The Willows girl’s tennis team earned a league victory last Thursday over the visiting Colusa RedHawks thanks to strong doubles play in which they swept all three matches.
In singles, after dropping the first three matches, No. 3 Gina Lor got the Honkers on the board with a 6-4-, 6-4 straight set win over her opponent, while Olga Cano got the 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4 and Rebecca Mercado emerged victorious 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5.
It was on the doubles court however, that the Honkers put the match away, as Liliana Jaurgeui and partner Daisy Moreno won 8-6, with Lor and Juarez knocking off their opponents 8-4, before Cano and Mercado came from behind to take the match 9-7.
Willows was in Gridley today to take on the Bulldogs.
Orland 13 - 10
The Trojans had a successful night that started and ended in the second quarter of the game. Orland defeated Anderson last Friday night in a standstill victory where all points in the game were scored in the same quarter.
The game was cholk full of penalties, with both teams having 12 each. Even with that, Hunter Foster rushed for 77 yards and had an 80 yard reception from Jonathan Moreno for a touchdown. The other score was from a interception that was run back 73 yards by Jacob Schremer. Moreno managed 8 of 21 passes for 123 yards.
The Trojans (1-1) are back on the field in their rivalry territory at Willows (1-1) on Friday.
The Honkers has a shutout game against Hamilton in nonconference last Friday. After losing to East Nicolaus 26-7 the week before, the Honkers came back with vengeance at their first home game.
Jack Martin made five passes for 227 yards, connecting with Logan Blair and Colton Geiger for two of the touchdowns that night. Blair stacked up 117 receiving yards while Geiger was on his tail with 110.
The rushing game was good, pulling in 278 total yards, 102 from Marko Venegas, who also scored three times. Blair added 60 rushing yards and a touchdown and Anthony Brown rounded out the scorers and added 45 yards while doing it.
The defense did their part as well, Leslee Dalrymple led in tackles with nine followed closely by Manuel Lederer with eight. The Honkers are at home against their county rivals, Orland, on Friday.