Chabot Gladiator Football lost their ninth game to the San Francisco Rams. The game took place on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at Chabot, where they have yet to secure a victory all season. The team suffered a crushing defeat, with a final score of 6-59, leaving their season record at a dismal 0-9. Immediate action must be taken if they hope to win even a single game before the season draws to a close.
Eric Fanene, the coach of Chabot, had this to say about their defeat. “Defense played stout, especially in the first quarter. We slowed it down on offense, so that’s not really us. I’m just frustrated right now. When you’re now 0-9, you hope that some calls will go your way and some of the big plays, we didn’t get first downs, that’s the deal. We didn’t get first downs, we made mistakes. You can’t make mistakes when guys are wide open. You can’t make mistakes when you’re wide open and drop the ball. You can’t make mistakes and that might come from just guys trying to do extra to help their team win and sometimes it comes and hurts you, but defense on the field way too much, way too much.”
During the first quarter of the game, #56 Andres Viernes (Linebacker), executed a great and brutal tackle on the Rams. Unfortunately, the Rams managed to score a touchdown just two minutes into the game, as Chabot’s defense was unable to stop them from reaching their goal. This made the score 0-7, without any field goal. However, Chabot’s defense managed to make the Rams lose five yards, and even though the Rams made it to the field goal line, they missed the field goal. At the end of the first quarter, the Rams were leading with a score of 0-7.
In the second quarter, the Chabot team’s defense performed exceptionally well by making great tackles. Linebacker Willie Chase (#25) picked up 28 yards and a first down. Despite Chabot’s defense putting in their best effort to prevent the Rams from making a touchdown, the Rams were able to score three touchdowns and three field goals, resulting in a lead of 0-28 by halftime.
During the third quarter, Opeti Fangupo (#45) Chabot’s defensive line picked up a fumble from the Rams and scored a touchdown, making the score 6-28. However, San Francisco quickly responded with three touchdowns and two field goals, ending the third quarter with a score of 6-49.
Opeti Fangupo (#45) Chabot’s defensive line made a great touchdownPhotographed by Jared Darling
In the 4th quarter, the Rams committed an illegal formation penalty, but #45 managed to make a sack on the five-yard line. Despite this, the Rams were still able to make a successful field goal, bringing the score to 6-52. Later, the Rams scored another touchdown, ultimately winning the game with a final score of 6-59.
Despite not winning a single game this season, the Gladiators are gearing up for their final match against Laney on Friday, Nov. 10th at 7:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss it! To stay up to date on all Chabot sports, be sure to visit www.norcalsportstv.com