Bakersfield Back on Track

After an unexpected season-opening loss to Cerritos and a week 2 cancellation, it took the Bakersfield College Renegades until September 22nd to register their first win. And it took them a quarter to get rolling again Moorpark. But then the points came quickly as Bakersfield scored 5 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter en route to a 49-3 win at Moorpark.

It was truly a team effort for the Renegades.  Seven different players scored touchdowns, and even the kickers shared the duty of kicking the extra points.  RB Robert Thomas ran for 142 yards and a TD on just 12 carries.  SS James McGill forced one fumble and returned another for a TD.  The offense piled up over 400 total yards on the day and did not commit a turnover, with the 2 quarterbacks, Kevin Bryan and Dennis Dubois, combining for 134 yards.  Each threw for and ran for a TD.

Things started well enough for Moorpark.  The Raiders took the opening kickoff and drove to the Bakersfield 13 behind the strong running of Joey Casillas.  The drive consumed over 8 minutes and set up a 30-yard field goal by Christian Thomesen.  That gave Moorpark a 3-0 lead, which they held through the end of the first quarter.

But the second quarter was completely different.  Things started going Bakersfield's way when McGill hit Moorpark QB Mike Jasper from behind, causing a fumble.  DT Saxton Zachary recovered at the Raider 5, and on the Renegades' next play Kevin Bryan ran it in to give Bakersfield a 7-0 lead.  After 3 plays and a punt by Moorpark, Bakersfield got the ball back at their own 38.  On the next play, Thomas ran through the line and didn't stop until he crossed the goal line 62 yards later.  Dennis Dubois 11-yard run about 3 minutes later made it 21-3 and his 41-yard pass to WR Sammy Moore with just over a minute left in the half made it 28-3.  Then Moorpark's 2nd QB Barry Tolli fumbled, and Bakersfield's Randy Jordan recovered and returned it 24 yards.  And with 3 seconds left in the half, Bryan threw a 10-yard pass to TE Russell Handy to make it 35-3 Bakersfield at intermission.

Any thoughts Moorpark might have had regarding a comeback were erased early in the 3rd quarter when McGill recovered a Casillas fumble and raced 17 yards for the Renegades' 6th TD of the day, making the score 42-3.  Reserve RB David McCrary scored the final TD of the day from 6 yards out early in the 4th quarter.

1st Quarter:
M – FG Thomesen 30 yds 6:54  -    0-3

2nd Quarter:
B – Bryan 5 yd run (Wahl kick) 13:33 -    7-3
B – Thomas 62 yd run (Wahl kick) 11:32  -  14-3
B – Dubois 11 yd run (Wahl kick) 8:19 -   21-3
B – Moore 41 yd pass from Dubois (Wahl kick) 1:06  -   28-3
B – Handy 10 yd pass from Bryan (Wahl kick) 0:03 -   35-3

3rd Quarter:
B – McGill 17 yd fumble return (Wahl kick) 11:40 -   42-3

4th Quarter:
B – McCrary 6 yd run (T.Smith kick) 14:21  -   49-3

Individual Statistics:

B:  2-R.Thomas 12-142, 27-Clark 7-32, 5-Bryan 7-27, 4-Dubois 5-26, 39-McCrary 5-19, 20-Carter 4-10, 10-Joseph 2-9, 49-Camanella 1-5, 7-Edwards 3-(-2) M:  34-Casillas 16-76, 29-Nennery 8-33, 3-Tolli 3-9, 40-Creadick 1-2, 32-Schmidtz 1-1, 11-Jasper 3-(-14)

  4-Dubois 5-8-0-99, 1 TD; 5-Bryan 3-7-0-38, 1 TD M:  11-Jasper 5-12-1-77; 3-Tolli 4-12-0-27

B:  42-Handy 3-63, 9-Baptiste 2-21, 18-Hall 2-12, 3-Moore 1-41 M:  88-Bolding 5-58, 25-Weston 1-33, 87-Estandia 1-6, 81-Dacre 1-4, 82-Fernandez 1-3

  85-Gamboni 5-36.0 avg   M:  80-Geisler 6-36.2 avg

Kick Ret:
B:  3-Moore 1-28 M:  1-Taylor 3-61, 20-Garcia 3-60, 47-Luzetski 1-32, 41-Bruce 1-16

Punt Ret:
B:  3-Moore 3-7                                                                                                             

Interceptions-Ret Yds:
B:  21-Stamps 1-38                                          

Fum Rec-Ret Yds:
B:  24-Jordan 2-21, 28-McGill 1-17, 96-Zachary 1-0

34-Qualls, 28-McGill    M:  69-Puetz 1½,  52-Howell-Reed, 58-Davidson ½

Missed Field Goal:
B:  16-Wahl 44 yds (short)

Notes: Bakersfield entered 0-1, ranked #8 in South (lost to Cerritos 9/8).  Moorpark entered 0-2.  The game turned early in the second when McGill sacked Jasper, causing a fumble, which Zachary recovered.  The next play was BC's 1st TD.  Then after a 3 & out + punt, BC's 1st play from scrimmage was Thomas' TD run.  BC's 5th TD of the qtr followed another fumble, this one by Tolli, which was rec. by Jordan and ret. deep into Raider territory.  Bryan started at QB for Bak with Dubois making his 1st appearance in 2nd qtr.  They alternated, without an apparent pattern, thereafter.  For Moorpark, Jasper started and played most of the 1st & 3rd quarters with Tolli playing most of the 2nd & 4th quarters.

Team Statistics: Moorpark Bakersfield
First Downs 10  (5 run; 4 pass; 1 pen) 21 (15 run; 6 pass)
Rushes – Yards 32-107 48-268                         
Passing Yards 104 137
Comp - Att – Int 9-24-1 8-15-0
Return Yards 169 111
Sacks – Yards 3-23 2-18
Fumbles – Lost 4-4 0-0
Penalties – Yards 12-115 11-100
Time of Possession 27:34 32:26      


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