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October 18, 2017
Coming off of a great win against Reedley College that saw Fresno City College take home the coveted “Pump” trophy, the Rams were set to face the Chabot College Gladiators at home. The game marked the end of homecoming week on Oct. 14. — and the Rams didn’t disappoint their fans and took a decisive victory 42-14.
The Rams, who had the week off due to a bye week, were fresh and ready to face a tough Chabot team.
FCC used pink socks and towels during the game to show support for breast cancer awareness month.
With much expectation from the fans, the game got off to somewhat of a slow start with both teams making mistakes. It wasn’t until quarterback Trey McJunkin threw a 30-yard pass to wide receiver Anthony Stewart that FCC got the first points of the game.
Chabot answered with a touchdown of their own just before the end of the first quarter, tying the game. The quarter ended with a 7-7 tie, and even though FCC had more chances to score than the Gladiators, they missed their opportunities.
The second quarter got underway, but it was more of the same. FCC missed more opportunities due to penalties or just making bad decisions on the field. The Ram’s defense shone through with good play and not letting Chabot take advantage of the opportunities given to them by the offense.
Just before the end of the half, FCC managed to find the endzone once again when McJunkin threw a 66-yard pass to wide receiver Coltin Velasquez to make it 14-7. The first half ended with FCC not looking like they had in the past weeks— making too many errors.
Once the second half began, the Rams looked like a different team, as if whatever head coach Tony Caviglia said to the players during halftime really stuck with them.
The first touchdown in the second half by FCC came quick, when wide receiver Terry Toler caught a 18-yard pass by McJunkin that ended in the endzone. This gave a significant lead to FCC of 21-7, which FCC did not take for granted this time around.
FCC dominated the quarter and just before it ended scored again thanks to a 15-yard run by running back Khai Williams. The third quarter ended with an overwhelming lead of 28-7 by the Rams.
Starting the fourth quarter, the Rams scored once again, thanks to McJunkin who connected with Toler for a 27-yard touchdown making the score 35-7. FCC began to make some changes in the field, giving their bench some playing time.
Chabot took advantage of the changes and finally scored another touchdown in the game, closing down the lead to 35-14. However, this wasn’t enough because just before the end of the game, running back Wesley Graves scored another touchdown off of a 10-yard run.
The game ended with backup quarterback Chris Dye taking a knee in the middle of the field, giving FCC their fourth win of the season and their second win at home.
“I think we got better during the off week and these kids really played better today,” said Caviglia. “We had to get better in the second half— they were doing some things we hadn’t seen, but we played better in the second half.”