Elliot at Brookside
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Lincoln HS
Records: Elliot (2-3); Brookside Chr. (2-3).
Last week: Elliot defeated Woodland Christian, 32-20; Brookside Chr. defeated Summerville 42-35.
Last meeting: Brookside
defeated Elliot 48-6 last year.
Preview: League play kicks off with a nice rivalry tilt for the Eagles, who come in confident after their first victory in a full game last week.
Elliot traveled and knocked off previously undefeated Woodland Christian last Friday, rallying from a halftime deficit to take control after the break. The team’s defense rose up for force a fumble and an interception, while the Eagles racked up over 400 yards of offense against a bigger Cardinals squad.
The league rival Knights, last year’s section champs in Division VI, have a new coach in Sam Sears but still love to throw the ball.
Noteworthy: Senior quarterback Austin Caldron leads Brookside’s attack with 1,305 passing yards and 14 TDs against 10 picks. ... Edrico Oliver, Jr. is the top receiver with 338 yards and seven scores. ... Holden Butler, Mason Ward and Kade Piazza were the offensive standouts for Elliot last week, while Gino Spadafore, David Spurgeon and Nelson Hansen excelled defensively. ... Brookside was the only league team last season to score more than 19 points against the Eagles.
Cosumnes Oaks at Galt
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: Galt High School.
Records: Galt (1-4, 1-0); Cosumnes Oaks
Last week: Galt had a bye week; Cosumnes Oaks
defeated Union Mine 45-6.
Last meeting: Cosumnes Oaks defeated Galt 55-17 last season.
Preview: The good news? Galt is fresh off a bye week and stays at home.
The bad news?
They get last year’s Sierra Valley Conference top two right away: first, the the Wolfpack (a 9-3 SVC runner-up and playoff game winner in 2012), followed by defending league champ Vista del Lago next week.
And though the Warriors are rested, they’re also reeling, having been shut out for two straight games — losing by a combined score of 124-0 against Tokay and Liberty Ranch. Competing consistently as underdogs and staying healthy is the goal.
Noteworthy: The Wolfpack have size and speed on both sides of the ball, led by a pair of Division I recruits in wide receiver Alex Van Dyke Jr. and lineman Kameron Schroeder. ... Vince Pamplona leads the Warriors’ offense with 346 passing yards and 105 on the ground, while Dylan Welcher (282) is the top rusher. ... Andrew Bulahan leads Galt in tackles (30) and interceptions.