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Citrus Kicks off Season with Win

Citrus Kicks off Season with Win

Citrus College kicked off the 2021 campaign with a victory, downing Chaffey 21-16 Saturday night.

The Owls start the season 1-0, while the Panthers open at 0-1.

Adam Urena and Trent Young combined for 201 yards passing and 163 yards rushing in the victory for Citrus.

Kasmir Dina got the game going with a 44-yard touchdown run to give the Owls the first lead of the game.

Chaffey responded with a field goal and a touchdown of its own to hold a 10-7 lead after the first.

The Owls put together a two minute, 37 second drive just before halftime to put Adam Urena in the endzone. Ivan Castro kicked in the extra point to put Citrus in front 14-10 at the half.

Neither team scored in the third, but Citrus created some separation in the fourth after Matthew Littlejohn intercepted the ball and sprinted 14 yards for a touchdown. Another Castro point after touchdown kick upped the Owls' lead to 21-10.

The Panthers scored in the final five seconds of the game, but the Owl defense kept the home team off the board for the two-point conversion to end the game at 21-16 in favor of the visitors.

Citrus makes its home debut on Saturday, hosting the College of the Desert at 6:00 p.m.