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Rams Go Over .500 at Homecoming

Photo by: Marco Hernandez
Josiah Ayon drops deep ball inside the 10 yard line on Oct. 21, 2023.

Fresno City College Rams win their homecoming matchup against Sacramento City College Panthers on Oct. 21 at Ratcliffe Stadium, winning 28-10 in a dominating fashion.

The stands were alive with the sounds of cheering waiting for the Rams to take the field. The Rams knew this was going to be a game where they would have to bring their A-game.

“We always want to play well at homecoming, it’s an added incentive for us, we’re trying to be 1-0 every week and this game will be an awesome game,” Coach Caviglia said.

“Sacramento City is a dynamite team and we’re going to have to play our best to win. We’re going to have to play our best football to come out on top in all three phases: offense, defense, and the kicking game.”

Even with an extra focus on playing their best football, the offense still fell flat on the first drive with a fumble.

The Rams didn’t let that turnover affect the way they played the rest of the game.

The Rams rolled through the first quarter going up 14-3 with 2 rushing touchdowns as the Panthers had zero answers for the Rams rushing attack.

With the second quarter being more of a defensive showcase for both teams, the scoring took a backseat.

The Panthers would rush for a touchdown before the half cutting the Rams lead down 14-10 going into the half.

The second half was all Fresno City College, the defense was solid this game and had a key interception by Trey Carr in the third quarter on their opponents first drive and dominated the Panthers in the second half, not allowing them to score.

This interception is just what the Rams needed to get their offense back into the game with a passing touchdown by quarterback Alec Trajilo to Wide Receiver Ramon Ruiz

The Rams offense kept their foot on the pedal in the fourth quarter and scored on a fly sweep to Ramon Ruiz for his second touchdown of the day to cap off a 28-10 victory over the Panthers.

Leading up to this homecoming game, Coach Caviglia talked about how they always want to show out and play well at homecoming.

With the victory over Sacramento City College, Fresno City Football now has a .500 record and is 2-0 in the conference.

Coach Caviglia makes it a point, however their season starts, to end strong and give the team the final push towards a postseason run.

“You don’t want to peak early in the year, we want to peak late in the year and hope to play our best football towards the end of the year,” Coach Caviglia said.

The Rams next game is away against Contra Costa at 1 p.m. on Oct.28

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Marco Hernandez
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Marco Hernandez is a journalism-for-transfer student in Fresno City College. He is currently 21 years old and from Parlier, California. This is his second semester in The Rampage and is the Business Manager for the organization. He plans to transfer next semester to Fresno State and pursue a communications bachelor with a focus on advertising and public relations. In the past, he has always loved writing essays, no matter the topic, because as he mentions, "what you write on that essay is a reflection of yourself." He likes to go back and re-read his writing as it is an outlook on himself and finds areas that need improvement or admiration of his work. Marco finds much interest in video games. Since he was a kid playing Marvel Vs Capcom on the original PlayStation, video games became his favorite hobby and he aspires to be a journalist in that field because he wants to be apart of the industry that brought him much enjoyment. Some favorite video games of his are Marvel's Spider-Man, Metal Gear Solid V, and ABZÛ. A fact about Marco is that he was apart of the NJROTC Program in high school all four years, and finds irony attending the campus that holds one of his greatest advisories in his prior drill competitions. Some other facts is that he is a big music enthusiast about many various genres and artists, from Flying Lotus to Sun Ra, and loves superheroes because they were a form of inspiration for him ever since his brothers had shown him the 90's Spider-Man cartoon, and more so towards Sam Raimi's Spider-Man.

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