Cal City picks up 1st ever win over Bishop Union
The California City Ravens football program notched it’s first ever varsity football win over Bishop Union. Cal City used a power running game and converted 4 on-side kicks in route to a 34-17 victory. The Ravens are 3-0 in High Desert League play while Bishop Union slides to 1-1 in HDL play. Cal City will play at Kern Valley this Friday in a match up of HDL unbeaten teams. Bishop Union will try to bounce back hosting Frazier Mt in a homecoming dual. Friday’s homecoming game will feature only a Varsity game beginning at 7pm.
The Ravens power rushing attack ground out 387- yards with both Kalani Madrona and Dylan Little eclipsing 100 yards. As strong as Cal City’s running game was Friday night, it was a pass that put the Ravens on the score board. Raven Quarterback Jystin Rice connected with Deonta Macloren on a 23-yard pass putting Cal City on top 6-0. The Ravens then converted the first of their four successful on-side kicks. The Bishop Union Defense would come up with a take away as Austin Jones tipped a pass to outside linebacker Hunter Kampmoyer. Hunter returned the interception to the Ravens 19-yard line. Ethan Lamb converted the pick into points hitting a 25-yard field goal. Cal City then fumbled the ball away on their first play of their next drive. Bronco Senior Logan Stephenson found the end zone from 8-yards out putting the Broncos on top 10-6. California City would score on three of their next four possessions taking a 28-10 lead. Cal City would hold the ball for a majority of the first half successfully recovering four on-side kicks.
The Ravens scored first in the second half with Quarterback Jystin Rice scoring on a quarterback sneak capping a 59-yard drive. Bishop would answer with a score of their own with Junior Quarterback Izaak Morgenstein stepping in for injured quarterback Ryan Graves. Morgenstein called his own number on a option play scoring on a 4-yard run. The Morgenstein touchdown making the score 34-17, and that would prove to be the final score.
HDL Standings (games remaining)
California City 3-0 (@KV)
Kern Valley 2-0 (CC, @BUHS)
Bishop Union 1-1 (FM, KV)
Frazier Mt 0-2 (@ BUHS, ROSA)
Rosamond 0-3 (@ FM)
Bishop Union JV at California City
The Bronco JV fell to Cal City 26-14. Bishop fell down early 6-0, but moved even at 6-6 with a Hunter Waasdorp touchdown pass to Mark Mayhugh covering 29-yards. Cal City responded with a pair of scores for a 20-6 lead. With time expiring on the 2nd quarter clock, Bishop’s Trace Sapp intercepted a Raven passing returning the pick for a touchdown…however it was ruled that Sapp stepped out of bounds prior to reaching the end zone. Sapp would get credit for a second half score punching in a quarterback sneak and 2 point conversion pulling the Broncos close at 20-14. Cal City would put the game away with a 4th quarter touchdown winning 26-14. The Bishop JV have a bye this week as Frazier Mt does not have a JV team. The Bronco JV will wrap up their season the following Friday with a home game with rival Kern Valley.
Cover photo by Arnie Palu, California City sunset.