- Week zero at a glance
Galt at Delhi
When: Today, 7:15 p.m.
Last season: Galt (0-10); Delhi (4-6).
Preview: The Warriors were winless the past two seasons and were severely undermanned last year with a thinned-out roster that dipped into the teens on many weeks. Opening against small-school opponent Delhi will give the Warriors an opportunity to put their 20-game losing streak in the past. However, Galt second-year coach J.J. Woodward said the Warriors have a lot of respect for the Hawks, who won four games last year. “They’re not anything to look down at. They have some firepower over there,” Woodward said.
Quoteworthy: “When you have an 0-20 stretch, you want to put that behind as soon as possible. A win would be huge, but it’s also just the first game of the season. We’re not worried about what happened in the past. This is a new group. The kids are excited and ready to play.” — J.J. Woodward
Noteworthy: The Warriors will host Kennedy in their home opener next Friday at 7:15 p.m. ... Vincent Pamplona takes over at QB for Galt. He threw for 362 yards in a back-up role last year.
Liberty Ranch at Amador
When: Today, 7:30 p.m.
Last season: Liberty Ranch (5-5); Amador (7-4).
Preview: Liberty Ranch is coming off a .500 season that saw the Hawks struggle against quality opponents, as all of their wins came against teams that had three or less victories. Going on the road and beating an Amador squad that made the playoffs last season would be a great start to the 2013 campaign. It would also give new head coach Darin Higgins a victory in his Liberty Ranch debut.
Noteworthy: Rance Gale takes over at QB for the Hawks and will spearhead an option attack that features a stable of dangerous running backs, most notably senior Trevon Windley (621 yards, 10 TDs last season). ... Liberty Ranch goes on the road again next week (at Lathrop) before hosting Yuba City in its home opener on Sept. 13. ... The Buffaloes like to spread the ball round, with five players having rushed for 200 or more yards last season.
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00 am
If the Tokay Tigers varsity football team wants to extend its streak of beating the Bear Creek Bruins in the season opener for a fifth consecutive year, the Tigers may have to make do with a less-than-healthy squad for today's 7:15 p.m. non-league tussle on the road at Podesto Field in Stockton.
According to Tokay head coach Louis Franklin, his banged-up club had numerous players and even coaches out sick or injured all week. The absences have made it hard to maintain continuity in practices, he said.
Friday, August 30, 2013 12:00 am.