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American Canyon defeats Wood, 38-22

AMERICAN CANYON, Calif. – The American Canyon Wolves opened their season with a convincing 38-22 win against Will C. Wood Friday night at Wolf Den Stadium.

Led by Jomon Dotson and Gary Cooper, the Wolves racked up over 400 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

For more on this story, visit NapaValleyRegister.com

Justin-Siena (4-1, 1-1 MCAL) at Tamalpais (5-1, 2-1 MCAL)

The Justin-Siena Braves stole victory from Tamalpais last year with a last-second pass from Matt Lawson to Brandon Weaver after Tam failed to run out the clock on their previous possession.

Both teams look to be much improved this season, so expect even more drama on Saturday afternoon.

Tam brings the best defense (171.2 yards allowed per game) in the league against the Braves offense (347.6 yards per game), which is second only to Marin Catholic (391.5).

However, Tam’s offense (205.5) ranks 8th out of the nine MCAL schools. They’ll need to step up on defense, because it’s not likely their offense will get a dramatic jump against Justin. The Braves are right behind the Hawks on the defense standings (171.6 yards per game).

Here’s a look at the season stats so far:

Rushing
Player Carries Yds TD Yds/Carry
Austin Connolly 52 592 8 11.4
Diano Pachote 37 265 1 7.2
Marcus Armstrong-Brown 38 275 5 7.2
Stephen Lum 14 90 1 6.4
Isaiah Herrera 12 72 0 6.0
Gio Casilang 17 54 0 3.2
Robert Reynoso 6 32 1 5.3
Stephen Panis 1 8 0 8.0
Tyler Whitehead 5 30 0 6.0
TEAM TOTALS 182 1418 16 7.8
Passing
Player Complete Attempt Comp. % Yds TD INT
Marcus Armstrong-Brown 12 37 32.4% 285 4 4
Stephen Lum 2 2 100.0% 29 0 0
Finn Willard 1 1 100.0% 6 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 12 31 39% 320 4 4
Receiving
Player Catch Yds TD
Brandon Weaver 4 164 3
Liam Vlaming 2 18 0
Keagan Stanier 5 95 1
Austin Connolly 2 15 0
Chris Lenbauer 1 10 0
Tyler Whitehead 1 18 0
TEAM TOTALS 14 302 4

And the MCAL team stats:

OVERALL TEAM OFFENSE
School G Rush Pass Total Avg
1 Marin Catholic 6 839 1510 2349 391.5
2 Justin-Siena 5 1418 320 1738 347.6
3 Terra Linda 6 881 1002 1883 313.8
4 San Rafael 5 1452 34 1486 297.2
5 San Marin 6 658 1016 1674 279.0
6 Drake 6 666 819 1485 247.5
7 Novato 5 772 295 1067 213.4
8 Tam 6 630 603 1233 205.5
9 Redwood 5 574 267 841 168.2
OVERALL TEAM DEFENSE
School G Rush Pass Total Avg
1 Tam 6 572 455 1027 171.2
2 Justin-Siena 5 342 516 858 171.6
3 Novato 5 386 684 1070 214.0
4 Drake 6 577 709 1286 214.3
5 Terra Linda 6 833 494 1327 221.2
6 Marin Catholic 6 806 824 1630 271.7
7 Redwood 5 596 790 1386 277.2
8 San Rafael 5 959 673 1632 326.4
9 San Marin 6 962 1234 2196 366.0

*Stats for MCAL schools courtesy of MarinIJ.com. Stats for Justin-Siena courtesy of Bryan Metcalf and Andy Wilcox, Napa Valley Register.

Justin-Siena wins again, article posted

 

The Justin-Siena Braves improved to 3-0 with a rout of Piner Friday night at Dodd Stadium in Napa, Calif.

A link to my article has been posted on the “Justin-Siena football 2012” page.

The Braves had to battle not only the other team, but the officials as well. The first half was excellent, but they let the game get out of control in the second.

A late hit was called against the Braves when the d-line was pushed into Piner’s quarterback, but when the Piner line started piling onto the player after the whistle there was no foul.

It wasn’t the only time they missed a personal foul, either. There was also an illegal cut block on a blitzing linebacker. Cut blocks are legal in one-on-one battles between down linemen, but nowhere else. They are dangerous because of the potential for serious knee injuries.

I would love to be giving these officials praise because they were great for 90 percent of the game, but unfortunately the 10 percent they weren’t was irresponsible.

Archives Updated

I’ve finally caught up with posting links to articles written for the Napa Valley Register. There are now pages for Justin-Siena Football 2010 and 2011, as well as an archives page for stories that aren’t part of any specific collection.

Most recent articles will always be at the top of the list, and please remember that all work is copyrighted property of the author and appropriate publisher.

Archives page and new photos

This morning I added an archives page to the articles section. This is where I will post links to articles written before this site went active. I’ve already posted my coverage of the 2011 Justin-Siena Braves football team, and will keep working backwards as best I can with more coverage.

I’ve also added a page to the photography section which includes selected photos from the 2011 football season. Again, I’ll keep adding more as I find time (a.k.a. nights I can’t sleep or days when I’m really bored).