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After coaching change, Orestimba appears to be on the right track

NEWMAN -- The benefit of being named football coach in a one-school town is you can usually count on the support of the entire community.

But when Aaron Souza took the job at Orestimba High a few months ago, he was confronted with a town divided by the firing of former coach Scott Felber.

When Orestimba was routed 60-20 by Livingston in its opener, that added fuel to the fire. A week later, though, and the folks in Newman are coming around.

Turns out Livingston has a pretty good team — it upset defending state small-school champ Modesto Christian on Friday — and Orestimba beat Hogan of Valllejo, a Bay Area school twice its size.

Souza needs to keep working the streets and diners to get more folks on his side, but he can promise one thing: His Warriors will be entertaining so long as the Pious twins are on the field.

Ravonne and Ramonne are electrifying, and they showed it in Friday's 37-27 win over Hogan. With Ravonne throwing and Ramonne catching, the Warriors rallied for 31 points in the second half. They combined for 361 yards and had a hand in six TDs.

Ravonne passed for 198 yards and ran for 101. He is the top dual-threat QB in the Trans-Valley League. His brother caught six passes, two for TDs, and had 62 yards.

Ravonne sealed the win with a 30-yard TD run with 30 seconds to go. The sneak play was a designed to get a first down, but he broke past the line and he was gone.

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