Sports Recap: Fresno City College Football Team Off to a Good Start


Screenshot of Fresno City College football team’s schedule and scores for the month of September so far.

 Fresno City College’s Rams football team is off to a great start this year winning their first three games of the 2021 season.

 In their first game they beat Chabot Community College in a blowout 41-7. Led by Jacob Tubbs who ran the ball 11 times for 112 yards in the win.

 The team then went on to win their second game of the year, beating Santa Rosa Junior College 24-7. 

The Ram’s defense was on display in this game, intercepting the ball three times and only giving up seven points for the second game in a row. 

Rams Quarterback, Justin Holaday, led the offense with two rushing touchdowns. 

In their third and most recent game, they won 28-12 against American River Community College. 

Led again by Holaday, who passed the ball for 167 yards, with a passing touchdown, and ran the ball 15 times for 102 yards with one rushing touchdown.

Head Football Coach, Tony Caviglia, said he is pleased with the team’s performance even though he didn’t know what to expect. 

He does believe the bigger victory is just an opportunity to play this year. 

“We were really just trying to get on the field. It’s a small victory just to get these kids playing again,” he said. 

Overall, the Rams have done a good job adjusting to other teams, according to Caviglia. 

After rushing for over 300 yards in the first game as a team, they were able to adjust in the second game and attack through the air more while still dominating on the ground. Passing for 146 yards and rushing for 114.

Even though the Rams won their first few games of the season, Caviglia is always trying to improve his team. 

“We have to eliminate small mistakes like unnecessary penalties and stay ahead of the chains,” he said. 

Penalties can play a huge role in football games, with the ability to change the game at any point. 

Ram’s defender, Deshawn Ruffin, said practices are definitely paying off because, “It’s easy to be around each other and build team chemistry when you’re practicing as a team and not having separated practices.” 

Ruffin was confident the team would start out this well because he felt the team knew what the standard was coming into week one. 

According to Caviglia, the goal is to try and get better every single week.

Caviglia said the team has to be ready to play super well and get a win in their upcoming game.

The Rams will play San Mateo Community College on Sept. 25 at 5 p.m.