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FCC Rams Can’t Hold On at Home

Photo by: Madilynn Fowler
The Ram’s football team makes their way onto the field of Ratcliffe Stadium for their first home game of the season on Saturday Sep. 9, 2023.

Fresno City College Football had its first home game against Sierra College Sept. 7 at Ratcliffe Stadium losing 28-27 to the Sierra College Wolverines.

With the weather hitting close to the 100s, the Rams stormed the field winning the opening coin toss and deferred to the Wolverines.

The game started off slow for the Rams with an offsides penalty on the opening kickoff. The defense for the Rams stood strong and held the Wolverines to a field goal; they would end up missing.

The Rams offense stalled, having them go three-and-out. During the punt the snap was botched and instead of turning the ball back over in Ram’s territory it was picked up and ran for a first down. But the drive would start slow again and they gave it back to the Wolverines.

It was back and forth with each defense dominating the field until late in the first quarter when running back Zavier Ali rushed for 3 yards up the middle to put the Rams up going into the second quarter.

Right before half time the teams went at it, both putting touchdowns on the board. Rams quarterback Alec Trujillo threw a long pass to the back of the endzone to wide receiver Jaylen Garrison and the Wolverines after a 50 yard bomb fumbled into their own endzone, which they recovered for a touchdown.

The Rams entered halftime up 14-7.

After receiving the second half kickoff, Garrison caught a 44 yard touchdown pass putting the Rams up 21-7 early in the third. However, the Wolverines came marching back with 14 unanswered points, tying the game up 21-21.

The Wolverines would add one more touchdown making it 28-21 with the Rams down with about 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter. 

Despite having a long touchdown pass called back due to a penalty, the Rams offense stayed strong and threw it to Garrison for a 22 yard touchdown for his third score of the game. But the extra point attempt by the kicker Johnny Enriquez was no good with the score being 28-27.

After getting the ball back, the Rams tried to get down the field and score but turned it over on fourth down. The Wolverines would kneel and take the win 28-27.

Fresno City’s next football game will be at American River on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.

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Madilynn Fowler, Reporter
Madi Fowler is twenty-two years old and was born and raised in Fresno, California. She is currently majoring in journalism with a plan to double major in journalism and public relations once she transfers to Fresno State, along with a minor in women's studies. After graduating, she has plans to work on a PR team or as a PR manager within the music and entertainment industry. Madi has limited experience in journalism, but is excited to learn. When Madi first graduated from Bullard High School, she went into Clovis Community College as a psychology major, but quickly realized that it wasn't for her. Feeling lost, she took some time off of college and returned in 2021 as a Business Administration major. After graduating with her associates for transfer, Madi moved up to Oregon to attend the University of Oregon. This is where she began her journey in both public relations and journalism. Now that she has transferred back to Fresno, Madi looks forward to being a part of The Rampage and gaining more familiarity with journalism.  Madi has a deep love for music and has since she was a kid. She considers herself a “stan” of many different artists and groups. Starting at the young age of six years old, her mom introduced her to Taylor Swift and it only progressed from there. Over the years, she has continued to grow a deeper appreciation for music, which is what led her to her fascination with pop culture. The combination of the two is what led Madi to the decision that she would like to make a career in music and entertainment PR.

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