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Wow, is Bellamin back?
One of the most famous high school football programs in the Bay Area has fallen into a trough in recent seasons and has gradually faded out of the spotlight. As a commenter on Twitter pointed out on Saturday, our headline on Friday night— Bellarmine stuns Menlo-Atherton ——This was unthinkable five years ago.
Five years ago, Bellarmine ushered in an epic 2015 season. The Bell team ended Folsom’s long-term home win streak and won the Northern California championship. This season’s performance was particularly outstanding. In the Northern California rankings that season, only De La Salle scored higher than Bellarmine.
Since then, the Bell team has had a winning season, winning 7-5 in 2016.
coach Jaral Beechman, Who replaced the legend Mike Janda In March 2020, its mission is to bring Bellarmine back into the mainstream. His team led 2-3 in the short spring season, and Friday kicked off his first fall season with the most eye-opening result of the weekend. Bells and their new passing offense were 56-41. Defeated Menlo Atherton, ranked fifth.
When we contacted Beauchman on Saturday, he admitted that he didn’t sleep much.The San Jose City College game started around 8 p.m.-delayed by an hour due to poor air quality-and didn’t end until 11 p.m.
After that result, who can fall asleep?
“Adrenaline is soaring,” Bellaming’s 2006 graduate Beechman said. “I still think it has not been resolved or sunk. Of course, we have always thought we have a chance to win. But when we face a tough opponent like MA… you look good to yourself, but you never know until you Play against other people. I’m very happy to feel at ease with some of our feelings. We are a very tough football team. It’s really interesting.
“They gave us fit. It’s difficult to make plans for talented people. Let people go to D1 school, provide admission letters to Pac-12 schools, and they show why they got these scholarships. We told the boys,’They It’s time to perform. There’s no doubt about it. But that’s how we responded.’”
The Bell’s Response: Juvenile Ben Pfaff There were four touchdowns in the second half, including a 71-yard touchdown that broke a 35-35 tie in the fourth quarter and ended with 185 yards in 15 attacks. Wade Smith Has two rushing touchdowns and a 71-yard TD pass Chris Jeb Start Bells’ scoring.
Bellarmine had a goodbye for the second week, and then headed to San Leandro on September 10.
Speaking of San Leandro…
Long-term coach of San Leandro Brad BowersHe is an alumnus of Bellarmine, and he said that his team took a bus home from Santa Rosa on Friday night, which might be what you would expect: very interesting.
“This is a very lively trip back home,” he said on Saturday.
The Pirates took full advantage of their two-hour bus ride north, defeating Cardinal Newman 20-17 and undermined Richard Sanchez Debut as a coach of Santa Rosa Forces.
Jonathan Martin A decisive touchdown was made, which was his second score of the night.Quarterback Demetrius Friney Also scored TD for San Leandro.
“I always try to play a really good team, arrange the team and see where we are,” Bowles said. “It tells us what type of team we have and challenges the kids. I think we have the ability to play with many teams at this level. I hope the kids understand that we have confidence in them.
“Sometimes, it’s a place to be cautious. You don’t want to undermine their confidence. But you don’t want to make things too easy. This is one of the things we’ve been talking about. If you want to perform well, you want to meet For some good teams.”
San Leandro visits Liberty on Friday, and then receives Bellarmine in week 3.
No sleep’til Soquel
Almost a victim of wildfire smoke, coach Mark Claire’s quick maneuvers ensured that the Wildcats could play during the opening weekend-and it paid off. At around 11pm on Friday night, he called Monterey Trail coach TJ Ewing, and he even sounded the alarm 5 minutes before saying that they were also looking for an opponent.
At 3 pm on Saturday, the two teams started playing at Soquel High School near Santa Cruz. They barely slept – or looked for reports to learn. Krail and his coaching staff ordered pizza and stayed up until 2 am to watch a movie, and then re-assembled the players for a quick learning meeting at about 11 am the next morning, and then kicked off the ball, about 12 hours after the start of the game.
“Friday is a very difficult day for everyone,” Krell said. “It’s very wild. …we don’t mind doing this. We are very happy to have a fresh air venue to play games. I think our sports director didn’t sleep on Friday night.”
Los Gatos broke a new combination in quarterback and running back, but it was easy to beat a top team in the Sacramento area on the Monterey Trail (Elk Grove). Those newcomers in the backcourt? Not half the difference. Jack Boyd is the first junior in Logatos to start QB in ten years. He made 3 TD passes and didn’t turn the ball over in his debut; Junior Emiliano Mejia only needed 12 times. The pass can reach 128 yards.
