SAN QUENTIN’S PREMIER FOOTBALL TEAM PUMMELS SOFTBALL FOES IN INTER-LEAGUE EXPO
The San Quentin Niners football team revealed their brand-new jersey’s in an exhibition game against the SQ Hardtimers softball team on July 21. While it was nice Friday evening, the Niners defense was not nice to the opposition, holding the Hardtimers scoreless in a 38–0 victory in the flag-football game.
“I’m probably the rawest more than likely,” said Niners middle linebacker Robert “Big Rob” Belfield. He led his defense in sacks against the softball team and had an especially powerful block on offensive lineman RJ “Hollywood” Hill, putting him on his back.
“It’s a high probability I am the best,” Belfield said.
He has been using the athletic program to lose weight, and he has accomplished a tremendous achievement by dropping almost 100 pounds. “I hope what I did can inspire someone else to do the same, and I want people to know that they can do anything if they put their minds to it,” said the confident, self-proclaimed “pro-bowler.”
“Bang, bang Niners gang!” chanted the team in a huddle before a play. Head Coach Bryan Underwood of the Niners predicted it was going to be an easy match-up. He loaned a couple of his players to the Hardtimers to balance the game, but clearly, it wasn’t enough.
“Always go hard in everything you do!” said Niners’ lineman “Willie” Wilkerson.
The Hardtimers team was made up of mostly older, softball veterans as opposed to the Niners, who are a young squad.
“That youngster really put me on my pockets,” said Hardtimers veteran Hill about the pancake block from Belfield. “We older so it was expected for them to win. But for me to just show up was a win to me. It’s all about the fun. The youngsters really appreciated that.”
Due to the ferocious defense of the Niners, the Hardtimers had a hard time trying to get across the 50-yard line. However, moving the ball was not a problem for the Niners’ left-handed QB Taiosis “CC” Matangi, who threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. Highlight reel passes included a 40-yarder to star receiver Keyshawn “Steez” Strickland and a 20-yarder to golden boy Donnie “JR” Pimpton, who celebrated with a dance in the end zone.
Appreciation for all the staff, coaches, administration, and players for participating and allowing the team to have the football program was a common sentiment expressed by Niners players such as players Eliazar “Eli” Guerra and Pimpton.
The athletes proudly sported their new jerseys.
“I’m just happy to see the guys happy to represent the new Niners team, and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said Coach Underwood.
The football team was previously called All-Madden, but Coach Underwood rebranded the team as the San Quentin Niners. He said the donor of the new jerseys chose to remain confidential, staying modest to allow the football program to shine in the spotlight. He added that the team is extremely grateful to the donor.
By the fourth quarter, hope was running out for the Hardtimers to get some momentum by scoring a touchdown. Their defensive lineman, Warren Davis, broke it down as to why his team was not clicking on the field.
“On offense, we weren’t letting the plays develop. And on defense, we were giving up. We had a problem finishing in the end zone, plus we had too many errors,” Davis said.
SQ NINERS & SQ HARDTIMERS LINEUP
Taiosisi “CC” Matangi Niners QB/S
Eugene Marcus Niners WR
Janquil “Moose” Weisner Niners OL/DL
Kolby Southwood Niners/sub WL/DB
Wilkerson Willie Niners WR/DB
De’ Andre “Jihad” Deshote Niners WR/DB
Dewayne Leon Scott Jr Niners LB/RB
Keyshawn “Steez” Strickland Niners WR/QB/FS
Robert Belfield Niners ML
WAQA. R Niners DL/OL
Eliazar ‘Eli” Guerra Niners DB
Bryant Underwood Niners HC
Anthony Virgle Niners Asst. COACH
Michael Mirabal REF
Vicent Fowler Hardtimers OL/DL
Satterfield Jason Hardtimers WR/DB
P. Church Hardtimers OL/DL
Kenneth Lewis Hardtimers DL/S
RJ Hollywood Hardtimers LB/TE
Miguel Munozhuerta Hardtimers OL
Fernando Renterie Hardtimers OL
Warren Davis Hardtimers S/R
Gabriel Olivo Hardtimers OL
Kenny Hardtimers WR
Dias Ricky Hardtimers COACH