Oroville Hornets shut out LB Lions

Nicky Perez on one of his 17 carries for 138 yards.Photo by Joyce Hutchinson

Nicky Perez on one of his 17 carries for 138 yards.Photo by Joyce Hutchinson

WINTHROP – The Oroville Hornets defeated the Liberty Bell Lions in a 21 to zero victory last week.

The Hornet’s defense held Liberty Bell to minus five yards rushing and five yards total offense in their 21-0 win Friday Night in Winthrop, according to Coach Tam Hutchinson.

Oroville’s sophmore running back, Nicky Perez in his season debut gained 138 yards on 17 carries, including a 30 yard TD run in the opening quarter. Preston Iverson scored on a one-yard run just before halftime. Oroville’s final score came on an interception by middle linebacker Jose Velasco, which he returned 27 yards to make the score 21-0.

In junior high football, Oroville eighth grade played Sept. 17 at Brewster with a final score of 40-22.

“While the Yellowjackets made several mistakes early, including a number of turnovers, they did manage to get the offense going in the second quarter,” said Coach Brett Fancher.

“Key plays for Oroville included a long catch and run from Luke Kindred to Connelly Quick, and several long runs by Eddy Ocampo, Tanner Smith and Jake Kellogg.

Oroville Junior high traveled to Brewster on Thursday Sept. 17 where they were met by a pumped up Okanogan seventh grade team. The game was played on the Brewster field as Brewster with only 22 athletes could not field a seventh grade team, according to Coach Tony Kindred.

“The Oroville team was led by Trevor Shearer and Ezequiel Delgado with the most tackles, followed by a very improved Dusting Nigg at kicker. However, the majority of the Jacket team saw improvement over the week prior. The kids worked hard at being focused and played hard, but were not able to overcome the experienced Okanogan team, with the final score of 38 – 0, Okanogan,” said Kindred.

The Yellowjackets are scheduled to play at home Sept. 24 against Grand Coulee.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are the Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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