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Gilroy’s Stevan Quistian battles for a ball against an Oakland

Head coach Darren Yafai expects Justin Sweeney, who left Friday
night’s game after getting injured in the first quarter, to return
to practice Thursday and be ready to go for the Prune Bowl against
San Benito on Oct. 14. The tailback suffered a pulled quad muscle
and was on crutches after the game.
Gilroy – Head coach Darren Yafai expects Justin Sweeney, who left Friday night’s game after getting injured in the first quarter, to return to practice Thursday and be ready to go for the Prune Bowl against San Benito on Oct. 14. The tailback suffered a pulled quad muscle and was on crutches after the game.

“It was painful and sore,” Yafai said. “He was walking around school (Monday), but said he wouldn’t try running right now.”

Junior varsity and Freshman Report

The JV Mustangs beat Oakland Tech 28-8 at home Friday. For Gilroy’s first score of the night, Steven Galtman caught a 20-yard pass from quarterback Steven Martinez. The three other Mustang touchdowns were scored on short runs by Stephen Gutierrez (5 yards), Travis Reyes (5 yards) and Octavio Duran (4 yards). The JV squad is now 4-1.

The freshman team remained undefeated with a 42-0 defeat of Sobrato Thursday evening.

Game day Notables

HIT OF THE GAME – In the third quarter, defensive end Steven Quistian leveled an Oakland Tech defender, enabling fullback Stefon McCrimon to catch a Nick Tovar pass and extend it into 20-yard catch-and-run down the sideline for a first down.

PLAYER OF THE GAME – #32 Jojo Gutierrez The junior tailback picked up the slack and kept the Mustang running game going when Justin Sweeney left the game with an injury. Gutierrez also a top sprinter in TCAL track, ran for 104 yards on 12 carries.

STAT OF THE GAME – Gilroy recorded five sacks that cost Oakland Tech a loss of 42 yards. Defensive end Bobby Best had three of those sacks and Efrain Salinas and Carlos Estrada each added one.

OT 26, GILROY 17

BOX SCORE

1 2 3 4 TOTAL

OT 0 6 0 20 26

GHS 0 7 3 7 17

GHS (3-2) TEAM STATS

Total Offense: 279

Rushing Offense: 116

Passing Offense: 163

Passing

ATT CMP YDS TD

Nick Tovar 10 2 37 0

Chris Velasco 9 3 79 1

Rushing

CAR YDS TD

Jojo Gutierrez 12 104 0

Stefon McCrimon 7 60 0

Nick Tovar 4 10 0

Justin Sweeney 5 6 0

Paul Gonzalez 2 6 0

Vince Ciacalone 1 3 0

Receiving

CAT YDS TD

Steven Quistian 3 44 0

Stefon McCrimon 1 26 0

Paul Gonzalez 1 56 1

Kicking

FGA FG XPA XP

Neil Martin 2 1 2 2

O. Tech (2-1) TEAM STATS

Total Offense: 453

Rushing Offense: 203

Passing Offense: 250

OT INDIVIDUAL STATS

Passing

ATT CMP YDS TD

A. McCrady 20 11 138 23

Rushing

CAR YDS TD

Seth Smith 23 185 1

Receiving

CAT YDS TD

Vernard Scott 9 143 2

Scoring Summary

2nd Quarter

OAK – 5:52 Smith 11-yard run (2-point conversion pass failed), OAK 6-0

GIL – 5:40 McCrimon 52-yard run (Martin kick), GIL 7-6

3rd Quarter

GIL – 2:06 Martin 33-yard field goal, GIL 10-6

4th Quarter

OAK – 11:14 Scott 30-yard pass from McCrady (McCrady run), OAK 10-14

OAK – 6:32 Scott 30-yard pass from McCrady (2-point conversion pass failed), OAK 20-10

GIL – 1:44 Gonzales 56-yard pass from Velasco (Martin kick), OAK 20-17

OAK – 0:00 Edwards 46-yard run, OAK 26-17

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