Turnovers and the lack of experience derailed the Gustine JV team against the visiting Waterford Wildcats (5-2 overall; 3-1 SAL) Friday night, paving the way for a 26-0 Wildcats victory.

Gustine has now dropped to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in league play.

It was a full head of steam for all four quarter for the Wildcats as they came out scoring three touchdowns in the first half and not allowing a single score from the host Gustine, taking their 20-0 lead into the half.

“Taking a look at this game, I notice we really struggled in the front five of our offensive line due to us being a young and inexperienced team,” said head coach Ronnie LaBry. “Without a line doing their job it just continues to go down the way and effects the other positions.”

He also shared that it was a team loss and not just focused on one group because every position group had their set of mishaps during the game.

Coming back from the half it was a scoreless third quarter for both teams. But the Wildcats added the final score of the game in the fourth quarter to finish with a 26-0 victory over the Reds.

“This is our second game of the season compared to Waterford already having a few under their belt, so that plays a factor because we really haven’t played against anyone beside ourselves for a while,” said LaBry. “With this loss we just have to work on getting better and focus on what we can control for the next game.”

In the upcoming match up this Friday, the Reds will face off against the host Le Grand (0-3 overall; 0-3 SAL) a team that has been struggling since their week one match up against Orestimba. This could be a great match up and a confidence booster for Gustine. Game time begins at 5 p.m.

“Coming into this game they show nothing special and no tricks at all, so this game will definitely be a dog fight to see who’s the better team,” LaBry said. “Also leading up to this game we are going to have to work on getting better up front and doing our job at all positions, so overall we just have to be ready to fight and be as physical as they are.”