SPORTS HEADLINES

Dragons double up Blue Ridge

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Chico Dragons (5-4, 1-3) brought an abrupt end to their three-game losing streak with a 64-32 thumping of Blue Ridge Friday at Dragon Stadium.

The two traded punches early in the game until the Dragons pulled away.

MAKING HIS WAY – Chico’s Kalen Johnson breaks a tackle during the Dragons’ win over Blue Ridge. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

Matt Carter gave Chico the early lead with a one yard scoring run, but Blue Ridge immediately responded with an 11-yard run of their own.

Chico extended their lead to 15-6 when Jericoe McGuire found the end zone from 15-yard out late in the first quarter.

Blue Ridge came storming back with a 25-yard touchdown pass to get within one at 15-14.

The Dragons pulled away after that. Kalan Johnson returned the kickoff 72 yards, and two-minutes later, McGuire scored again on a 14-yard run. The two teams combined for 48 second quarter points.

McGuire had two more touchdowns in the quarter, on 37 and 57 yard runs.

Matt Carter took over for Chico in the third. The senior scored on runs of 53 and 33 yards to give the Dragons a 57-26 advantage.

Blue Ridge scored their last touchdown with four minutes left in the third on a 17-yard pass play.

Carter and McGuire put an exclamation point on the night, when the two hooked up on a 12-yard strike with six-minutes left.

CHICO 64, BLUE RIDGE 32

Blue Ridge … 6 … 20 … 6 … 0 … – … 32
Chico … 15 … 28 … 14 … 7 … – … 64

FIRST QUARTER

Chico 7:07 – Matt Carter 1 run. Kick Ivan Segura
Blue Ridge 4:48 – 11 run; Kick blocked
Chico 2:21 – Jericoe McGuire 15 run; Kalan Johnson run

SECOND QUARTER

Blue Ridge 11:07 – 25 pass; PAT run
Chico 10:55 – Johnson 72 kickoff return; kick failed
Chico 8:43 – McGuire 14 run; Carter run
Blue Ridge 5:04 – 3 run; pass failed
Chico 3:03 – McGuire 37 run; run failed
Blue Ridge :46 – 6 pass; PAT run failed
Chico : 10 – McGuire 57 run; Johnson PAT run

THIRD QUARTER

Chico 9:42 – Carter 33 run; kick failed
Chico 7:47 – Carter 53 run; Johnson run
Blue Ridge 4:23 – 17 pass; pass failed

FOURTH QUARTER

Chico 6:29 – Carter 12 pass from McGuire; Segura kick

BLUE RIDGE … CHICO

First Downs … 14 … 23
Rushes Yards … 17-8 … 47-415
Passing Yards … 172 … 79
Total Yards … 180 … 494
Comp-Att-Int … 13-27-3 … 8-14-0
Punts-Avg. … 3-27
Fumbles-lost … 1-1 … 5-3
Penalties … 2-8 … 16-115

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing – Chico, Carter 9-159
Receiving – Chico, Jastin McBee 3-31
Passing – Chico, McGuire 8-14-0, 79 yards

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