Tigers fall 28-7 to Caruthers

By Andrea Camarena

Woodlake dropped their record to 1-2 in week three of prep football when they hosted the Caruthers Raiders in the second home game at Robinsons Painters Stadium. The Raiders ran the ball to take the 28-7 win bringing their record to 2-1.

Both teams inched along in the scoreless first quarter.

Woodlake started the second quarter with possession but couldn't get a first down.

On Caruthers first drive, Ernesto Gonzales made a 15-yard touchdown run on first and 10 with 3:21 left in the half to bring the score to 7-0.

The Tigers answered back with three consecutive completions in the two minute drill. Woodlake's quarterback Matt McMillan, completed another pass with 40 seconds left in the half to put the Tigers on their own 45 yard line. McMillan threw an incomplete pass on third and nine to force the punt and leave the Tigers scoreless as they headed into the locker room.

In the third quarter, on Woodlake's second kickoff attempt, Caruthers' Gonzales found the pockets to make an 83-yard kickoff return touchdown run, bringing the game to 14-0.

Woodlake's offense struggled in the third quarter unable to gain a first down.

With 3:07 left in the third, Caruthers' Sergio Roman put another nail in the coffin with a 20-yard touchdown run to make the score 21-0.

McMillan picked up speed at the end of the quarter to make a 25-yard run up the field to start the fourth quarter on Caruthers 25-yard line.

Woodlake's John Gomez carried the ball up to the Raiders' 5-yard line to set up the Tigers first touchdown attempt.

McMillan kept the ball on the next play to make a 5-yard touchdown run and bringing the score to 21-7.

The final touchdown of the game came from Caruthers' Gonzales again with a 33-yard touchdown run on the fourth down with six minutes left on the clock.

Gonzales finished the night with 85 yards on 12 carries for the Raiders.

McMillan completed six of 18 pass attempts for 58 yards in the air.

Thomas Navarro was the Tigers top receiver with 30 yards on two catches. Leonel Donate picked up 13 yards on two receptions. The Tigers totaled 43 yards on 35 carries. John Gomez led the running game with 52 yards on 13 carries.

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