Rams Put on Blast by Titans

Football is a rough game, and often a cruel one, ask Temple City after last Friday night.

By Joe Torosian

 

By Joe Torosian

Temple City, CA - This one had the feel of a pay per view title fight. Everyone arrives, everyone is excited, but before the popcorn is done being popped its over. This one was over just as fast as San Marino’s Ryan Wood scored five touchdowns in the Titans 58-0 win over Temple City on Friday night at North Field.

The Rams highlight was its opening drive. A fourth down conversion and a pair of first downs before punting. Thank you for participating we have some lovely parting gifts for you.

San Marino’s first drive took a little over three minutes to go 85-yards before Matt Wofford crashed in on a sneak from a yard out to put his team on top. No other scoring drive would take as long for Wofford and friends.

With 11:52 to go in the second quarter, fullback Nick Gott went 42-yards to paydirt on a third down and one through the middle of the defense.

…And before you could say Loren Kleinrock it was 14-0 Titans.

Getting the ball back after Temple City’s next punt Wofford went 19-yards to Andrew Cordova and then 18-yards to Gott on a short pass. With the ball at the Rams 17, Wofford went the distance on the next place for the touchdown.

…And before you could say Stevie Yortsos it was 21-0 Titans.

Temple City went three and out on its next possession, San Marino took over at its own 45. A couple of short runs was followed by a 14-yard connection from Wofford to Cordova. On first down and ten from the TC 27 the evenings curtain went up for Ryan Wood. The senior running back scored his first of five touchdowns by going largely untouched through the Rams defense.

…And before you could say Kwame Do it was 28-0.

Temple City was forced to punt on its first four possessions of the game. To this point it wasn’t as much a case of the Rams playing poorly as it was San Marino dominating the line of scrimmage. Blowing up the TC offensive line and destroying it defensive line and second level tacklers. That was before the wheels officially came off.

Starting at its own 20, after Wood’s first score, Nick Starling was stripped fighting for yardage and San Marino’s Justin Hill recovered. Wood covered the remaining 9-yards on the next play.

…And before you could say Mark Ukropina it was 35-0 Titans.

Next TC possession, a fumble on the first snap, San Marino’s Kieran Ryan falls on the football at the Rams 22. One play later Wood goes 22-yards to the house.

…And before you could say Bill Maloney it was 42-0 at halftime.

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