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2013 BFL SEASON BEGINS

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By Regina Shiroma

Steelers’ running back Darry Guzman heads to the left side for a gain in yards. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Steelers’ running back Darry Guzman heads to the left side for a gain in yards. (photo by Jesse Castro)

The defending champs of the Budweiser Football League, the Raiders, opened the 2013 season with a win against the Steelers 32-0 at Eagle field Saturday.

Both teams saw bouts of first game jitters, fumbling the ball only a few minutes into the game. But the Raiders got their act together, and began to put points on the board.

“We made plays where we had to, to get the points on the board; first game jitters still,” said Raiders quarterback Danny Manibusan about the win.

The Raiders wasted no time scoring on their first offensive drive thanks to running back Dave Delgado who came loose and ran down the field to put his them in favorable field positioning. A 13-yard pass from Manibusan to wide receiver Joshua Marini put the Raiders on the board early in the first quarter.

Raiders’ Jonathan Guerrero runs up the left side and is forced out of bounds by the Steelers.  (photo by Jesse Castro)

Raiders’ Barry Munoz runs up the left side and is forced out of bounds by the Steelers. (photo by Jesse Castro)

A few minutes later, the Steelers were unable to get the first down and were forced into a punt sitation. Set to receive, Raiders’ Stephen Santos darted down the field for a 63-yard punt return touchdown.

With only second left in the first quarter, Matt Javier grabbed a new set of downs after his 18-yard run brought the Raiders to the 10-yard line. At third and inches to the goal line, Javier hit pay dirt; Alex Azcarraga ran in for the two-point conversion making the score 20-0.

Late in the second quarter, Manibusan launched a perfect pass to Jacob Torre for a 60-yard reception touchdown.

Raiders running back Dave Delgado punched in the last touchdown of the game to cap off the win.

“Coming out as the defending champs, we still gotta work. We have high expectations. Bottom line is, its hard to be on top, but once everyone gets their things together, we can get the title again,” said Manibusan.

 

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Raiders deep into Steelers territory, lineup for the next play. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Raiders deep into Steelers territory, lineup for the next play. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Forced to run Raiders’ Danny Manibusan moves to the left side before passing the ball out. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Forced to run Raiders’ Danny Manibusan moves to the left side before passing the ball out. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Steelers’ quarterback Dontana Keraskes sets up for a long pass. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Steelers’ quarterback Dontana Keraskes sets up for a long pass. (photo by Jesse Castro)

With a big hit, Ryan Rios stops Darry Guzman from gaining anymore yards. (photo by Jesse Castro)

With a big hit, Ryan Rios stops Darry Guzman from gaining anymore yards. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Steelers’ Dontana Keraskes jukes left to avoid Raiders’ Alex Azcarraga as he runs the right side. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Steelers’ Dontana Keraskes jukes left to avoid Raiders’ Marcus Chew as he runs the right side. (photo by Jesse Castro)

After the Raiders kickoff, Steelers Joey Taijeron and Jon Rapolla protect their runner Genaro Galimba from the incoming Raiders. (photo by Jesse Castro)

After the Raiders kickoff, Steelers Joey Taijeron and Jon Rapolla protect their runner Genaro Galimba from the incoming Raiders. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Raiders’ Jude Pinula ran the right side to get the two point conversion for his team. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Raiders’ Alex Azcarraga ran the right side to get the two point conversion for his team. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Raiders’ Jojohn Quinata gets the touchdown for his team. (photo by Jesse Castro)

Raiders’ Stephen Santos gets the touchdown for his team. (photo by Jesse Castro)

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Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
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