California Pintos trample North Callaway Thunderbirds 43-7

California's Christopher Allee (32) pushes past a Thunderbird during first-quarter action during the varsity football game at Riley Field. Allee went on to score a 47-yard touchdown with the carry.

California's Christopher Allee (32) pushes past a Thunderbird during first-quarter action during the varsity football game at Riley Field. Allee went on to score a 47-yard touchdown with the carry. Photo by April Arnett.

After losing their first football game of the season to Moberly Aug. 26, the California Pintos’ main agenda, according to head coach Marty Albertson, was to learn from their mistakes, improve, and move on, and California’s 43-7 win against North Callaway Friday, Sept. 2, at Riley Field was proof the Pintos had done just that.

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California's Connor McGill puts pressure on North Callaway quarterback Jacob Haubner (12) during the first half of the Pintos' varsity game Friday, Sept. 2, at Riley Field.

California dominated the field as the Pintos scored on all but two of their possessions, including the final TD of the night that resulted from a pass thrown by freshman quarterback Jaden Barr.

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California's Curtis Fulks (54) tackles a Thunderbird during the Pintos' varsity football game against North Callaway Friday, Sept. 2.

“I’m extremely pleased,” Albertson said. “We improved a lot from last week, which is the goal. We needed this win and it shows hard work pays off. We played with intensity from the beginning, which decided the game quickly. We did have two or three penalties that hurt us, but nothing we didn’t overcome. We executed better, our running backs had good runs, and all of the quarterbacks played well. We have good depth there now.”

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California kicker Efrain Torres, a junior, executes a successful PAT kick to wrap up the Pintos' opening drive Friday, Sept. 2. Dylan Albertson (5) holds the ball for Torres.

Senior Grant Burger and sophomore Dylan Albertson shared the role throughout the majority of the game, while freshman Jaden Barr stepped in as quarterback midway through the fourth quarter.

“This was a fun game,” Albertson said. “We brought a lot of the young kids in during the second half.”

For more of this story check out the Sept. 7 issue of the California Democrat.

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