Sports Roundup: Football, volleyball results
Maxwell 27, Chester 22
Aggressive defense led the way for the Maxwell High football team as they spoiled Chester's homecoming by handing the Volcanoes (6-1, 1-1 Mountain Valley) their first loss of the season 27-22.
"That's the hardest we've hit by far and the most aggressive we've been all year," Panthers coach Robert Wilson said.
The Panthers' (5-2, 2-0 MVL) defensive line overpowered the Volcanoes offensive line and kept them from opening holes for the running game, Wilson said.
After trading touchdowns in the first quarter and trading scores in the second quarter, Blake Vierra caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from George Barajas as time ran out on the half for a 20-15 lead.
Vierra extended the lead on an option with about five minutes remaining and the defense intercepted a pass with 2:15 left in the game.
"It was a pretty intense game, it had a playoff atmosphere. It had a lot of high drama, a lot of back and forth," Wilson said.
Barajas finished with 81 yards passing, 104 yards rushing and scored on a touchdown run. Luis Rolon ran for 121 yards and caught a pass for 25 yards. Vierra added 54 yards on the ground, 36 through the air and scored three touchdowns.
Barajas, Rolon and Santiago Gonzalez intercepted passes, and Bryce Perry, Daniel Manson and Russell Jones recovered fumbles for the Panthers.
Colusa 38, Esparto 18
The RedHawks went on the road and snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Esparto 38-18.
Colusa (3-4, 1-1 Mid-Valley) put up 420 yards of offense and the defense shut down Esparto (0-7, 0-2 MVL) to the tune of 27 yards offense.
Andrew Rodriguez led the RedHawks with 145 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
Hamilton 41, Williams 6
Hamilton took the lead in the Mid-Valley League with a 41-6 victory against visiting Williams High on Friday.
The Braves (4-3, 2-0 MVL) are the only undefeated team in the league while the Yellowjackets (2-5, 1-1 MVL) dropped into a four-way tie for second place.
Princeton 3, Elk Creek 0
The Lady Eagles played ungracious hosts to visiting Elk Creek on Thursday, sweeping the Elks 25-6, 25-12, 25-13.
Ashley McMartin and Maryssa Martin each landed four kills for the Eagles (15-8, 4-0 Pioneer-Valley League), and Princeton got three each from Amanda Hansen and Marisela Valencia.
Martin confounded Elk Creek's serve-receive for eight aces of her 13 points at the service line. Lauren Ferreira served for 11 points, with four coming from aces. Miranda Perez also delivered four aces.
Kayleen Swearinger led Elk Creek with three kills.
Swearinger, Emily Groth, Taylor Munk and Sarah McCabe each launched ace serves.
Princeton played at Paradise Adventist on Monday, plays in Elk Creek today and finishes up the week in Orland, playing Providence on Thursday.
Elk Creek (2-11, 1-4 PVL) played Providence on the road Tuesday, and hosts Redding Adventist on Thursday.
Maxwell 34, Chester 0
Hunter Mobley threw two touchdown passes to Martin Rangel and rushed for another score as the junior varsity Panthers (6-1, 2-0) claimed a 34-0 victory against Chester on Friday.
Scott Wells and Brian Burg added rushing touchdowns. Favian Rolon led the team with six tackles, and Peyton Schmidt and Devin Lee intercepted passes.
Colusa 27, Willows 7 (peewees)
The Cowboys (5-3, 4-0) remained in first place in the Southern Conference with a win against visiting Willows on Saturday.
Askil Coombs returned a kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown and had a big day on defense with 11 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Christian Lyss ran for 56 yards and a touchdown, Conner Saso ran for 28 yards and a touchdown, and Shane Calcagno ran for 18 yards and a score. Xavier Lopez led the Cowboys with 63 yards rushing, Jacob Havens added 20 yards on the ground and Tommy Davis added 16 yards receiving.
Calcagno led the Cowboys with 13 tackles, while Brendon Garcia and Davis made seven each.
Willows 29, Colusa 13 (jr. midgets)
Fernando Castillo ran for an 83-yard touchdown and Dutch Kalfsbeek added a 4-yard touchdown run, but the Cowboys junior midgets fell on Saturday in Colusa.
Castillo finished with 86 yards rushing and 25 yards receiving, Kalfsbeek ran for 32 yards and passed for 6 yards, and Raymond Frias ran for 31 yards and added 5 yards receiving.
Ben Rainsbarger led the Cowboys (0-8, 0-4) with eight tackles, Eduardo Rodriguez made six tackles, Frias forced a fumble and Logan Vessels made an interception.
Willows 19, Colusa 11 (midgets)
Anthony Mena caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cole Travis and kicked a 27-yard field goal but the Coyotes downed the Cowboys 19-11 on Saturday in Colusa.
The Cowboys (5-3, 2-2 Southern) couldn't hand Willows (8-0, 4-0 Southern) its first loss of the season, but Ricardo Ruvalcabe ran for 41 yards, Lucas Davison ran for 40 yards and Cole Travis passed for 75 yards.
Dylan Jones led the team with 11 tackles, Ruvalcabe made 8 tackles, Angel Hernandez pitched in with six and Ralph Delgado, four.