2017-08-31 / Front Page / Sports

MCHS Grizzlies fall to Summerville on gridiron due to costly errors

The first game of any sports season can often be bumpy.

It takes time for teams to get in a groove. The Mariposa County High School football team found out the hard way, losing 28-12 to Summerville on Thursday night, on the road.

MCHS quarterback Colton Weidner connected on a short touchdown pass to JC Davies, and Alden Dutrey had a red zone rushing touchdown, but MCHS also had a 70-yard touchdown pass from Weidner to Casey Miller called back due to a penalty. MCHS also allowed Summerville to score on a kickoff return for a touchdown.

The MCHS defense also took some time to get going. But once they did, they held Summerville to just a field goal in the second half.

“The first half, we were struggling stopping their run,” said MCHS coach Ryan Oliphant. “We seemed kind of slow off the ball and had a tough time adjusting. The second half we shut them out, other than a field goal. We made some adjustments at halftime and they seemed to step it up. The second half, I was really impressed with the defense.”

MCHS will play Minarets next Friday.

For more details, see the upcoming edition of the Gazette.

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