Friday, March 6, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Prep football capsules: Week 9

By
From page B9 | November 01, 2013 |

Armijo (1-7) vs. Napa (4-4)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Memorial Stadium, Napa

Series: Napa leads 32-5-1

Last meeting: 2012, Napa won 29-7

Last week: Armjio lost to Vintage, 44-6; Napa lost to Vacaville, 63-45

Of note: Armijo’s Indians make the trek to Napa’s Memorial Stadium for a second straight week. Things didn’t go well last week against Vintage and haven’t for awhile for at Memorial for Armijo, which has lost 15 straight there since sweeping Napa and Vintage in 1999. . . . Armijo’s lone TD last week was a 4-yard pass from Maurice Johnson to Corey Stewart after the two had hooked up on a 45-yard bomb. . . . Napa is coming of a shootout with Vacaville in which the Indians amassed 313 yards rushing and 519 total, according to Maxpreps.com, but gave up 461 rushing and 677 total to the Bulldogs. RBs Luke Kampton and Derek Poteet ran for 139 and 120 yards, respectively, for Napa last week, combining for 5 TDs. . . . Armijo will be looking to snap its string of 31 straight MEL losses.

If you go: Take Highway 12 west into Napa, where it merges with Highway 29. Follow Highway 29 north to Lincoln Avenue. Turn right on Lincoln and take an immediate left on California Boulevard. Turn right on Myrtle Avenue, which will take you into the Memorial Stadium parking lot.

Prediction: Napa 48, Armijo 7

Fairfield (2-6) vs. Vallejo (1-7)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Corbus Field, Vallejo High

Series: Tied 18-18

Last meeting: 2012, Vallejo won 47-6

Last week: Fairfield lost to American Canyon, 42-14; Vallejo lost to Vanden, 51-10

Of note: It’s likely the Falcons and Apaches will be playing for fifth place in the SCAC. Fairfield has lost eight straight SCAC games and 11 in a row dating back to 2005, during its first stay in the conference. The school record for consecutive league losses in 12, seven in the Delta League in 1975 and five in the MEL in 1976. . . . The Falcons’ 14 points last week were their highest point total in three weeks and third-highest on the season. QB Michael Arredondo threw a season-high 18 passes, completing nine, while Fairfield ran for 156 yards, its second-highest total of the season, and had their first two rushing TDs since week 2. . . . The Apaches were held to 13 yards rushing and 94 yards total by Vanden last week. Forty of the yards came from QB Authur Hayes on Vallejo’s only scoring drive in the fourth quarter.

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: Vallejo 34, Fairfield 20

Rodriguez (1-7) vs. Vacaville (5-3)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Hopkins Stadium, Rodriguez High

Series: Vacaville leads 5-0

Last meeting: 2012, Vacaville won 70-31

Last week: Rodriguez lost to Wood, 48-6; Vacaville defeated Napa, 63-45

Of note: The Mustangs need a win tonight to avoid finishing with their lowest win total since going 1-9 in 2004. That’s a tall order against Vacaville, which has 24 straight MEL wins and rolled up 677 total yards last week, its second-highest total ever. RB David Mewborn piled up 267 yards and five TDs on just 13 carries, the most yards by a Vacaville back since Melvin Mason ran for 350 yards against Roseville in the 2011 SJS playoffs, according to Maxpreps.com. Meanwhile, QB Chad Hekking completed 7 of 11 passes for 216 yards, the seventh-best passing yards total in school history, and two TDs. . . . Rodriguez QB Miles Saunder’s 79-yard pass to Aaron Short for a first-quarter TD last week was the fourth-longest pass play in school history, giving the 2013 team two of the four longest by the Mustangs. Short has four scoring plays of 77 yards or better this season, two on kickoff returns, one a run, the last on a pass play. . . . Rodriguez was held to just one yard rushing last week, the fourth time it’s been limited to 15 or fewer yards on the ground this season. . . . The Mustangs haven’t scored in the fourth quarter since their season opener at Deer Valley.

