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Chabot sports roundup, Oct. 10 edition

Wide receivers need to do more than make show-stopping catches.
Much more. 
There's running patterns properly, blocking, and making tough grabs to keep the chains moving.
To that end, Chabot freshman Malik Henderson, a Castro Valley High graduate, has been thriving as a complete receiver, including making four receptions for 56 yards and his first touchdown of the season in a wild 55-49 win over De Anza on Oct. 1.
Henderson is No. 3 on the team in receptions with 13 for 171 yards, to go with four carries for 45 yards rushing.
"He's made some awesome blocks to score Tyrayl (Martin)," coach Danny Calcagno said of Henderson. "He ran the ball and caught the ball really well too; made some big first downs … He's been playing solid all year. He's one of those guys that does everything that you coach him to do."
The Gladiators (1-4), fresh off a bye week, are ready for Saturday's showdown against Fresno City (3-2) at Gladiator Stadium in the teams' National-Valley Conference openers. Kickoff is 6 p.m. 
Chabot is seeking a fifth consecutive conference championship this season.
"We preached all year that those first five games are just warm-ups for this," Calcagno said of conference play. "This is kind of what it comes down to. Typically the conference winner has been either 5-0 or 4-1, so we've got to get out of the gate pretty good."
The Gladiators' offensive line boasts standout Matt Guevremont (6-5, 320), and Jack Moroney has stepped in strongly at quarterback for injured Johnny O'Brien. Moroney, an Amador Valley High graduate, was 9-for-11 passing for 143 yards and three touchdowns against De Anza. 
Defensive lineman Aaron Andrews of Granada (6-2, 245) is having a massive year. He had three sacks against De Anza, giving him 7.5 for the season (tied for second in the state).
"Just a high-motor guy, good kid, does everything right," Calcagno said of Andrews, who is No. 2 in the state in tackles for loss with 12.5.
Linebacker Nohea Keahi is also having an outstanding season, averaging 10.6 tackles a game.
Fresno City, which has beaten College of San Mateo 34-31, represents another big challenge for Chabot.
"They're very good. They're fast and physical and well-coached," Calcagno said of the Rams. "We definitely have our work cut out for us."

Chabot finished an impressive second place out of 14 teams at the Modesto Tournament.
The Gladiators, who amassed 170 points, had six wrestlers in the championship finals and one advance to the consolation finals. Chabot had two champions, four second-placers and one third.
In the 125-pound weight class, Raymond Monela beat Kyle Jimenez by a major decision 14-5. Monela was named the tournament's "outstanding lightweight wrestler." 
Chabot Devon Lyle (133) defeated Pedro Corona of Bakersfield in the championship match by technical fall 18-1.
The Gladiators will compete in the Northern California Community College Dual Meet Championships Saturday in Santa Rosa.

Other Chabot results:
141: 3rd place, Carsen Paynter beat Aaron Mora (Fresno)14-5. 165: 2nd place, Enrique Green lost 9-4 to Alobendas (Rio Hondo); 184: 2nd place, Zack Wally lost by fall in 4:50 to Julio Fuentes (Bakersfield)197: 2nd place, Ben Sira lost by fall in 5:46 to Westley Ruffen (Lassen); 285: 2nd place, Gabriel Cardona lost 5-4 to Ramiro Macias (Bakersfield).

The Gladiators (10-1, 3-1)kept rolling with wins over Foothill 4-3 and Evergreen Valley 1-0. Brandon Sosa had a hat trick, all in the first half, against the Owls on Oct. 4, and Kevin Gonzalez added two assists in the half.
Mr. Clutch, Victor Xicay had the winner in the 82nd minute against visiting Evergreen Valley on Friday.
Sosa is ranked tied for 17th in the state in goals with eight.
Chabot is at West Valley (4-4-4, 1-1-2) on Tuesday and at Skyline (3-5-3, 1-2-1) on Friday.

The Gladiators (2-8, 0-2) fell 7-1 to CCSF on Friday and have dropped four in a row by a combined 21-2 score. Sydney Hollingsworth scored against the Rams.

Chabot (1-9, 0-3) dropped contests to CCSF and Hartnell both by 3-0 scores in Coast-North action last week. Djuana Salavea had eight digs against CCSF.

•Matt Schwab

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