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Oakland Athletic League Championship – McClymonds vs Oakland High

Posted November 30, 2013 by in – by: Patrick Cayabyab

With solid defense and an outstanding special teams the McClymonds Warriors football team defeated Oakland High’s Wildcats 44-16 to successfully capture their 4th straight Silver Bowl Friday Nov. 29 at Laney College.

Both teams had a sluggish start with each of their opening drives to start the game. With just the second play of the game Warriors Senior Kendall Page intercepts Wildcats Senior Quarterback Kesomi Mafi at their own 29 yard line. Oakland High’s defense responds with an interception by Senior Mikail Meador. Both teams were not able to capitalize after the turnovers in their opening drives.
The biggest play for the Wildcats before the half was their defense forcing the Warriors to commit their third turnover of the game. McClymonds Quarterback Emoni Foutain fumbles the football with 4:13 to go in the first quarter. Wildcats respond with a 22-yard field goal by Sophomore Jose Rivas to give Oakland High their only lead of the game (3-0).
It was all McClymonds from there on out. In the second quarter Foutain runs into the endzone for an 8-yard run. The most spectacular play for the Warriors to end the half was a 69-yard kick return touchdown by Junior Daishawn Shannon to give the Warriors the lead (14-9) at the half, and gave the Warriors the lead for good.
McClymond’s special teams was electric to start the third quarter. Senior Louis White returned the kick-off to the endzone with a 79-yard touchdown return. With the score (36-9) game MVP Lavance Warren stole the show in the fourth quarter with a 60 yard touchdown from scrimmage to wrap up the game for the McClymonds Warriors. Warren finished with 14 carries and 140 rushing yards. Final Score (44-16). Playmaker of the game was Shannon after his 69-yard kick return touchdown in the third quarter.

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