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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Another huge win for Biggs varsity

  • Biggs High School moved a little closer to their goal of winning a section championship Friday night with a lopsided 52-0 victory over the visiting Burney Raiders.
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  • Biggs High School moved a little closer to their goal of winning a section championship Friday night with a lopsided 52-0 victory over the visiting Burney Raiders. For those willing to step out into the windy weather it was much more of the same, everybody contributes in Biggs. Greyson Milburn, the beastly fullback for the Wolverines, scored twice—once on a short plunge and again on a 53 yard reception from QB Blaine Roles. Roles was perfect all evening throwing the ball, going 4 for 4 with 162 yards. Two of those throws were touchdowns with one to Milburn and another to Dalton Evenson. Evenson carried the ball eight times for 87 yards, while Nathan Callaway had another great evening toting the football 16 times for 154 yards and two of Biggs' scores. Jacob Owen has added to the confusion for opposing defenses of who to tackle by grabbing his own chunk of yardage every week. This week Owen had 48 yards on just eight carries. Roles crossed 15 yards of turf on to carry himself and Wyatt Cain had his first carry of the year for four yards. Not enough can be said about Biggs' offensive line. The Wolverines are averaging over 300 yards per contest on the ground thus far and Roles has yet to be sacked. Jon Jackson, Andrew Ramos, Juan Castaneda, Lane Bennett, and Carlos Velasquez are crushing defenses. On top of all that, the five of them maintain a B+ grade point average. So much for old ideas about offensive lineman huh? Biggs' defense had failed to post a shut out before Friday night, but the Wolverines dominated the Raiders all night long—allowing Burney's Wing-T offense to achieve only one first down in the first half of play. The Wolverines recorded zero interceptions this week, in part because Burney's quarterback was sacked on almost every attempt. The Wolverine defense has been stingy all season giving up only 20 points in the first half this year and only 54 over all. The tackling stats were much like the offense’s—pretty spread out with notable contributions from Evenson and Lane Bennett with seven apiece, while Johnny Jackson, Greyson Milburn and Caleb Melton all turned in six apiece. Nathan Callaway and Juan Castaneda were both credited with four. Friday, the Wolverines will put their 5-0 record on the line against the Chester Volcanoes, who are also 5-0. Chester has a high scoring offense led by Hunter Morris. Morris has had his way with most defenses this season. The game is in Chester, and there is snow in the forecast. It should be interesting! The Paradise Bobcats, a perennial powerhouse will travel to face Enterprise Friday night. Enterprise is the only other undefeated high school football team in the North Section. It is quite possible that come Saturday morning there will be only one unbeaten team in the North state, for sure there will be no more than two.

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