Rams quarterback Noah Nelson (3) looks for running room Saturday in the victory over Eldorado.  The Rams are now 6-8 all-time vs. the Eagles. (Herron photo)

 

 

Lexi Burt makes the second of her two PATs Saturday at Wilson Stadium. She’s the first female to score in the school’s 26-season football program. (Herron photo)

The Rams were penalized more than Pino would have liked, including 35 yards on Eldorado’s opening drive, although the Eagles (0-2) didn’t get into the end zone on it. By halftime, officials had walked off 100 yards against the Rams.

By game’s end, five Rams scored touchdowns, as Rayce Ramirez scored on a 2-yard run, Anthony Raymer returned a kickoff 96 yards to the end zone and JJ Arellano, filling in for a brief injury to Nelson, went 23 yards on his first varsity snap.

Along the way, sophomore Lexi Burt became the first girl to score a point in RRHS history, booting two extra points and also taking care of kickoff duties.

Nelson rushed for 147 yards on 16 carries and threw for 136 yards on 10 of 22 attempts, with two interceptions.

The Eagles had a 47-yard fumble return by David Aragon account for their first TD, when they tied the game at 7.

Cortland Dickson booted a 44-yard field goal to cut the Rams’ lead to 19-10 at the end of the first half, and Josiah Mitchell had a pick-6 that covered 44 yards.

“We’ve got to get better offensively,” Pino, a former Ram player said. “We got better from last week (a 30-7 loss to La Cueva).

“I thought defensively we played great; sure, we gave up two offensive touchdowns. The defense didn’t give up a single (touchdown),” Pino said. “I thought we were physical there, I thought we ran around, and we know our defense is leading the way right now.”

The Rams are home Friday at 7 to meet Eastlake (1-0) of El Paso, which beat visiting Andress 27-14 in its opener Friday evening.

It’s the first meeting between the Rams and the Falcons.