RIO VISTA — The Rio Vista High football team started its season with a bang, routing Delta 72-0, Friday night.
Chace Marlowe led the Rams (1-0) in rushing with five carries for 74 yards and a touchdown, while Brian Peters had five carries for 53 yards and two touchdowns.
Freshman quarterback Ryan Mackey was 3 for 4 for 55 yards with two scoring passes for Rio Vista.
But coach Cliff Malta was more pleased with his defense.
“The defense was outstanding,” he said. (Delta) only had two first downs. We shut them down. Linebackers Tyler Gomes and Jose Torres led the team in tackles and did a great job.”
The Rams are back in action next Friday night at home against East Nicolaus.
Wood JV 42, American Canyon 0: At American Canyon, the Wildcats opened their season strong with a shutout of the Wolves.
Germain Lewis ran for two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion for Wood, while Jared Kay and Shiloh Bean also rushed for TDs.
Devin Hamilton caught a 30-yard scoring pass from Marcus Howard, with Jordan Boyd returning an interception for yet another TD.
Rafael Gallegos, Boyd, Tanner Nelson and Matthew Freeman were singled out for their strong play on defense.
“Defensively we did very well,” Wildcats coach Nick Voight said. “I don’t think they crossed the 50 (yard line) until the fourth quarter. They only had a couple first downs.”
VCS hangs tough in loss to Vacaville
VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Christian High volleyball team put up a good fight, but eventually fell to Vacaville 25-12, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20 at Vaca High, Friday.
Cassi Diaz led the Falcons (0-1) with nine kills, and added three blocks, while Hailey Kenyon had 12 blocks and two kills.
Alicia Borges helped VCS with 10 assists, seven kills and four blocks, with Lauren Gottschall had seven kills and two blocks.
The Falcons play against Tuesday at Bethel.
Prep boys water polo
Falcons split two at tournament
NAPA — The Fairfield High boys water polo team opened its season by splitting two games in the Napa-Vintage tournament at Napa Valley College.
The Falcons fell to Napa 7-4, with Adam Cleary, Michael Dwyer, Anthony Canavesio and Trevor Conyet each scoring goals. Cody Meyers made 10 saves in goal.
Fairfield then picked up a 7-1 win over Sonoma as Canavesio, Anthony Uscanga and Conyers each scored twice and Dwyer once. Meyer came through with five saves in goal and added three assists.
The Falcons play three games in the tournament Saturday, the first against Ukiah at 10 a.m.