The Fontana Bucks started the 2017 Pop Warner Football season with a 32-0 victory over the Rancho Cucamonga Panthers this past week.
The locals started the game on defense and did not disappoint, forcing Rancho to turn the ball over on downs. When the offense took over, the Bucks marched down the field with key runs by Julian Ruiz, Biruk Johnson and Jayden Collins. Devin Hoze had a nice run for 25 yards and the score.
On the next possession, Fontana drove in for a touchdown by Johnson, who finished the day with 66 yards rushing.
Ruiz ended up with 88 yards and two scores.
Eric Butler Jr. completed 4 of 6 pass attempts for 55 yards, including a pass to Ransom Mitchell-Thomas for 35 yards. Butler ran in for the extra point.
Edward Schultz rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown. Other key contributors on offense were Brandon Garcia, Olyjah Bonilla, Jerimiah Newman, Samual Vasquez, Victor Tellez Jr., and Vicente Ortiz.
On defense, the locals only allowed Rancho to gain 55 yards in total offense.
Damond Stewart contested two passes thrown his way and made 4 tackles to lead the defense. Paul Solis Jr. had three quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. Syrano Ware finished the night with 4 tackles, two of which were for losses. Other key contributors on defense were Abraham Aguilar, Frank Ruiz Jr., Jonathan Bruno, Frank Rodriguez, Levi Nixon, Jeremiah Jewett, and Steve Bodoy Velasquez.
In other games:
----- Fontana Vipers 32, High Desert 0
Jasonye Iwuorie gained 85 yards and scored two touchdowns, including a 65-yard dash, to lead the Vipers, who piled up 272 yards overall on the ground.
Dahvide' Jefferson had a 47-yard touchdown run, Joseph Paulino had a 46-yard TD run, and Christian Rodriguez-Perez had 2 rushes for 29 yards and a touchdown. Jaxon Chambers provided a 25-yard run, Jacob Dubon had an 18-yarder, and Jonoah Jefferson had 24 yards in 3 attempts.
The offense was aided by an excellent blocking day from the offensive line, which consisted of Ethan Moreno, Issac Ramirez, Elijah Vazquez, Corey Caldwell, Raymond Machuca, Jalen Castro, and David Chairez.
On defense, Rodriguez-Perez had 6 tackles and 1 forced fumble. Vazquez made 4 tackles and forced a fumble and Elijah Cruz had 4 tackles. Iwuorie made 3 tackles and Jefferson, Francisco Acosta, Chambers, and Erik Gutierrez all had 2 tackles. Joseph Colin, Dubon, Dashaad Harper, Angel Rodriguez, Isiah Walker, and Jaden Sollchaga all supplied 1 tackle, and Sollchaga also recovered a fumble.
----- Fontana Razorbacks 28, Ontario 0
The Fontana defense did an outstanding job, holding the opponents to negative yards on offense.
Ray Ahumada intercepted a pass and also had 3 tackles, while Kole Chalfant made 5 tackles and Andrew Cruz had 4 tackles and a sack.
Kalen Stephens and Freddie Heuneberg both had 3 tackles and Trejean Jefferson, Maximus McCarthy, Brayden Wann, and Gavin Rister all had 2 tackles. Other standouts on defense included Damien Gomez, Gavin Lopez, Jacob Solano, Danny Perez and Jaylin Smalls.
The Razorbacks' offense scored thanks to great blocking by Amos Aguilera, Andrew Almanza, Steven Campos, Kole Chalfant, Daniel Hernandez, Jacob Lucas, Brayden Paul, Isaiah Ruiz, and Wann.
Jefferson had a 35-yard punt return for a touchdown. Smalls rushed for 66 yards and a TD and Stephens ran for 76 yards and a touchdown. McCarthy rushed for 14 yards on 2 carries and had a reception for 5 yards.
Wann completed 2 passes for 31 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown pass to Stephens. Chalfant kicked 2 extra points.
----- Upland 6, Fontana Gators 0
In a tough defensive struggle, Upland was able to cash in a TD in the third quarter and pin a heartbreaking loss on the Gators.
Defensive leaders for the Gators were Ethan Solchaga and Hernan Rodriguez, who each had 4 tackles.
Jaevin Sawyer had 3 tackles and forced a fumble, while Jayden Fonseca had 3 tackles and Rashad Martin, Santana Maldonado, Gregory Booker, and Bryce Johnson all had 2 tackles.
Carlos Santibanez, Ethan Bouthier, and Cayden Turner each had 1 tackle and a sack. Darrion Williams had 1 tackle and a fumble recovery. Players with 1 tackle apiece were Willie Gates III, Izaiah Fiallos, Ethan Wheeler, Jaiden Dupree, and Trent Thomas.
On offense, Maldonado led the Gators' rushing attack. Other rushing contributors included Fonseca, Martin, Sawyer, and Daniel Gomez.
Blocking was provided by Jacob Ducazau, Jayden Noel, Johnson, Ryland Haney-Jimenez, Matthew Alarcon, Jonathan Contreras, Ryan Elizalde, Vincent Torres, Cameroon Webb, Nathan Bravo, Nathan Cardenas, and Kyle Sanders.
----- Rancho 12, Falcons 6
Chauncey Davis turned in a fine effort, rushing for 75 yards in 10 carries and scoring a touchdown, but the Fontanans were edged out by Rancho.
Jamel Sly had 10 carries for 40 yards and Mark Mitchell had 8 carries for 24 yards. Derrick Brown and Isaiah Alcazar also gained yardage. Johnny Garcia completed an 8-yard pass to Brandon Rivers, who also had 2 punt returns for 25 yards.
The Falcons' defense played well, led by Davis, who made 6 tackles and recovered a fumble.
Dillon Smalls had 8 tackles and Jalen Ephraim and Jalen Mitchell both had 6 tackles.
Aureliano Bedoy supplied 5 tackles and Roberto Padilla and Kenneth Porter had 4 tackles apiece. Sly had 3 tackles and Mitchell, Jacob Robinson, Gary Acero, Jacob Cruz, and Rivers all had 2. Jordan Corona had 1 tackle.