BORON — The California City Ravens rained on the Boron Bobcats’ homecoming last Friday night in Boron, beating the Cats 54-7, as they came as close as the Ravens will get to home this year given the CCHS field situation.
Yes, it was Homecoming 2018 in Boron last Friday night, and as always the Bobcats rolled out the goods, complete with the annual parade and class floats, and the crowning of the 2018 Boron King and Queen.
The stands were packed for the annual event that is the centerpiece of the sports year. With what looked like a couple hundred people in attendance, the Bobcats met their division rivals the Cal City Ravens, who are wandering the Earth playing team after team and yet never seen at CCHS all year. That road life may be building an advantage for Coach Sherman’s Ravens, as they are improving their record slowly over the season, now at 4-3 and 2-0.
Last Friday’s game was a showcase for the Ravens as they made short work of the Bobcats, taking the lead right off and never looking back. Open field running was the Ravens’ advantage as several long yardage runs were the main scoring play for the Cal City team.
The Ravens scored 26 unanswered points in the first quarter alone, adding another 15 in the second as QB Perrion Grays passed for 305 yards. Senior Robert Mitchell led the Ravens with 90 rushing yards, followed by Junior Khalil McLin with 73 yards. The night was all Ravens as the Bobcats merely watched them run up and down the field.
Only in the last quarter were the Bobcats able to score one touchdown. Not exactly what Coach Kostopolous and the Bobcats had in mind, no doubt, but the way the ball bounced that night.
The Ravens next face Brentwood High of Los Angeles on the 12th at 7 p.m. in Brentwood, while the Bobcats will next play Kern Valley at home in conference play Friday the 12th at 7 p.m.
Rosamond did not play last week, but will next face Bishop Union on the 12th in Bishop, with game time at 7 p.m. The Mojave Mustangs also had the week off and will next travel to Lone Pine to play the Eagles in conference play in Lone Pine on the 12th. Game time is 7 p.m.
The Desert Scorpions Varsity football team also had no game last week, and will next face the Trona Tornadoes in Trona in non-conference play on the 12th.