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.
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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