California City tops Bishop Union

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.

California City
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.

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