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Prep football capsules: Week 9

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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.
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