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Chabot sports roundup, Oct. 24 edition

You can’t really call it an October Surprise if they do it every year, but the Chabot football team is certainly a team you can’t judge by its overall record.
Overlook them at your peril.
The Gladiators (3-4, 2-0 National-Valley Conference), who dropped their first four games, have won their past three and are in a three-way tie for first place with arch-rival Laney (6-1, 2-0) and Modesto (5-2, 2-0).
Coach Danny Calcagno’s Gladiators always put an emphasis on conference play, the nonconference games serving as side orders to the main course.
Last week, the Gladiators, who are seeking a sixth consecutive conference title, feasted on host San Joaquin Delta to the tune of six quarterback sacks in a wild 52-50 win. Aaron Andrews and Jordan Boyd had 1.5 sacks apiece; Raheem Patterson and Kyle Pointer each had a sack; John Vave and Keith Alston both had a half-sack. Trevion Greene had an interception.
The Gladiators also got big games from quarterback Jack Moroney, who was 20-of-31 passing for 392 yards and accounted for five touchdowns, four passing and one running. De Angelo Stubbs carried 19 times for 93 yards and a TD, and had a 16-yard TD reception from Moroney.
Wideout Josh Revay had a huge game with four catches for 75 yards. Revay, Leroy Elliott Jr., Malik Henderson and Alan Busey combined for 16 receptions and 307 yards.
Tahir Mills sizzled on special teams with four kickoff returns for 179 yards.
The Gladiators will have another stern test at Modesto at 6 p.m. on Saturday, and then they host Sequoias on Nov. 5. They conclude conference play at Laney on Nov. 11.
So there's plenty of heavy lifting ahead.

With so many injuries dogging the squad, Gladiators coach Tony Igwe has been impressed with the resolve of his players and their quality performances.
The Gladiators (10-4, 3-4) have dropped three straight one-goal decisions against quality opposition, including last week’s defeats to Skyline, 3-2, and City College of San Francisco, 2-1, in Coast Conference Crossover games.
Against Skyline, the Gladiators’ Brandon Sosa off a Justyn Raygoza assist, and Raygoza scored unassisted.
Juan Lara scored against CCSF off a Sosa assist to give the Rams a 1-0 lead, but the Rams prevailed on goals by Bobakr Hussain and Jerry Barajas.
“It was a hard battle,” Igwe said of the CCSF game.
Sosa, a dynamic freshman forward, leads the Gladiators in scoring with nine goals and 20 total points. Raygoza, the only Chabot player to have started in all 14 games, leads the team in assists with five, to go with five goals. Lara, a freshman midfielder, has seven goals and four assists for 18 total points, No. 2 on the team.

Despite competing without two injured starters, the Gladiators finished seventh at the power-packed Meathead Movers Wrestling Tournament at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo – tops among teams from the Bay Area.
Chabot had four placers, topped by third-placers Zack Wally (174 pounds) and Enrique Green (157), who won their consolation finals matches. Green beat Avel Molina of Rio Honda 7-3. Wally beat Kalan Hasty of Sacramento City 9-2. Devon Lyle (133) and Ben Sira (166) were both sixth.
The tournament featured all the state’s top teams save Cerritos. Chabot has a tough match on Wednesday at Fresno City.

A first-half goal held up as West Valley defeated host Chabot 1-0 in the Coast-South on Friday, extending the Gladiators’ winless streak to eight games (0-7-1).
Chabot (2-11-1, 0-5-1) will vie for that elusive Coast-South win at Skyline (5-8-1, 1-5) on Tuesday.

The Gladiators (2-13, 0-6) dropped 3-0 road decisions against West Valley and Cabrillo in the Coast-North. This week, Chabot is hosting Contra Costa at 6 p.m. on Monday, traveling to Monterey on Wednesday and hosting CCSF at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
-       Matt Schwab


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