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Weston Ranch sophs stave off Kimball
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Weston Ranch’s sophomore football team continued its best run in school history with an 18-14 win over visiting Kimball last Friday.

The Cougars (4-2 Valley Oak League, 6-3 overall) got a big stop from linebacker Marcus Moore during the waning moments, as he tackled the Kimball QB a yard shy of the first-down marker on a fourth-and-3 situation from the Weston Ranch 25.

Moore also came up big at the start, as his 47-yard catch-and-run play gave the Cougars a 6-0 lead. Late in the third, Dal Shawn Williams blocked a punt to set up Erron Duncan’s 5-yard TD run that put Weston Ranch up, 12-6.

Down 14-12 in the fourth, Moore hooked up with Criss Cannady to give the Ranch the lead for good.

The sophomore squad has set records with most wins in a single season, longest pass play of 87 yards and longest winning streak with four. It also beat perennial VOL powerhouse Oakdale for the first time.

“We fought hard, never gave up and overcame lots of mistakes and obstacles,” coach Norberto Ferdin said. “This team has displayed perseverance all year long, and that character trait is never taught. I am very pleased of what we did here today.”