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Cordova crashes back to Earth with loss to Johnson

Oct 23, 2022 12:00AM ● By By Shaun Holkko, sports editor

Cordova senior defensive back Kevin Lewis attempts to tackle Johnson sophomore wide receiver Hezekiah Johnson during a 60-15 loss to Johnson on Saturday, October 22 in Rosemont. Photo by Rick Sloan

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ROSEMONT, CA (MPG) – The Cordova varsity football team faced a reality check on Saturday afternoon with a 60-15 loss to Johnson following its first victory of the season.

The Lancers (2-8, 1-3 Greater Sacramento League) and Warriors (7-3, 3-1 GSL) played at Rosemont High School on Saturday, October 22 as Johnson celebrated Homecoming weekend.

Cordova was set to play at Rosemont against the Wolverines on September 9, but the game was canceled due to the air quality and heat. The Lancers forfeited the game, balancing out their record, as they earned a forfeit win from their matchup against El Camino on August 27.

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The Warriors quadrupled the Lancers on the scoreboard, winning 60-15. Johnson was led by junior quarterback Marino Fragata who completed 22-of-26 passing attempts for 520 yards and eight touchdowns.

Senior Kevin Lewis returned to back under center for Cordova after starting a handful of games in the backfield at running back. Lewis tossed 4-of-11 passes for 108 yards and a score.

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His one touchdown pass went to junior Jayden Rice who made the catch in the back of the end zone, barely keeping one foot inbounds. The scoring play was set up by a 55-yard catch and run by the junior. Rice finished with three receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown.

Lewis was the game’s leading rusher as he finished with 15 carries for 144 yards (9.6 yards per carry) and one touchdown. The do-it-all senior also led the Lancers in tackles with 11 total, one for a loss and eight on his own.

Cordova returns home this Friday for Senior Night against Florin. Kickoff for the last Lancers game of the season is set for 7:15 p.m.