- Week 3 at a glance
LODI AT STAGG
When: Today, 7:15 p.m.
Where: Stagg High School.
Records: Lodi (1-1); Stagg (2-1).
Last week: Lodi lost to McNair 43-42 in
overtime; Stagg defeated Franklin 19-17.
Last meeting: Stagg beat the Flames 27-25 at
the Grape Bowl last season.
Key matchups: Lodi’s running game vs. Stagg’s
defense. The Flames will look to Josh Mastro and Joey Sperling to
keep putting up yards and eat up the clock. Lodi’s defense on
third-and-long situations against Stagg’s pass-heavy offense.
Notes: Stagg quarterback Francisco Ortigoza is
averaging 231 passing yards per game this season and had tossed
nine touchdown passes and four interceptions. Linebacker Phillip
Laufiso is leading the Delta Kings on defense, averaging over 20
tackles each game. Mastro is averaging almost 135 yards per game
and over 7 yards per carry. Quarterback/linebacker Joey Armstrong
leads the team in tackling with an average of 10.5 this season and
has also completed 10-of-23 passes for 214 yards and three
touchdowns in two games this season.
MIRA LOMA AT LIBERTY RANCH
When: Today, 7:15 p.m.
Where: Galt High School.
Records: Liberty Ranch (0-3); Mira Loma
Last week: Liberty Ranch fell to Natomas 48-21;
Mira Loma beat Highlands 26-20.
Key matchups: Liberty Ranch’s ability to score
in the red zone against the Matadors’ defense. The Hawks will also
be looking to win the turnover battle.
Notes: Matador quarterback Artem Marchuck has
completed 15-of-27 passes this season for 333 yards (166.5 per
game) for four TDs with three interceptions. Davontae Robinson
leads Mira Loma’s running game, averaging 9.6 yards per carry and
154 yards per game. Liberty Ranch running back John Wiernicki has
rushed for 489 yards this season and three touchdowns. He is
averaging 8.6 yards per carry and 163 per game. The Hawks offense
is averaging over 425 yards per game.
ELLIOT CHRISTIAN AT ENCINA PREP
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Where: Encina Prep.
Records: Elliot (0-2); Encina Prep (0-2)
Last week: Elliot lost to Turlock Christian
18-14; Encina Prep fell to California School for the Deaf
Key matchups: Elliot’s defense will look to
contain the speedy Bulldogs instead of trying to match their
quickness. The Eagles’ red zone offense against the Bulldog
defense. The Eagles need to score more to give themselves a chance
Notes: The Bulldogs are led by Jakari Wright,
who is averaging 110 yards per game. Encina Prep has lost nine
games in a row dating back to last season. Elliot quarterback John
Johnson completed 15 passes last week for 187 yards and two
touchdowns. The Eagles struggled in the red zone against Turlock
Christian, failing to score on three red zone trips.
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 12:00 am
Updated: 6:30 am, Fri Sep 17, 2010.
After suffering a heartbreaking overtime loss to McNair last
week, the Lodi High football team is hoping to learn from the game
and get back on the winning track when the Flames travel to Stagg
for a non-league showdown tonight.
The Flames (1-1) jumped out to a 27-14 lead at halftime, but
couldn't contain the Eagles, especially their passing game led by
quarterback Marcos Gonzales, in the second half.
Friday, September 17, 2010 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:30 am.