Prediction: Vacaville 49, Rodriguez 7

Vanden (5-3) vs. Benicia (7-1)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Gammon Field, Vanden High

Series: Vanden leads 21-4

Last meeting: 2012, Benicia won 20-6

Last week: Vanden defeated Vallejo, 51-10; Benicia defeated Bethel, 21-19

Of note: Look for footballs to fill the air as passing is what both teams do best. Vanden QB Jadon Brisendine has thrown for 1,847 yards and 30 TDs, while Benicia counterpart Jared Hanson-Regaldo has aired it out for 1,639 yards and 17 TDs, according to Maxpreps.com. Their favorite targets also have stratospheric – and similar – numbers. Vanden WR Dion Williams has 56 catches for 775 yards and 17 TDs, while Benicia’s James Hyde Jr. has 50 catches for 768 yards and 11 TDs. Both QBs have had passes caught by 10 different receivers, but Hyde is the only Panther with more than 20 receptions, Vanden has four, including Williams, Javin White (32), Tony Terry (22) and Isaiah Hamilton (20). . . . Benicia, which has won the last two meetings, has the edge in the running game with 1,327 yards rushing to Vanden’s 921.

Prediction: Vanden 38, Benicia 35

Wood (7-1) vs. Vintage (4-4)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Zunino Stadium, Vacaville High

Series: Vintage leads 14-9

Last meeting: 2012, Wood won 41-22

Last week: Wood defeated Rodriguez, 48-6; Vintage defeated Armijo, 44-6

Of note: The Wildcats have won a school-record seven straight games and must win again tonight to have a shot at the outright MEL title when they play Vacaville on Nov. 8. Their seven wins are the most since they went 7-3 in 1997, the year some of their current players were born, and tied for the third-highest victory total in school history. In its 48-6 win over Rodriguez last week, Wood enjoyed its highest point total and biggest margin of victory of the season. Its 524 total yards were also a season high, according to Maxpreps.com, as it again displayed a balanced offense. QB Tyler Bailey completed 15 of 23 passes for 223 yards, his third straight 200-yard game, and two touchdowns, while the Wildcats rushed for 301 yards, 102 by Damon Lewis, who turned in his fifth 100-yard game of the season. WR Desmond McIver hauled in seven passes for 135 yards after coming into the game with nine catches for 82 yards on the season. . . . Wood’s won three of the last four meetings after Vintage had won eight straight. . . . Vintage chewed up Armijo on the ground last week, rushing for 370 yards, 139 by RB Joe Carvagnaro on just nine carries.

Prediction: Wood 35, Vintage 20

Vacaville Christian (4-3) vs. Highlands (2-6)

When: Today, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Vacaville Christian

Series: Highlands leads 3-0

Last meeting: 2012, Highlands won 43-6

Last week: Vacaville Christian defeated San Juan, 41-14; Highlands lost to Bradshaw Christian, 63-6

Of note: The Falcons climbed back into SJS playoff contention with last week’s win. QB Devin Villarreal led the way by completing 14 of 28 passes for 223 yards and four TDs, according to Maxpreps.com. RB Brody Lambert rolled for 139 yards and one TD on 12 carries and also caught four passes for 110 yards and two more scores. . . . Highlands, which was second in the SDL each of the last three seasons, has gotten mauled repeatedly in 2013, giving up 60 or more points three times, 50 or more five times and 40 or more six times.

Prediction: Vacaville Christian 32, Highlands 12

Last week’s prediction record: 6-1; Season record: 47-10

Solano County Rankings

1, Wood (7-1). 2, Vacaville (5-3). 3, Benicia (7-1). 4, Vanden (5-3). 5, Bethel (4-4). 6, St. Patrick’s (5-4). 7, Vallejo (1-7). 8, Armijo (1-7). 9, Fairfield (2-6). 10, Rodriguez (1-7). 11, Rio Vista (7-2). 12, Dixon (4-4). 13, Vacaville Christian (4-3).

