Rams score 56-0 shutout

Story By: Marcell Dilworth

Freshman quarterback Bryant Moniz completed 13 of 14 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns en route to Fresno City college’s 56-0 shut out of Marin City College on Sept 8. 

Moniz’s first touchdown pass came in the Rams first possession, when he hit freshman Wide receiver Sherman Lang in a play that went for 51 yards.

Moniz’s passes were crisp and on time. His offensive line didn’t allow many defenders a chance to get close to him.

This gave Moniz enough time to plant his feet and fire the ball to any receiver he wanted.

The highlight of the game came in the second quarter from tight end Arsenio Curry who caught a pass around the thirty yard line and broke not three, not four, but five tackles, as he bullied his way into the end zone for a touch down.

Curry stated that the only thing that was on his mind was getting into the end zone, “I was just being a beast,” he said.

This was a game that Coach Tony Caviglia could allow most of his players a chance to get some playing time.

“We were just trying to polish our offense and get some other players involved,” he said.

The defense played with a lot a fire. They harassed the Mariners quarterbacks all game.

The Rams defense never gave him a chance plant his feet, forcing them throw on the run.

 It was the defense that dictated the momentum of the game early with back to back interceptions by the sophomore out of Fresno High, Lawrence Hood. He ran them both back for touchdowns.

The first was a 30-yard pick retuned for a touchdown.

The second pick was returned 51 yards for a touchdown. Both interceptions came on the Mariners second and third possession in the first quarter.

The Rams’ defense racked up five sacks by the end of the game.

The Rams’ linebacker Deandre Whitney sacked the Mariners quarterback, forced him to fumble. Whitney then picked the ball up and ran it back 79 yards touchdown in the third quarter to give the Rams a 56 to 0 lead.

The Rams next game will be against San Francisco City College.

The Rams are 1-8-1 against S.F. City, they lost 34-31 last season and got blown out 40-0 in 2005. However, Coach Caviglia said that this week’s practice will be business as usual.