Defense hails in Whitney’s win over Christian Brothers

By: Joshua Gutierrez Placer Herald Correspondent
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The Whitney Wildcats used a strong running game, coupled with a stingy defense to beat the Christian Brothers 28-10 Friday. The ‘Cats improved to 3-1 record on the season, and again the defense pulled through with a suffocating performance. The defense lead by J.R Robinson pulled together a strong outing, allowing only 64 yards on the ground. The middle linebacker seemed drawn to the ball. He recovered a fumble in the third quarter and intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter. Robinson played a part in the rushing attack, scoring at the end of the first quarter. No. 42 finished the night with three carries and 10 yards. “It’s such an adrenaline rush,” said Robinson, when asked about his performance. “I’ve been looking for a pick all summer … It finally came out in a big game.” The offense got a heavy dose of Sutter Choiser, who carried the ball 21 times for 154 yards. Choiser scored in the second quarter on a 6-yard dive play and continued to break tackles as the night wore on. If Choiser was the power in the Wildcats’ attack, then Kwane Wilkinson was the speed. The running back was 1-yard shy of reaching the century mark, but did have the longest play from scrimmage, a 39-yard burst in the second quarter. The defense continued their impressive run, holding their fourth-consecutive opponent to under 12 points. Head coach Mike Gimenez spoke after the game about his talented unit. “We got back to what we do best,” said Gimenez. “We love our defense.” Whitney 28, Christian Brothers, 10 Falcons 0 3 0 7-10 Wildcats 14 7 0 7-28 1st Quarter WH- Powell 6 run (Traynor Kick) 6:54 WH- Robinson 3 run (Traynor Kick) 0:00 2nd Quarter WH-Choisser 6 run (Traynor kick) 9:29 CB- Jones 25 field goal 2:19 4th Quarter CB- Graggs 1 run (Jones kick) 6:55 WH-Husky 45 Interception return (Traynor kick) 3:41