Rodriguez (1-3) vs. Bethel (2-2)
When: Thursday, 6 p.m.
Where: Corbus Field, Vallejo High
Series: Bethel leads 6-5
Last meeting: 2011, Bethel won 34-14
Last week: Rodriguez defeated Oakland, 42-28; Bethel defeated Vintage, 21-17
Of note: Berwyn Hutcherson got his first win as Mustangs coach as his team rolled up more points (42) and rushing yards (219) than it had in its first three games combined (36 and 214). They’ve increased their total offense each week, amassing 278 yards last week. Rodriguez’s defense has also improved each week, allowing a season-low 153 yards to Oakland. . . .An area of concern for the Mustangs is passing. They were 4 for 18 through the air last week, including 2 for 12 after building a 42-7 lead in the fourth quarter with Oakland likely expecting the run. . . . Bethel’s two losses were to Interkum (48-14) and Concord (36-33).
If you go: Take Interstate 80 west to Vallejo. Take the Tennessee Street/Mare Island exit and go west. Turn right on Amador Street and go to Nebraska Street and turn left. Vallejo High is at 840 Nebraska Street.
Prediction: Bethel 34, Rodriguez 20