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

Solano News

Bay Area Stage readies ‘Mockingbird’ production

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
1 hurt as rash of Fairfield shootings continue

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A1

Random thoughts on getting older by Annabelle . . . and Susan

By Susan Winlow | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Work progresses on freeway interchange project

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Solano College grad becomes Marvel superhero

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Caltrans announces planned I-80 closures

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A1

French guitarist brings world music to The Palms

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Let’s take a 2nd look at 1st cars

By Tony Wade | From Page: A2

 
Bike to School Day poster contest begins

By Kevin W. Green | From Page: A3

 
Youth talent, scholarship awards dinner set

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4

Free 8-week Journey Through Grief class set

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A4

 
Audubon Society to hold talk on blackbird decline

By Ian Thompson | From Page: A4

 
Fairfield police log: March 4, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

Suisun City police log: March 4, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
.

US / World

SF hospital performs rare chain kidney swap

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
El niño might not be enough to help Ca drought

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

Covered California down overall but up among youth, minorities

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1

 
App developers take a swing at playgrounds

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Supreme Court allows for compassionate release

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Off-duty officer accidentally shoots relative

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Student protests block access to campus

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
GOP legislator enters race for Boxer’s seat

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Japanese tsunami debris washing ashore

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Device in ‘Superbug’ outbreak not approved by FDA

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

States on edge about the future of health insurance markets

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Freight train carrying crude oil derails in Illinois

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Air Force veteran who saved orphans in Korean War dies at 97

By The Associated Press | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Homeowners group denies playhouse for cancer-stricken girl

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, slams into fence near bay

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7 | Gallery

Father tells jury about boy’s death at Boston Marathon

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

Attack on US envoy part of S.Korea’s violent protest history

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Death toll in east Ukraine mine blast reaches 33

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
Iraq says Islamic State militants ‘bulldozed’ ancient site

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Companies form coalition to conserve during drought

By The Associated Press | From Page: A12

 
.

Living

Today in History: March 6, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: March 6, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscopes: March 6, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A9

 
Should I tell my coworker that her romantic emails are being read at work?

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A9

.

Entertainment

Week in preview March 6-12, 2015

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B1

 
Shania Twain to launch final tour in June

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Elizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 short story prize

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Dying wish comes true: Dutch woman with ALS sees Rembrandts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Announcer Craig Sager returns from leukemia to NBA sideline

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Comedy Central’s ‘Too Many Stars’ means plenty of laughs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Jaime Camil shines as telenovela star on ‘Jane the Virgin’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Review: ‘Unfinished Business’ should never have started

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

Review: ‘Second Best’ Marigold Hotel lives up to its title

By The Associated Press | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Entertainment calendar: March 6, 2015

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: B4

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic | From Page: B6

.

Sports

 
Maddon makes debut with Cubs in spring tie with A’s

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants’ 8-6 win over Cubs

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
 
Jones-Drew retires, Woodley released by Raiders

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

Veteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B7

 
Holmes opens 4-shot PGA lead at Blue Monster

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Local Report: Labit pitches SCC to win over Folsom Lake

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B8

 
Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

As NFLPA election looms, Smith hopes to keep ‘boring job’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
Ashley, McConnell lead No. 5 Arizona to 99-60 rout of Cal

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

This date in sports history for March 6, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: B9

 
.

Business

Toyota rolls out first mass-market cars to run on hydrogen fuel cells

By The Washington Post | From Page: C1 | Gallery

 
Largest US banks all pass latest round of Fed ‘stress tests’

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11 | Gallery

 
Google providing car insurance quotes in latest expansion

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money?

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

A robust US job market is expected to keep delivering

By The Associated Press | From Page: B11

 
.

Obituaries

Michele Jarvis

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
Robert Charles Thierry

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A4

Thelma A. Roche

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A9