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Yosemite pulls away from Riverdale in 2nd half


Yosemite was sluggish coming out of the gates, but once the Badgers got it going, they were able to pour it on, as they rolled to a 40-16 win at home on Friday over Riverdale.

Riverdale scored an early touchdown in the contest and held a 7-0 lead for the remainder of the first quarter.

Even when the Badgers finally got on the board early in the second quarter, they clanked the PAT kick attempt off the upright and were still down, 7-6.

However the momentum changer finally came on the final play of the first half with Riverdale moving the ball and looking like it was putting together a scoring drive.

But the Cowboys went to the well one too many times.

“They ran the same play four plays in a row and I saw it again, so I just jumped the route,” said Yosemite cornerback Joey Woolsey.

Woolsey took the interception back to the house for a score, as time expired for the first half.

After the missing on its first two PAT kick attempts, the Badger coaching staff decided to take a different around.

Yosemite lined up in kick formation, but snapped the ball to Woolsey, who is also the quarterback on offense, and he took a step back and connected with Codi Elam on quick out for a two-point conversion, to take a 20-10 lead into halftime.

From that point on, the Badgers came out with a new swagger and outscored the Cowboys, 20-6, in the second half.

“We knew what we can do and we knew what they were weak at and we had to run what they were weak at and it shows,” said running back/linebacker Bobby Magee.

Riverdale, which went winless in 2012, came into the game 2-0 and, according to running back Joseph Borges, a little too proud of that.

“We just lost focus and I think we came in with our heads too big,” Borges said.

The Badgers improve to 1-1 on the season and will host Roosevelt next Friday. The Cowboys drop to 2-1 on the season and travel to Firebaugh next Friday.

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