On Saturday, April 24th, the River City Gators extended their winning streak to 4-0 by defeating the Marin Bulldogs 59-19 on the road in Marin. The Gators overcame a slow start after what was a relatively light week of practice. The game featured the return of Gators star wide receiver, #11 Kyle Providence, who missed the previous game due to UFL tryouts for the Las Vegas Locomotives. Gators quarterback, and former California State University – Sacramento player, #14 Blake Mori, split time with fellow quarterback, #18 Robert Arthur. While both seemed to struggle at times, the two-headed monster proved unstoppable.
It has long been said that a quarterback is only as good as the wide receivers he throws to. The 1-2 punch of #11 Kyle Providence, and #9 Camron Mbewa – also a former CSUS player – are as good as it gets in minor league play. In addition to those two, #15 Steve Dickinson, #82 Byron Wallace, #5 Terrell Crawford, and #2 Robbie Longan – a one-time NFL prospect – solidify the Gators receiving corps. To say the Gators are deep at wideout is an understatement.
Of course, the Gators talent pool is deep at all positions. An examination of the running backs, secondary, and both the offensive and defensive lines reveals considerable size, talent, and ability. Indeed, football is a team sport. The Gators continue to show signs of improved teamwork every week. The speed and precision of game management is always improving. To steal a line out of University of Oregon Head Football Coach Chip Kelly’s book, the Gators’ goal is simple: Win The Day.
On this day, that goal was decisively achieved. Images from the game tell the story best.
The Gators next game is May 1st, on the road versus the Nor Cal Lawmen. The UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions is scheduled for May 15th at Natomas High School. Kyle Providence and several other NCFL players will be there as well.