With helmets, face mask, and firefighter attire, a team from a Madera County fire station faced off with a less experienced, but determined squad from Warnock Foods.
In the foothills of Madera County on Road 600, two dozen members of the Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49 of E Clampus Vitus, otherwise known as Clampers, gathered to dedicate another historical monument.
The Hawks were holding onto a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. Yosemite quarterback Joey Woolsey drove the Badgers down the field on a 10-play drive inside the Liberty five-yard line.
The Liberty Hawks football team put the game into cruise control before halftime and rolled to an easy 40-7 victory over Yosemite-Oakhurst to open North Sequoia League play.
Late in the third quarter, San Joaquin Memorial was up by 14 points at 21-7 and had just recovered a Nathaniel Nelson fumble at the Panther’s 45-yard line.
“We counted seven times that the ball hit the ground, which is a recipe for disaster no matter where you’re playing football.”
With Bullard leading 21-0 in the second quarter, it looked as if the Stallions stopped senior running back Dajonte O’Neal dead in his tracks on a rushing play.