Even better is the performance of the Wildcats when they turned to offense against the Monterey Trail shooting guard, generating 360 yards per game last spring.Los Gatos was forced to make four turnovers, senior Queen Merritt It was also intercepted while limiting the Monterey Trail to 193 yards on the ground.
“We kind of texted, trying to get any information we could get,” Krell said. “Everyone will say,’Oh, damn, you have eight hours to prepare for that offense?’ … We played well on defense.”
Neither team has made it easier: Los Gatos heads to the No. 14 Liberty team and waits for the smoke situation; De La Salle will host the Monterey Trail, a game that lost a bit of momentum after the Mustangs’ two disastrous defeats.
Live up to expectations
No team has made a greater leap than California and Benicia in the top 25 of the Bay Area News Group in the preseason, even though they were not ranked last spring, they were the first time among the top 16 teams. Debut.
California only needed 169 yards to convincingly put away No. 15 James Logan from its prolific passing offense 49-7. Hearing quarterback Teddy Booras say they keep passing and attacking “vanilla”, opponents may be scared. The goal is to open the script for coach Dan Carcanio’s second season.
Benician coach Craig Holden said his team is “timekeeping” as they lead Pinole Valley 55-0 at the end of halftime on Friday night. “Appear quickly and maintain this momentum,” Holden said. “A good opening night, just keep working and get better every week.”
The unbalanced scoring means that QB Tyson Wallace has a limited number of representatives, but since he scored 3 touchdowns in his seven pass attempts, Holden said the Panthers’ passing game left him with Deeply impressed, the game has a pair of I-level university prospects in the receiving team.
“I think in the melee and the first game, the passing game looked very good,” Holden said. “Because of last night’s scoring, we didn’t make too many passes after the first quarter, but Tyson’s pass was very good, and our receiver can pass the ball into the air.”
Work to be done
Half Moon Bay is defeated
After losing to Salinas at home, the most important thing Half Moon Bay can do on the 24th is to recover.
Two starters have been injured. The Cougars have lost six more games during the loss. The coach Keith Holden Said. They are not just bumps and bruises: “A pair of ankles, one foot, a broken collarbone, another shoulder injury and back,” Holden said.
The Cougars also took a hit on the scoreboard. In addition to staying healthy, Holden said they need to get more impetus on the melee line.
“I’m not surprised,” Holden said of the 42-22 final. “I know they are strong in the front court and athletic on the offensive end. I know they will score goals. If we do not perform well, we will have a hard time scoring goals.”
Mitty looking for a rebound
Danny Sullivan Have been in contact with football long enough, knowing that the season is not a game. When we contacted Archbishop Mitty on Saturday, the day after his team’s 47-0 loss to Parma in Salinas, Sullivan provided the wisdom he undoubtedly shared with the players. Words.
Mitty will have a chance to make up for Saturday’s home defeat to Mountain View. This is not easy. Mountain View defeated King’s College 31-0 on Friday to start the season.
Sullivan is a former Los Gatos High School and Arizona State University quarterback. He said he believes his players can turn the tide, and the daily work ethic of “Our Foundation” will be the difference between success and failure.
Sullivan wrote in an article: “It is too difficult to win a football game. Everyone must do their part to win.” “People on the field must contribute 1/11 of our responsibility to our success. We I believe we can definitely do this. A bad week does not define a season, a career or a legacy.”
Pittsburgh, Folsom, Friday, 7pm: Folsom is scheduled to play a second game on Monday. Pete will play the first game on Friday.
Los Gatos at Liberty, Friday, 7 pm: Los Gatos defeated Monterey Trail on Saturday in a game scheduled the night before. Free no play.
At 7pm on Friday night, Bishop Odow of San Ramon Valley: After bad air quality destroyed their game on Friday, the two teams’ season opener.
Hayward at Monte Vista, 7pm on Friday night: CJ Anderson’s debut as coach of Monte Vista was delayed by a week due to smoke.
Liberty San Leandro at 7pm on Friday: Both teams won the season opener, San Leandro defeated Cardinal Newman and Liberty defeated Hayward.
San Jose, Lincoln San Jose, Friday, 7 pm: The Big Bone game shifts from Thanksgiving to Labor Day weekend.