The Ramona Pop Warner Mitey Dawgs’ football team won a hard fought game, 24-6, against a very aggressive Temecula Golden Bears, said the coaches.
Josiah Bowman ran in for a 70-yard kick return touchdown in the first 8 seconds of the game. Following that was Cole Mattson pushing through yards up the middle, Chance Mattson throwing two completed passes to Colin Nungesser, Bowman making another touchdown, and quarterback Brayden Nungesser pushing in for the Dawgs’ third touchdown.
Jayden Abdou, nicknamed the “foot,” kicked three successful field goals for 6 extra points on the board. Cole Mattson and Colin Nungesser each intercepted a pass play and ran for extra yardage. Coaches said the offensive line, including Nicolas Driscoll, Reese Lucero, Gabriel Muñoz, Peyton Silva, Kai Hofstee, and Carter Larzalere, performed incredibly.
The Dawgs’ defense held Temecula to only 6 points.
In the third quarter, Ramona’s Tony Gawne Jr. was injured and medics were called. He was rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital for an injury to the neck/back. Although the players were upset, coaches rallied them to push through the game and they secured the win.
Gawne is at home and resting and x-rays looked good, reported the team.