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Posted on Sep 22, 2018

Othello football team beats Quincy 43-0

Read the fuller story on the game from the Sept. 27 newspaper by clicking here.

In a worrisome opener to their league season, the Quincy Jacks football team lost to Othello on the road 43-0.

Mental mistakes by the Jacks coupled with a stout Othello offense helped deflate Quincy’s hopes for a good result. The Jacks gave up 15 unanswered points in the first quarter and 21 more in the second.

In the second half, Quincy gave up just a lone third-quarter touchdown but by then the game was out of reach and the teams had begun playing with a running clock, which is standard procedure for when a team takes a 40-point lead.

Quincy’s Ruben Vargas under siege during the game against Othello. The Huskies won 43-0. Photo by Sebastian Moraga

Quincy came close to breaking the shutout halfway through the third quarter, when they reached the Othello red zone on a third-and-six at the 11-yard-line. They fumbled the snap on that play and on the next play an Othello defender picked off the Jacks’ pass to the end zone on fourth-and-10, scuttling the Jacks’ drive.

Othello’s offense regained the ball on the touchback and marched 79 yards to the Quincy 1-yard line. With 1:25 left in the third quarter, Othello quarterback Logan Hollenback scored the game’s last TD on a one-yard keeper.

The Jacks play Wapato at home next Friday at 7 p.m. They hope to count with players like Kenzie Realme, who sat out the game with a leg injury, and Ruben Vargas, who had some good runs in the first half, but had to sit out for long stretches of the second due to an ankle injury.

Nevertheless, Vargas ended as the Jacks’ top rusher, with seven carries for 33 yards. He had three catches for 23 yards, while Connor Donovan had two catches for 30 yards.

Quarterback Israel Cavazos had six carries for 19 yards to go with his 68 passing yards. He went 9-for-25 with three interceptions.

On defense, Vargas had five individual tackles and Trevor Moloso had four.

Read the fuller story on the game from the Sept. 27 newspaper by clicking here.