Strathmore smashes Sierra Pacific
The Strathmore Spartans broke the forty point barrier for the second consecutive week as they crushed Sierra Pacific by a score of 40-21 on the home field Friday night to even their league record at 1-1.
The Spartans jumped out to an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter then continued to wear down the opposing defense with a relentless rushing attack.
Strathmore ran the ball 48 times for 264 rushing yards with five different players carrying the ball.
Senior running back Ricardo Madrigal carried most of the work load rushing for 194 yards on 30 carries. This is his second highest single-game output of the season and the fourth time he’s rushed for over a hundred yards, as he’s averaged over seven yards per carry.
Madrigal would find the end-zone three times in the game as Strathmore led 20-7 at halftime, then outscored Sierra Pacific 14-0 in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Javier Moreno contributed 61 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while Madrigal also led the defense with 10 total tackles.
The Spartans don’t pass the ball very often but were efficient when they did this week with Carlos Lopez completing the only two passes he threw for a total of 19 yards.
Eduardo Castro and Tony Cruz each had an intercption on defense.
Strathmore, now 4-3 overall will host Corcoran on Oct. 25 as they try for their fifth win of the season against the 2-5 Panthers who are 2-0 in League play.