Vista Jr. Eagles football vs. Yuba City Jr. Honkers
Yuba City 36, Vista 18
It was tough sledding for the Vista Jr. Peewee Eagles this past Saturday at Yuba City. The Honkers rushing attack proved too much for the Eagles’ defense with big runs leading the day. Yuba City also was solid up front, thwarting the Eagles’ rushing attack at virtually every turn. Jack Granrud turned in a yeoman's effort with a target on his back, breaking multiple tackles each time he touched the football. Ultimately, Granrud turned in a three-touchdown rushing effort, but that was far from enough to stand up to the Yuba City Honkers with the final score of 36-18.
Vista 27, Yuba City 0
The Eagles snapped back this week in an impressive performance against the Yuba City Honkers. The Eagles showed their abilities in moving up the field quickly with great catches by Will Anderson and Matt Werpy. Brandon Nazworth had a beautiful kick off that was fumbled, and he was able to recover the ball. Logan Murray took a Nazworth-caused fumble for a huge run. Jack Cromwell had several good runs including a five-yard run around the outside for a first down. Jasen Womack had three beautiful touchdown runs, and Will Anderson intercepted a pass for an impressive 35-yard pick-six. Quarterback Nico Biagetti had a solid game, including a couple of 15-yard passes. The Eagle defense was impressive and had nearly 10 tackles or sacks for losses. Linebacker Aschlei Andrade was dominant and was able to stop a breakaway run that he tracked down from across the field. The Eagles finished their road trip 5-1 and now prepare to return home to face Del Campo next week.
Vista 44, Yuba City 6
The Eagles continued their balanced attack Saturday visiting the Jr. Honkers from Yuba City. The defense produced four turnovers and the offense scored six touchdowns by six different players before halftime. QB Lyam Edwards and the Eagle air attack went deep downfield several times with long passes connecting with Mikey Granrud, Jacob Florance, Camden King, and Jackson Werpy. Nick Alkire, Carter Shultz, Mason Starkey, Drew Ewey, and Thomas Keegan all provided tremendous pass protection. Leading the defense and holding the Jr. Honkers Wing-T offense to less than 100 yards was outstanding tackling and gap control by Krew Santero, Logan Goldsmith, Gavin Green, and Max Vota. The win moves the Jr. Eagles to 6-0 on the season and sets up next week’s regular season championship game versus the 6-0 Jr. Cougars from Del Campo.
Vista 38, Yuba City 36
The Vista Midgets were truly tested until the final whistle vs. the home team Yuba City Honkers, but ultimately came away with the hard-fought victory. It was a back-and-forth battle with each defense struggling to stop the opposing offense. The Vista offense was led by amazing play from David Clark III, who finished the game with four touchdowns on the day (three rushing, one passing). Clark’s main targets were Darrion Williams and Nolan Goodwin, but Clark did the majority of his work running the ball. Williams had one TD reception, but his most important play of the day came on a 4th and 20 in the fourth quarter, when Clark hit him on a fade route for the much needed first down. Jackson Foster picked up his first TD of the season for the Eagles. The Eagles defense was led by the tough linebacker play of Kole Simon, and received solid performances from Darrion Williams, Brant Huntley, Kai and Jadon Wallen and David Clark III. Bryce Pando, was successful on four-of-five PATs attempts, which ultimately proved to be the difference. The 6-0 Midgets have their final home game of the season vs. Del Campo at 4 p.m. Saturday at Livermore Field.