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Young Trojans Grab First Win For New Organization
They may be the youngest of the Central Valley Trojans organization, yet they have bragging rights when it comes to all four teams. The Trojans' youngest 'starts' team outlasted the Galt Jr. Warriors for the team's first win in program history.

All three of the other Trojans teams came up short in their quest for victory No. 1 of the season with the varsity club falling short 19-12 in a double overtime thriller.

The starts made history by making key adjustments from the season opening loss and making positive ground in a 15-12 win over the Jr. Warriors at Riverbank High School.

"We just took care of the ball this week," Starts head coach and team president Carl Wilson said. "The center-quarterback exchange went well this week and we were able to take care of the football and execute our plays."

The victory was a well-deserved boost of confidence for the organizations' youngest team, putting together a solid effort just a week after losing a 2-point contest against the Liberty Ranch Jr. Hawks.

"My son is on the squad and he actually shed tears," Wilson said. "This is our team's first win ever at the starts level. It was pretty exciting to see them all jumping around and watching the parents get excited.

"All the guys who played last year were probably more excited than anyone."

The varsity just missed out their opportunity to get into the win column, dropping a heart-breaker after two overtime periods. Head coach Dentrick McNorton's squad rebounded from a lopsided 29-0 season opener to push the Jr. Warriors to bonus play before their second loss of the season.

Both the Rookies and junior varsity squads were held scoreless, falling 35-0 and 36-0, respectively, and will need to make some adjustments before the Delta Patriots come to Riverbank on Aug. 29.

The Rookies were plagued by miscues, having several big plays overturned by penalties. The Trojans fell behind Galt early with two visiting first period touchdowns and could do nothing to erase a 21-0 halftime deficit.

All four squads will look to bounce back with solid performances when they play host to the Patriots, who will show up with three of their four teams with unblemished records.

The junior varsity team lost in their season opener and will be looking to add a mark in the win column, something that the Trojans' four teams will be looking to accomplish as well.

"We still have a lot of work to do," Wilson said. "I was watching tape earlier today, we still have a ways to go as far as our execution is concerned. There are still certain things that we are not doing exactly right.

"In order for us to beat this team, we're going to have to do those things right."