Regis’ Strong Second Half Lifts Rams To Victory

By Jeremy mcDonald

STAYTON, Ore.– Something just clicked in the second half for the Regis Football team in their Thursday night game with Central Linn as they turned a 13-6 halftime lead into a 51-6 win to bounce back from their triple-overtime defeat to Colton from last week. FInishing strong as they head back to league play with Culver next Friday night after an interesting start to Thursday’s game.

It started when their coaches told them to fire it up and the first half was not the brand of football that they wanted to play as they came out of the halftime break with 17 unanswered points in the third quarter alone against the Cobras.

“He said that we were being a little sloppy, we’re not awake and in the game.  We just need to get pumped up, we came into it a little flat and we just needed to get our team pumped up.  We needed to get points up on the scoreboard to show that we were in still in the game because before that we were not in that game at all,” the Rams Luke Castillo said.

Castillo scored one of the two touchdowns in the first half and Kollin Schumacher found Tim Crowell through the passing game for the other first half score.

But as Luis Perez-Villegas’ connected on his field goal with 7:32 left in the quarter, that made it a 16-6 ball game at that particular moment, the wheels began to churn for Regis.  Perez-Villegas scored and Luke Bischoff ended the third with another score, both on the ground.  Charlie Miller took over the fourth quarter with two punt returns for scores, sprinkle in another Castillo strike and the Rams had found themselves storming off from the Cobras that ended the game on a much higher note than how it began.  Taking this game to heart knowing what’s at stake going into the second half of the season.

“We just need to play harder at the beginning.  In this game, we came out kind of weak, so we got to come out harder next game.  Colton, we came out fired up and finished hard.  We got to finish hard every game and fight in every game,” Miller said.

Regis heads to Culver next Friday for a 7pm game before hosting Blanchet Catholic on October 14.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald


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