downs with the Rams being called for jumping into the neutral zone and the Chargers being called for an illegal block on a well planned run (both common penalties for first games).
After the Rams stopped the Chargers, a short punt inadvertently hit our receiving team with the Chargers eventually recovering the ball. This first series ended with an interception returned for an apparent Rams’ touchdown, however it was called back. The Rams continued to move the ball and placed it into the end zone. Everyone on the Midget offense deserves a pat on the back for their efforts on Saturday. When five different players find the end zone, it is a testament to the fine blocking upfront.
The Rams settled down on defense, especially against the inside run; they forced several turnovers and took over on downs during the remaining series. Their bend but don’t break attitude eventually led to a 28 – 0 victory!
Following a 27-0 halftime lead, the Rams scored on their first possession placing the rest of the time into scrimmage. Several players were able to play multiple positions during the scrimmage, especially while on defense…this experience gained at various positions should help us continue to play better as a team.
Overall, our Midget Team was able to overcome early adversities by playing solid football.
Great job by all the players, coaches and cheerleaders! GO RAMS! Up next for DYFC is the Rohnert Park Warriors on Sunday, August 26 in Rohnert Park.