The Gauchos gridiron proved an ironing board Friday night for the Eagles of Berean Christian High, who suffered a 59-6 defeat at the hands of the undefeated varsity squad from El Cerrito High.
It was the homecoming game for the Gauchos, and it didn't take long for the team to put numbers on the board. They scored twice in the first 68 seconds, including an opening kickoff return for 88 yards by Marcellus Pippins, and ended the half up 59-0, according to the Contra Costa Times.
See accompanying photos from the Homecoming Parade. Feel welcome to add your own.
The victory gave the team a 7-0 record so far on the season, and with 3-0 in the new Rock division of the Tri-County Athletic League. Berean of Walnut Creek left the game 3-4 for the season and 2-1 in the Rock league. The Gauchos now rank first in the division with Berean in second.
The Gauchos have posted a string of impressive wins this year so far. They opened the season with a 62-7 romp over San Lorenzo, and last week they snapped Salesian High's 26-game winning streak in a 42-6 win, after having rolled over Valley Christian 54-0 the week before.
They have a bye next week and then take the field in a home game against Pinole Valley on Oct. 20.
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