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Cabral’s 10 sacks set tone for Sierra Pacific vs. Riverdale

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By Jeremy Berbereia

Coming off of a loss in a highly emotional contest, the ability of a team to bounce back is a key as to the kind of season they could expect to have. In the case of Sierra Pacific, not only did they bounce back from a close loss to Avenal last week, they bounced back in a huge in their 41-14 victory over the Cowboys from Riverdale.

The Golden Bears were able to jump out to a quick 21-0 lead after the first quarter behind junior running back Miguel Wharton, who broke off touchdown runs of 22 and 78 yards in the quarter. He would later add a third touchdown run as he went for over 220 yards on the ground and added in a couple of interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.

Another key piece to the Sierra Pacific run game was senior Deareon Willis, who would add in a pair of one-yard touchdown runs of his own.

Aside from the strong running game, the Golden Bears defense also looked to come out and make a statement of their own following the loss. As a team, the Golden Bears harassed the Cowboys quarterbacks all night long, ending the game with a total 14 team sacks.

As if that performance wasn’t impressive enough, senior Hunter Cabral had a sensational night, having 10 of the 14 sacks himself.

Up next, Sierra Pacific looks to continue their winning ways next Thursday when they play the Titans of Orange Cove in another pivotal battle in the D-VI title picture.

For the Cowboys, they will look to break out of their current two game losing streak when they travel to Delano to take on the Thunderbirds of Robert F. Kennedy.

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