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California defeats Versailles 29-21

California defeats Versailles 29-21

October 22nd, 2011 in News

Michele and Shawn Merrill, center, are presented a helmet by senior members of the Pinto football team (Walter Juarez (34), Grant Burger (12) and Steven Arce (23)) Friday at Riley Field in memory of their son Matthew, a Pinto football player who died July 31, 2007. Matthew was a teammate of the now senior football players through seventh grade at California Middle School. In his memory, the Pintos wore Matthew's initials on the back of their helmets for Senior Night.

Photo by April Arnett

The California Pintos hosted Versailles for game #2 in Class 3 District 8 football Friday, Oct. 21, at Riley Field, where they romped to a 29-21 win over the Tigers.

The Pintos will travel to Eldon for game #3 in district play at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, while the Tigers will play at 7 p.m. at Boonville Oct. 27.

For more of this story, check out the Oct. 26 issue of the California Democrat.