Victor Valley football team gets off to a rough start

The Victor ValleyCollege football team opened its season with a resounding thud, losing to national power Mt. SAC 61-14 today in Victorville.

It’s likely another case of a very young team not fully making the adjustment from high school football to college football. Too many players go into the JuCo game thinking it’s just an extention of the high school game. Well it’s not!

The Rams have a whopping 82 freshmen on their roster. So let’s just hope this was a wakeup call.

Coach Dave Hoover used four quarterbacks without much success. Courtney Patton seemed to fair best. He can at least scramble a bit and did, running for his life on pretty much every play.

The bright spot was the play of freshman wide receiver T.J. Gretzner out of Serrano High school who can go up and get the football. He had four catches for 128 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown reception for the Rams second score.

Hoover will know a lot about his team in the next week by how it handles the thumping.

The Rams travel to Santa Ana next week.

Here are a few other scores fron the first week of play.

Citrus 36, West Los Angeles 25
Long Beach 20, Golden West 14 (OT)
Fullerton 41, Santa Ana 10
Grossmont 36, San Diego Mesa 7
Santa Monica 21, Compton 10
Allan Hancock 51, Santa Barbara 6

College of the Canyons 35, Antelope Valley 7

Bakersfield 52, L.A. Pierce 41

Pasadena 41, Glendale 20

Saddleback 37, Orange Coast 6

Venutra 44, Moorpark 21

Cerrtipos 29, LA Harbor 14

Mt. San Jacinto 24, College of the Desert 22

Palomar 23, Southwestern 13

LA Valley 28, East Los Angeles 21

El Camino 56, LA Southwest 7