PREVIEW: KSRO BACK WITH GAME OF THE WEEK
High School Football returns to the radio this week.
For the second straight season KSRO will be broadcasting at least one high school game each week.
Dave Cox will be the play by play announcer.
The first game is quite a trip, as the game will be in Stockton with Cardinal Newman meeting St. Mary’s.
Dave will be joined by former Raider, Eagle and NFL Pro-Bowler Jerry Robinson to announce the game
KSRO, as most know is 1350AM on the radio dial.
Since last year there has been a change with KSRO. They are now on the FM Dial also at 103.5.
No. 5 Maria Carrillo (1-0) at No. 1 Analy (1-0)
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This is the third straight season these two teams have met. Analy has won the last two including one of the best games of 2013, which was won by Analy 34-30.
Of the nineteen games in this local preview, this is the only game in which both teams are 1-0.
Maria Carrillo won a defensive game over Redwood 21-14. They held Redwood to under 300 yards in total offense.
Analy gained over 300 yards in the first half in its big win over Casa Grande. Playing a half only, Analy quarterback Will Smith went 20 of 25 for 244 yards and threw three touchdowns.
No. 2 Cardinal Newman (1-0) at St. Mary’s (Stockton) (0-0)
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Cardinal Newman put the area on notice with an impressive offensive display in its opener.
St. Mary’s is one of the powers of San Joaquin Valley. They had a super run from 2007-2010 when they won at least 11 games each season. In 2008 they went to the Division 2 state championship game, which they lost to Cathedral Catholic 37-34.
A win in this game would look good on a teams’s resume if hoping for a state championship spot in December.
No. 3 Rancho Cotate (0-0) at Alhambra (1-0)
Rancho Cotate opens up with a lot of offensive weapons from the 2013 team. They open against an Alhambra team that has won eight games over the past three years. They had an optimistic start to 2014 with a 55-7 win over College Park in its opener last week. College Park power ranking wise is in Rancho Cotate’s neighborhood.
Last year Alhambra played College Park to a 41-41 tie. The following week they lost to Rancho Cotate 21-14. It was the second straight season that Rancho Cotate defeated Alhambra.
No. 4 Windsor (1-0) at Benicia (0-1)
Jalen Roman showed a double threat throwing for 133 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 100 more in Windsor’s 30-10 win over Granada.
Benicia didn’t have as promising a start, losing to Concord 48-13. That isn’t the sign of how they are used to playing. They have won at least seven games in every season since 2008.
The two teams met last season with Benicia rallying from a 14-0 deficit to take a 34-27 win, scoring the winning touchdown with :18 left.
Salesian(0-0) at No. 6 Middletown (0-0)
This hasn’t been a good series for Middletown. They have met in the regular season every year since 2006 and Middletown has won only once. Add to that, three times they met in the playoffs and three times Salesian has won.
Last season Middletown went 10-2 with both losses to Salesian. They actually won the opener on the field, but then lost it via forfeit for using an ineligible player.
Time number two was in the second round of the NCS Playoffs. Middletown, who was the No. 1 seed , dropped a 21-13 decision. Salesian as a No. 5 seed went on to win the Section Championship.
Napa (1-0) at No. 7 Casa Grande (0-1)
Casa Grande is coming off one of its worst losses in memory. Napa started with a one sided win over Montgomery.
The two teams have met the last two seasons. The away team has won each time.
No. 9 Petaluma (1-0) at Vintage (0-1)
Petaluma is playing in the same place that Montgomery did last week and hoping for better results.
Vintage lost its opener 27-3 to Woodcreek, who is a highly ranked team from Roseville.
Vintage finished 5-5 last season. It was the first time they finished at least .500 since 2007 when they went 6-5.
Ukiah (0-0) at Eureka (1-0)
This is a rivalry that took last season off. It hasn’t been a good one for Ukiah, who hasn’t beat Eureka since 2008. That was also the last season Ukiah finished over .500.
Eureka started the season last week with an impressive 34-20 win over Encinal of Alameda.
Galena (Reno)(0-1) at Sonoma Valley (0-0)
Sonoma Valley has had back to back 7-4 seasons. This is the second season for head coach Bob Midgley.
Galena, after winning three games combined in 2010 and 2011, went 15-6 the last two seasons and was ranked No. 8 in Nevada last year.
Galena opened the season with a 33-7 loss to Lassen.
Lower Lake (0-0) at El Molino (1-0)
A win for El Molino gives them as many wins as they had all of last season. El Molino hasn’t been 2-0 since a 3-0 start in 2010.
In last week’s 47-34 win over Willits, El Molino quarterback Steve Mori went 14 of 20 for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Eddie Taylor and Josh Wright each rushed for over 90 yards and scored a touchdown. Taylor also returned a kickoff for a score.
It is the second of four straight games for El Molino against NCL I teams.
Lower Lake went 3-7 last season.
St. Helena (0-0) at Healdsburg (0-1)
For the fourth straight season Healdsburg lost to Fortuna, this time by a 35-21 score. They did have one brightside and that was Tight End Tanner Cristando who caught a 84 yard pass for one score and returned a kickoff for another.
St. Helena is coming off a 9-3 mark. One of the losses was to Healdsburg 16-14. In 2012, St. Helena defeated Healdsburg 35-14 in the first round of the NCS Division 4 playoffs. That was some revenge for a playoff 27-24 loss to Healdsburg in 2011, which was St. Helena’s only loss of the season.
Over the past three season’s St. Helena is 31-6.
Tomales (1-0) at Elsie Allen (0-1)
Tomales is getting so publicity for having a roster of 14 players. A successful program is having a hard time drawing players, but the ones that do play are good, if the 41-12 win over Hoopa Valley means anything. Tomales rushed for over 300 yards led by Senior Willy Lepori who went for 223 and three touchdowns.
Elsie Allen started the season against a good Deer Valley team and was defeated 49-0.
Piner (0-1) at Richmond (0-0)
Piner had a long trip to Del Norte and played a tight game before dropping a 33-18 decision. One bright side was quarterback Tony Martignoli, who in his first varsity start passed for 196 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 119.
Richmond has a hard time getting wins. The most wins they have had in the Max Preps era is three. Piner coach John Antonio coached at the school in 2006 and 2007.
Clear Lake (1-0) at Durham (0-1)
Willits (0-1) at Hoopa Valley (0-1)
Upper Lake (0-1) at Kelseyville (1-0)
Calistoga (0-1) at South Fork (0-1)
Fort Bragg (0-1) vs. Encina (Sacramento) at El Camino (Sacramento)
No. 10 Cloverdale (1-0) at St. Vincent (0-1)
No. 8 Montgomery, Santa Rosa BYE
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