Wildcats stay perfect at home with win over Eagles

By: Joshua Gutierrez/Placer Herald Correspondent
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The Whitney Wildcats kept at bay a second-half surge by the visiting El Camino Eagles to remain perfect at home, defeating their Capital Athletic League opponent 38-14 Friday night.

The Wildcats set the tone for the game with an opening drive that consumed nearly seven minutes off the clock. On three occasions, the Wildcats were faced with a fourth down and more than 5 yards to go. Whitney converted all three attempts; their last conversion came on a 26-yard touchdown reception from Drew Romo to Kris Corpus.

The home team headed into the locker room with a 17-0 lead, but across the field was an Eagles team who, a week prior, had put up 63 points against Cordova.

Seven minutes into the second half, two Desmond Boyd-Tanner touchdowns cut the Wildcat lead to only three points.

Romo responded two plays later with a 59-yard pass to Tyler Torres.

Heading into the fourth quarter, after giving up 21 points in the third, the Wildcats’ defense stiffened and shut the Eagles out.

J.R Robinson helped give the home crowd some breathing room with two fourth-quarter scores, one of which was procured with a leaping dive over his offensive line.

Running back Sutter Choisser gave his typical performance of roughneck running and hard-nose dives. Choisser finished the night with 125 yards and a second-quarter touchdown.

Romo, played well behind the support of a strong running performance. No. 6 finished throwing for two touchdowns and completing 6-of-22 passes for 99 yards.

“Teams are going to make plays,” said Whitney head coach Mike Gimenez, as to El Camino’s second-half surge. “I’m glad that happened, it taught us to come back on two different occasions.”

The Wildcats will head on the road for their last game away from Wildcats’ stadium and play against Cordova on Oct. 26.

On Nov. 2, the senior class of 2013 will seek to end their season with a spotless record at home.

Whitney 38, El Camino 21