High School Sports

Kevin Roya, Modesto Christian

KEVIN ROYA, Modesto Christian RB

With Modesto Christian High staring a second consecutive defeat in the face, Kevin Roya turned disappointment into delirium when he scooped up a blocked field goal and returned it 83 yards for the winning touchdown in a 50-42 win over Argonaut.

It was Roya's biggest play on a night that saw the Crusaders' versatile back produce many.

Roya's return in the final seconds broke a 42-42 tie -- the Crusaders ran in the two-point attempt -- and capped a 30-point fourth quarter. He also had a 10-yard scoring run and a 36-yard TD catch in the final quarter after catching a 73-yard TD pass in the third quarter to keep MC in the game.

Roya finished with six catches for 210 yards and four carries for 16 yards. Through the Crusaders' first four games, Roya has 11 receptions and is averaging 29 yards a catch, as well as 20 carries for 284 yards, averaging 14 yards per carry.

-- RICHARD T. ESTRADA

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