High School Football Recap: No. 1 Recruit Puts on a Show:
By Michael Baribault
Najee Harris as good as advertised
Fans who attended the Antioch-Rancho Cotate game got their money’s worth, but not
just for seeing Najee Harris, there was a very good football game going on at the same time.
While Harris was fantastic, rushing for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns, (you can watch
one of those TD’s here) Rancho Cotate made a game of it. QB Jake Simmons threw for
148 yards while completing 17 of 34 attempts. Payton Whetstone had 17 carries for 102
yards. Finally, Logan Reese had the first touchdown reception for Rancho in this game
as he caught Simmons’ first pass from scrimmage for an early TD. Antioch answered
back with a touchdown and 2 pt PAT to take the lead.
At the half it was 14-12 Antioch.Rancho Cotate kept up the whole way up until the final minutes when Antioch put up
some long TD runs by Harris, making the score at 41-25. The final was 41-33. For Antioch and Najee
Harris, this was your typical game offensively. For Rancho Cotate, you could say they
almost beat a Divison 1 team that is playing De La Salle next week. The Cougars have proved
that with good games against Analy and Antioch, they’ll be a force in the NBL.
Piner gets their first win
Mason McClintock lead a Piner 4th quarter comeback as he scored with 45 seconds left
to beat Galileo of San Francisco, 17-14. Piner trailed most of the game up until
McClintock scored on a 5 yard run. This is Piner’s first win under new coach Tom
Jack Newman threw for 507 yards en route to a 49-30 victory over Alcalanes of
Windsor shut out Hayward 28-0 for their second straight shutout.
Kennedy of Fremont dominated Petaluma 49-3 with 444 yards of total offense.
Analy (Sebastopol, CA) at Petaluma (CA), 7:30pm
Piner (Santa Rosa, CA) at El Molino (Forestville, CA), 7:30pm
Sonoma Valley (Sonoma, CA) at Allen (Santa Rosa, CA), 7:30pm
Carrillo (Santa Rosa, CA) at Windsor (CA), 7:30pm
Casa Grande (Petaluma, CA) at Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, CA), 7:30pm
Montgomery (Santa Rosa, CA) at Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park, CA), 7:30pm
Ukiah (CA) at Santa Rosa (CA), 7:30pm KSRO/YSN365 Friday Night Lights
Clear Lake (Lakeport, CA) at Willits (CA), 7:30pm
Fort Bragg (CA) at Cloverdale (CA), 7:30pm
Middletown (CA) at Lower Lake (CA), 7:30pm
Laytonville (CA) at Anderson Valley (Boonville, CA), 7:30pm Potter Valley (CA) vs. Calistoga (CA) at Napa County Fairgrounds (Calistoga, CA), 7:30pm Rincon Valley Christian (Santa Rosa, CA) at Tomales (CA), 7:30pm
St. Helena (CA) at St. Vincent (Petaluma, CA), 2:00pm