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only three points.
The varsity girl’s were led by senior Mis Ashby who finished as the overall division four champion for the second time in her career with a time of 19:30.
As for the rest of the girl’s, Dara Schmidt finished in sixth place with a personal best time of 20:54. Meanwhile, Kaylee Duncan was 31st overall with a time of 21:38. The rest of the girl’s times and finishes were as follows: Kaylynne Turner 35th overall, (21:51) and Lily Patrick 37th overall (22:130).
The varsity boys also qualified for the CIF State Championships for the first time in school history by placing second overall. The team was lead by junior, Bryce Harper who finished second in all of division four with a time of 17:00.
have to find a way to limit the damage of the Placer ground attack.
Last week, Yuba City was able to force some turnovers which made the momentum shift in their favor more than once. This week against the Hillmen the Honkers will need the turnovers in their favor yet again.
Yuba City linebacker Emiliano Murillo will have to step up and be a factor. The sophomore defensive player has recovered two fumbles this season to go along with his 73 tackles. If Murillo can contribute to stopping the Placer run game, the Honkers will keep their offense in the game.
Speaking of the Honkers offense, they know they’re the underdogs yet again. However, if you ask quarterback Bryce Rogers, he doesn’t want it any other way. Rogers and company have used that “shock the world” mentality to put up a combined 72 points in their last two appearances.
If they want to keep it close heading into the fourth quarter, the Honkers offense will need a breakout game tonight against Placer.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Placer. No. 11 River Valley at
No. 3 Merced
Last week against Sacramento High, the Falcons came away with a resounding upset. Not only did they defeat the favored team. They did so in dominant fashion and on the road at that.
For River Valley it was all about closing out the game. In their two previous games before last week, they were unable to finish in the second half. Tonight they will face a tough team in Merced but it isn’t all that impossible of a test.
Just like Placer, Merced also has an unbeaten record of 10-0, however they’ve had games on their schedule where they’ve let the opponent hang around a bit longer than expected.
The Bears quarterback Junior Garcia will be the player for the Falcons to keep an eye on. The senior passer has thrown for 20 touchdowns with only four interceptions. If the River Valley secondary didn’t do their homework they could be in for a long night.
On the offensive side of the ball for Falcons they will need to see a heft response from quarterback Dawson Mcpeak. The Northern Arizona commit has averaged 114 passing yards a game to go along with his 16 total passing touchdowns this year.
Kickoff between River Valley and Merced is set for 7 p.m. No. 6 Orland at No. 3 Gridley
The Bulldogs have shown that they are vulnerable at home this year posting a 2-3 home record at the bone yard.
However, in their last four contests, Gridley has averaged over 55 points a game. The Bulldog offense has started to click and it’s shown. In their last game against Orland on Oct. 26, Gridley finished with a dominant 42-7 win on the road.
For Orland it will be about trying to keep any success they have. When they last faced the Bulldogs, the Trojans held a 7-6 lead after the first quarter before giving up 36 unanswered points.
The Bulldogs have seen most of their positive stats from wide receiver Wyatt Dreesmann who has record five touchdowns on 432 yards receiving. The senior has also compiled impressive defensive numbers with 79 tackles and five interceptions. If Dreesmann can be an x factor tonight he will give the Trojans something tough to deal with on the field.
Kickoff in Gridley is set for 7 p.m.
No. 6 Pierce at No. 3 East Nicolaus
The Spartans have had an outstanding season this year defeating all of their opponents by blowout victories.
Meanwhile, Pierce comes into the playoffs with a 5-4 record overall and a struggling offense to go with it. This year the Bears have only tallied a total of 186 points for compares to their 225 points against. If Pierce wants a shot at taking down the powerhouse in East Nicolaus they will have to generate a consistent offense.
A player to watch on the Bears will be running back Tommy Davis. This season Davis has rushed for 588 yards and four touchdowns. If Pierce can get the running game going they could give the Spartans some troubles.
As for East Nicolaus it has been a team effort this season. Players to watch for the home team will be running backs J.T. Stinson and Gavin Mcauliff. Both backs have scored 14 touchdowns respectively and will defiantly have an impact on tonight’s game.
Kickoff in East Nicolaus is set for 7 p.m. No. 7 Williams at
No. 2 Winters
This season Winters has proven they are tough to beat at their home field. The Warriors have gone 5-0 when playing at home which means Williams will have a steep uphill battle tonight.
