The Eagles Dominant in Saturdays 38-13 Victory over Amador
The Eagles made it look easy as they dominated on both sides of the ball on their way to a 38-13 victory. Rancho Christian’s junior place kicker Emma Baker also made history Saturday night on her first PAT kick to become the only female player to score a point in a California State Championship game.
Rancho Christian quarterback Carter Treadway was almost perfect against the Buffaloes. The junior completed 10 of his 11 passes for 211 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to sophomore JoJo Saatzer. Saatzer’s first score was a 14 yard strike in the first period. He scored again early in the second quarter to make it 21-7.
Jaden Schieberl led the Eagles in rushing with 104 yards on 20 carries. He scored a touchdown and also intercepted a pass for Rancho Christian. The junior ended up with 150 all purpose yards. Sophomore Malosi Napoleon was back in the scheme of things in the Championship game. He gained 94 yards on 10 carries and scored the Eagles first touchdown.
Junior Elijah Campbell also scored a TD for Rancho Christian and gained 49 yards on 10 carries. Saatzer ended up with 5 catches for 83 yards while junior Trevor Jones hauled in 3 passes and gained 60 yards.
Emma Baker showed the boys from Amador that she deserves to be in the CIF State Record books. The junior place kicker is the first girl to score a point in a CIF State Championship game. Baker was a perfect 5 for 5 in her PAT attempts and nailed a 35 yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles offense ran 75 plays for 27 first downs and 535 yards, They converted 9 of their 14 third down opportunities. The quick,tenacious Rancho Christian defense suffocated the Buffaloes, giving up only 6 first downs and only two touchdowns.
Running back Daylan Thetford scored both of Amador’s touchdowns. The first was a 68 yard run in the first quarter. The senior broke loose for another long 58 yard run right before the half The Eagles shut out the Buffaloes for the remainder of the game.
Rancho Christian becomes only the fourth Inland Empire High School team to win a CIF State Football Championship.
Photos by Scott Padgett