Sierra, now 0-2, had a tough time Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, against visiting Stagg, who used the big play to carve out a 41-21 victory. (Wayne Thallander)

Taylor Made: Delta Kings use big plays to run away from winless Timberwolves

Independent Contributor

In a good old-fashioned Friday night shootout, the Stagg Delta Kings knocked off the Sierra Timberwolves in an impressive offensive performance, 41-21.

The Delta Kings offense relied primarily on the big play. Senior quarterback Jerry Rigumidin threw for five touchdowns, two of which covered 80-plus yards. Junior receiver Adam Taylor earned Player of the Game honors, reeling in three touchdowns and a crucial catch on third-and-20 with the game still in the balance midway through the third quarter.

Taylor’s three touchdown catches spanned 138 yards.

Late in the second quarter, Taylor hauled in a deep ball from Rigumidin, good for a 41-yard score. Later in the game, with Stagg pinned inside their own 10-yard line, Taylor took a screen pass 93 yards to the house.

Stagg wide receiver Adam Taylor tallied three touchdowns in a win over Sierra on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.

“Don’t get caught,” Taylor said with a grin, “Going to hear it from my Dad all night — Don’t get caught.”

Taylor’s senior teammate, Ronald Green, delivered the game’s dagger — an 83-yard catch-and-run that put the Delta Kings up three scores. Green attributed the catch to the team’s coach, Don Norton.

“We needed to get this win for our coach, get (one of these) wins for our coach,” Green said, “and I told myself not to get caught.”

On the Timberwolves’ side, junior running back Anthony Grady ran for three touchdowns. Grady has been one of the lone bright spots for Sierra, now 0-2. He has four touchdowns in two games. Despite the impressive start, Grady believes there is more work to be done. Though he feels “great” about his hot start to the year, “what really matters is the win. We couldn’t pull that out (tonight), so I’m not as happy as I should be.”

The Timberwolves look to right the ship as they hit the road next week against Golden Valley of Merced, and the Delta Kings look to keep the train rolling next week when they take on Modesto.

Lucas Stackpole is a senior at Sierra High School. He is a first-year intern with He is a three-sport athlete with the Timberwolves and wants to pursue a career in sports journalism.