The JV Reds visited Le Grand last Friday evening and left the Bulldog’s stadium with a tough 20-7 loss. This is Gustine’s third straight loss of the season in Southern League play, putting them at 2-4 overall, and 1-3 in the Southern League.

Head coach Ronnie LaBry shared that this is a very young and inexperienced team, but with each game they are improving and showing that they are getting better with experience.

Coming into this game against the Bulldogs (1-3 overall; 1-3 SAL), after a tough 26-0 loss two weeks ago against the Waterford Wildcats, the Reds were looking to change the dynamic of their season and get themselves back on track, but fell into problems early in the game. 

“We had opportunities many times throughout this game to score, but we were just unable to put the ball into the endzone when we needed too,” LaBry said. 

The Reds were only able to connect on one score throughout the entire game, allowing Le Grand to pull away and take full control of all four quarters.

“For our defense we played decent, taking away the plays where Le Grand broke away and scored, we would be in it. So I’m proud of the progression these boys are showing, being new and young players to this program,” said LaBry.

Coming up in the JV Reds next match up they will face off against the visiting Ripon Christian Knights (6-1 overall; 2-1 SAL), who have been dominating their league and only received one 41-15 loss from the Orestimba Warriors in week four.

“This team will be a big challenge for us this week, because they are bigger than us and have experienced athletes,” said LaBry. “So coming into this game we just need to play smart and just continue to get better and grow, while limiting our mistakes and rack up our positives along the way.”