With a powerful offense, the Warriors can make any team think twice about their defensive coverage. If the Yellowjackets want to be successful tonight they will have to be fresh off the scouting reports.
One player to keep an eye on for the Spartans offense is Daniel Carrion. The senior quarterback has thrown for 1,367 yards and 18 touchdowns. Carrion and his receiving core can strike at the blink of the eye and have any defense feeling vulnerable.
On the other sideline a player to watch for Williams will be wide receiver Aldo Ambriz. The junior wide out has caught six touchdowns this year including a 76 yard reception. If Ambriz can be a factor tonight it could give the Winters secondary some troubles.
Kickoff tonight in Winters is set for 7 p.m. No. 5 Mt. Shasta at
No. 4 Colusa
Colusa has had it’s fair share of ups and downs this season as they trot into the playoffs with a 7-3 record in the regular season. Tonight they will face Mt. Shasta, a team that has a lot in common with the Redhawks.
On defense both teams have been dominant as Colusa has allowed 136 points compared to Mt. Shasta’s 135. Another category where the two teams are similar would be their records in respect to tonight’s contest.
The Bears have a 3-2 away record meanwhile the Redhawks have a 3-2 home record. With similar records in respect to tonight’s parameters we could be in for a game that comes down to the wire.
One player to keep an eye on for the Redhawks would be quarterback, Conner Saso. This season Saso has thrown for five touchdowns and 636 yards. If he can get his arm going tonight he will give his team a good shot at a victory.
Looking to shut down Saso will be Mt. Shasta’s defense that has recorded four games in which they’ve allowed seven points or less.
Kickoff in Colusa is set for 6 p.m. tonight. No. 8 Hamilton at
No. 1 Durham
One could argue that besides East Nicolaus, no one in the Northern section has been more dominant than Durham this season.
After losing their first game of the season to Bradshaw Christian, the Trojans reeled off nine straight victories, including blowout against Hamilton on Sept. 14.
While it has been almost two months since the two teams played I wouldn’t expect tonight’s game to go much differently.
Durham’s offense has proven to be too much for many teams to handle. The Trojans have seen an amazing effort from Jacob Christensen this season, as he’s rushed for 576 yards and six touchdowns.
If the Durham offense shows up and plays the way they have been all season it will be a long night for Hamilton.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Durham. No. 6 Maxwell at
No. 3 Chester
The Panthers snuck into the playoff this season with a .500 record of 5-5. Meanwhile, Chester has had a season of high praise as they board a 7-3 record overall with a 5-3 record in league play.
For Maxwell, it’s been all about Trent Hendrix, their junior quarterback. Hendrix has thrown for 1,126 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. HIS receiving core has helped him out along the way as he’s averaged 136.2 yards a game.
As for the home team, Chester has seen outstanding performances from multiple young men including running back Michael Bereznak. The junior back has rushed for 260 yards and four touchdowns this season making him a true threat.
Look for a tough fight to the finish tonight between the Panthers and the Volcanoes. The winner of tonight’s game will move on to face Biggs in the second round.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight in Chester.
The only senior on the team, Bailey Rockholt finished 23rd overall and 10th in the division with a time of 17:47. The rest of the varsity boy’s times and finishes were as follows: sophomore Xavier Pitula was 28th with a time of 18:19, Raymond Baldez 36th overall, Braedyn Hick 53rd overall, Cameron Anderson 80th overall and David Tappe was 83rd overall.
The Huskies will now begin preparing for the CIF State Championships which will be held Saturday Nov. 24 at Woodward Park in Fresno.
The division four girl’s race will begin at 11 a.m. meanwhile the division four boy’s race will start at 12:30 p.m.
Award ceremonies will be the following each race and held on site at the park. COLLEGE Men’s Basketball
The 49ers men’s basketball team got back into action on Thursday night as they hosted Folsom Lake College. Yuba was able to pull away with an 80-66 victory.
Leading the way for the 49ers was Brandon Recek who tallied 23 points on the evening. Helping out Recek was Charnpreet Bansal who had 13 points and nine rebounds. Cornell Greenwood also had 10 points in the game.
With Thursday night’s win, Yuba improves it’s record to 3-1 overall.
Yuba is now averaging 72.5 points a game to go along with their average of 25 rebounds per game this season.
The 49ers will now prepare to face off against San Joaquin Delta this Tuesday in Stockton.