Jantz, Baty split snaps trouncing Eagles in win

By Ryan Kuhn
The Guardsman

Sometimes two is better than one.

Last Friday, Rams’ quarterbacks Broughan Jantz and Turner Baty displayed their passing abilities against Mendocino College, who they defeated for the second straight year, 65-0.

For two games of the 2011 season the Rams have used the quarterback combination to outscore their opponents, 113-0.

But City College head coach George Rush knows the season has just begun.

“We haven’t played anyone that has been any good yet,” Rush said. “We want to get better. The mistakes you make, the things you aren’t good at, we had a lot of penalties today. You can’t play good teams with that.”

City College got out to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter when Jantz hit wide receiver Roman Runner with two  touchdown passes, one of which was for 53 yards with only 1:58 left in the quarter.

For the game, Runner led all receivers with 76 yards on only four catches.

In the second quarter, Rush made a change and brought in Turner Baty to take over the quarterback position. He said that his offense needed a change of pace.

“Broughan (Jantz) just needed to come out and relax,” Rush said. “I think what he did was he was playing faster than he needed to play. He just needed to slow the game down.”

Playing the second and third quarters, Baty completed  11 out of 12  passes and gained 128 yards and two touchdowns.

The freshman said he feels comfortable passing in the pocket.

“With our offensive line, it is so easy to sit back there because you don’t get touched,” he said.

The Rams also used their running game to dominate the  Eagles as sophomore DeShae Edwards scored two touchdowns and finished with 78 yards. On the season, Edwards leads the team in rushing, 152 yards.

Not only did the offense provide support but the defense also shined when freshmen defensive back Darvin McCauley intercepted the ball running it back 30 for the touchdown. Linebacker Micah McMurray also had two sacks.

“The defense is good but we have to play tough and we have to play all four quarters,” McMurrary said.

Just in case the going gets tough a good defense can settle the score.

“It’s great to know no matter what you do our defense picks it up,” Baty said. “It gives us a lot of confidence.”

In their next game on Sept 24, the Rams will host San Jose City College who have yet to win a game this season. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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