Rams Rebound 41-27 Against Modesto

City College Sophomore Elijah Dale, Running Back (32), breaks through Modesto College’s defense to score a touchdown at the Modesto Stadium College on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Photo by Khaled Sayed / The Guardsman)
City College Sophomore Elijah Dale, Running Back (32), breaks through Modesto College’s defense to score a touchdown at the Modesto Stadium College on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Photo by Khaled Sayed / The Guardsman)

By Patrick Cochran/ Staff Writer

After a last minute loss versus American River College on Sept. 26, the Rams regained their poise and beat Modesto Junior College 41-27 under the lights to improve their record to 4-1.

The Rams’ offense was on-point and probably had the best game of their season so far.

Quarterback Anthony Gordon shredded the Modesto defense, throwing for 501 yards, completing 26 of 50 pass attempts for three touchdowns with two interceptions.

With Gordon in the zone, his wide receivers put up massive numbers.

Easop Winston had four receptions for 109 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.

Receiver Antoine Porter put up the most impressive numbers of anyone, with a mind-boggling 249 receiving yards on 14 catches and one 54-yard touchdown.

The running game was equally effective for the Rams with running back Elijah Dale leading the way with a three-touchdown performance, and running for 96 yards on 26 attempts.

“We played great today,” head coach Jimmy Collins said after the game. “Offense put up points. Anthony Gordon was excellent. Every week he gets better and better, and the wide receivers were amazing after the catch with the ball.”

The game ended in dramatic fashion.

In the second half both teams were chippy, and the refs called multiple penalties for late hits and unsportsmanship like behavior.

To avoid any postgame confrontation, coach Collins made sure his team got off the field immediately.

“People are always gunning for you when you’re good, but our guys did a good job avoiding any confrontations with the opponent,” Collins said.

The Rams have a bye this week, where they will get some much deserved rest.

After the Rams’ bye week they play Foothill College at home on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.


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