Eldorado picks up elusive first win, beats Rancho

Eldorado’s Anthony Silva had 15 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Sundevils to a 27-8 home victory over Rancho on Friday.

Both teams would score their first points in the final 25 seconds of the first quarter.

The Sundevils (1-5, 1-0 Northeast) took the lead with 25.4 seconds left in the quarter when Jacob Martin hit Adrian Fernandez with an 11-yard TD pass. Rancho answered on the first play of the ensuing drive when Jonathan Gunter scored on an 80-yard run, and the 2-point conversion gave Rancho an 8-7 lead heading to the second quarter.

The lead didn’t last long, as Eldorado’s Amartae Butler caught a 5-yard scoring pass from Jaime Rangel with 8:40 to go in the half, and Silva added TD runs of 1 and 11 yards in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Butler had six catches for 93 yards, and Rangel completed 9 of 26 passes for 165 yards.

Gunter finished with 10 carries for 127 yards to lead the Rams (0-5, 0-1).

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