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West Valley beats Orland 27-7 on road to remain undefeated

Eagles move to 6-0 in rout of Trojans

Cade Lambert (9) of West Valley is on his way to a big gain in the second half as Orland's Adrian Gamboa (55) and Giovanni Gonzalez (1) try to run him down. (Photo by Eddie Saltzman)
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October 4, 2019 7:30 pm 2019

ORLAND — The Orland High football team’s defense had several opportunities to swing the game to the Trojans sideline.

But, following nearly every takeaway or big stop, the Trojans offense sputtered as the West Valley High football team downed Orland 27-7 Friday night at Trojan Stadium. West Valley remains undefeated at 6-0.

“Every week, we’ve played really good defense,” said Orland coach Nick Velazquez. “We just got to get going offensively.”

On West Valley’s first possession of the game, the Eagles drove down to Orland’s 10-yard line after Cade Lambert broke off for a 21-yard gain.

The Trojans stuffed Lambert on third-and-goal, then broke up quarterback Kitt McCloughan’s pass on fourth down to force a turnover on downs.

But the hosts couldn’t capitalize on the next drive and were forced to punt.

Later in the first quarter, the Eagles were closing in on another score until Orland’s Hunter Foster ripped the ball out of running back Josh Aguilar’s hands for a takeaway.

Orland quarterback Gustavo Carrillo (left) attempts to escape the tackle of West Valley’s Cade Lambert (9) as Cameron Troutman (20) of the Eagles trails the play (Photo by Eddie Saltzman)

But Orland quickly went three-and-out on the next possession.

After a scoreless first quarter, West Valley took the lead when a 42-yard run from Aguilar, highlighted a drive that was capped with a 2-yard touchdown from the junior running back.

Later, after a Trojans punt, West Valley went ahead 12-0 when McCloughan connected with Hayden Boyes for a 40-yard touchdown catch.

“They caught our safety sleeping there on the run fake,” Velazquez said.

The Eagles ended the first half with another touchdown from McCloughan to Boyes where Boyes came down on a leaping grab over two defenders.

In the third, Orland started making a charge to the end zone. Gustavo Carrillo scrambled for a 13-yard gain to get to the Eagles 23. But an incomplete pass on fourth down kept Orland off the board.

Beni Martinez (22) of Orland looks for running room as Garrett Thibodeau (33) of West Valley attempts to bring him down in the second half in Orland Friday night (Photo by Eddie Saltzman)

West Valley pulled away when Tyler Bowman caught a 32-yard pass across the middle and ran in for the touchdown to lead 27-0.

Orland’s lone score came late in the game when Beni Martinez marched in for a 4-yard score with 1 minute, 2 seconds remaining.

“We played a hell of a lot of time on the field and only gave up two running touchdowns and (West Valley) is a damn good football team,” Velazquez said. “I’m proud of how we played.”

Part of Orland’s struggles on offense stem from the absence of All-Northern Section selection Jacob Schermer. Schermer hasn’t played since Orland’s 55-7 win over Anderson on Sept. 6 after suffering a back injury.

“When we have him, we’re a totally different team,” Velazquez said. “I hope he comes back.”

Orland (2-2) will begin Butte View League play when it hosts Oroville for homecoming on Oct. 11.

Orland’s Gustavo Carrillo (2) attempts to escape the diving Joshua Aguilar (26) of West Valley in the first half in Orland Friday night ( Photo by Eddie Saltzman)

The score

West Valley 27, Orland 7

Up next: Oroville at Orland, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11.

Hunter Foster of Orland fights for extra yardage as West Valley’s Wyatt Reginato hangs on attempting to bring him down. (Photo by Eddie Saltzman)

Sharon Martin is a sports reporter for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Born in Chico and raised in Orland, Sharon graduated from Chico State University in May 2014. She can be reached at 530-896-7778.

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