By Ray Hamill — Carlos Aguilar was a big-play player on the football field during his time at Hoopa, and he’s continued that at College of the Redwoods.
The freshman receiver scored a pair of first-half touchdowns in a 27-21 loss to West Hills Coalinga at the Redwood Bowl on Saturday.
More impressively, Aguilar now features among the state leaders.
The first of his TDs on Saturday came on a 78-yard reception from quarterback Max Hough late in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7.
Aguilar caught the ball near midfield and out-ran the West Hills defense to the end zone.
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He would add a second TD four minutes before halftime, this one on an opportunistic play.
On a second-and-seven from the CR 22, running back Levi Cox-Cooley broke up the middle for a 20-yard gain but fumbled the ball as he was tackled from behind.
The 2020 Hoopa graduate also pulled in a 37-yard TD reception the previous weekend for his first-ever collegiate score at San Jose, and he has seen his production rise each week.
For the season he now has 211 yards on nine receptions.
The Corsairs will try to bounce back when they travel to play Monterey Peninsula on Saturday.
For more on this past weekend’s game, see Corsairs lose ‘funky, weird’ showdown with West Hills …