HONORS AND NCS SCHEDULE
For all but nine of the local teams, the high school football season is over. Next up are the Winter sports, in which practice has started and some action gets going this week. Actually in the college world, the action has already started.
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Kevin Rojas (Petaluma)…Scored the golden goal late in the second overtime to give Petaluma a 3-2 win over Fortuna, which gave the Trojans their first ever NCS Boys Soccer championship. Petaluma ends the season 16-3-1. The tie was in the first round of the playoffs in a game the Trojans won on penalty kicks.
Kaylor Sullivan (Fort Bragg)…Passed for 266 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-21 win over St. Helena. They are modest numbers compared to some of his games, but it did put him over the 4,000 yard mark for the second straight season. During the regular season, he led the state in passing yards and touchdown passes. He is the first from the North Coast Section to lead the state in touchdown passes since 1984.
Justin Celeri (Fort Bragg)…He actually gets the potent Fort Bragg offense going by snapping the ball. The junior has been the center the last two seasons, and is the only player to play on every snap each season. That is over 1,300 snaps, mostly in a no huddle offense from the shotgun and through all of that had only bad snap each season. He has anchored an offensive line that has given up twenty sacks in 426 passing attempts this season. How many times do you hear a commentator say that it is the men up front who are the most important part of any game? This is a choice for all the linemen out there, who do what they do without much publicity.
Spencer Torkelson (Casa Grande)…Rushed for a season high 164 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-14 win over American. He has hit the 100 yard mark the last two weeks and scored five of his nine touchdowns.
Danny Shelton (Rancho Cotate)…Rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns in a 63-14 win over Terra Linda. That makes four straight games he has rushed for at least 100 yards. In those four games, he has scored nine touchdowns.
Ty Evenich (Tomales)…This is from two weeks ago, but it is a goodie. He rushed for 322 yards and four touchdowns in a 36-8 win over Rincon Valley Christian. He broke an 18 year old school record for the most rushing yards in a game. He also scored another touchdown on an interception return.
Nate Holguin (Middletown)…Rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the 47-0 win over Willits.
John Kelley (Middletown)…Only four carries, but made the most of it. He had touchdown runs of 20, 12 and 18 yards, all in the first quarter. It was part of a 467 yard rushing game for Middletown.
Cole Martin (Maria Carrillo)...He touched the ball three times and was part of two touchdowns in a 41-21 win over Northgate. The first was a 35 yard pass and the second was a 46 yard run. They were the first two scores in a 28 point second quarter, which gave the Pumas control of the game. That was after a scoreless first quarter.
Damian Wallace (Cardinal Newman)...He scored touchdowns from all angles in a 56-7 win over Healdsburg. He returned a punt 65 yards, caught a 50 yard pass and after Healdsburg scored its only touchdown, returned a kickoff 65 yards for score number three.
Analy Football…Lets just include the whole team. This was like so many games that they have had this season. Jack Newman throws five touchdown passes in a 70-27 win over Albany. The lead was 56-13 at the half. They gave up more points than they usually do, but they made up for that by scoring more, actually the most during this four year run.
Petaluma Football…This whole team too. If any team had an excuse built in for a letdown, playoff game or not, it was this team after the heartbreak to Analy. Not a problem. They had a 35-7 lead in a 38-20 win over Novato. Lucas Dentoni rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Branden White threw for 79 and two scores and rushed for 174 and two more.
Maria Carrillo Teams…A nice weekend in which the football, volleyball and girls soccer teams all won. The soccer team won its fifth straight North Coast Section Championship.
Anderson Valley Teams…They didn’t have a bad weekend either, winning in Boys Soccer and Volleyball. The Boys soccer team won its fourth straight section championship. The Volleyball team has a semi-final game Wednesday Night. They are the No. 2 seed and has won four of five section titles.
Lukas Thiele (Summerfield Waldorf)…In the first high school basketball game of the season the junior scored 25 points in a 38-20 win over Tomales. The school has a little more than 100 students and is located in the Western part of Santa Rosa.
NCS PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
ALL GAMES WEDNESDAYAT 7 PM
No. 5 Montgomery (20-13) at No. 1Redwood (38-4)
No.3 Granada (16-12) at No. 2 Maria Carrillo (26-7)
No. St. Patrick/St. Vincent (28-11) at No. 2 Cardinal Newman (24-5)
No. 6 St. Bernard Academy (14-11) at No. 2 Anderson Valley (22-4)
FOOTBALL SECOND ROUND (ALL GAMES AT 7 PM UNLESS NOTED)
No. 9 Windsor (7-4) at No. 1 Clayton Valley Charter (9-1)
No. 7 Casa Grande (5-6) at No. 2 Miramonte (10-1)
No. 6 Maria Carrillo (7-4) at No. 3 Concord (7-4)
No. 7 El Cerrito (6-5) at No. 2 Analy (11-0)
No. 6 Petaluma (8-3) at No. 3 Rancho Cotate (8-3)
No. 7 Justin Siena (9-2) at No. 2 Cardinal Newman (9-2)
No. 8 Fort Bragg (11-0) at No. 1 Marin Catholic (9-1)…1 pm
No. 7 Middletown (6-4) at No. 2 St. Bernard Academy (9-1)…1 pm
JUNIOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL
NORTH STATE BOWL
No. 23 Modesto (5-5) at No. 14 SRJC (6-4)…5 pm
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