West opens TCAL with 28-10 loss to McNair
by Bob Brownne
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Wolf Pack loses to the Eagles
West High’s DJ Villasenor (right) stiff arms the McNair tackler as he grinds out some yardage during their game Friday, Oct. 5 at Steve Lopez Stadium.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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The Wolf Pack football team (0-6, 0-1 Tri-City Athletic League) struggled on offense on Friday, Oct. 5, in a 28-10 loss to visiting McNair (5-1, 1-0 TCAL) on Friday at Steve Lopez Stadium.

The West defense came through at the start of the game by forcing a turnover on McNair’s first possession. Senior safety Gabe Miller picked up the fumble on the Eagle 35-yard line to set up a quick drive. Senior fullback D.J. Villasenor ran it in from the 8-yard line for the touchdown and Jackson Nott made the kick.

West’s lead was short-lived at the Eagles scored on the next drive on Jonathan Stark’s 2-yard run. McNair scored again in the first quarter when quarterback Cedric Phillips passed to Anferny Easter for a 16-yard touchdown. The Eagles scored in the second quarter on Carl Coleman’s 46-yard run and Phillips completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Coleman to make it a 28-7 game at the half.

Miller said afterward that the Wolf Pack did some things right but couldn’t maintain any momentum.

“At first we were executing good,” he said. “After that we just lost focus and couldn’t get it back.”

West was effective on defense in the second half, and the West offense also maintained possession on a couple long drives to use up the clock. The Pack finished one drive with Nott’s 32-yard field goal. The Eagles missed a 23-yard field goal attempt at the end.

“I’m real disappointed in the end of the second quarter,” West coach Matt Loggins said. “We shouldn’t have given up two scores like that. But we came out and shut them out in the second half and showed some resolve with that goal line stand at the end of the game.”

West covered 140 yards rushing for the night, with Miller covering 51 yards on nine carries and Villasenor with 38 yards on nine carries. Senior quarterback Bobby Landrum completed three of 10 passes for 92 yards, including a 60-yard pass to Marius Williams. McNair had 435 yards of offense, including 283 yards rushing and 152 yards passing.

West’s sophomores beat McNair 24-17. Demaurier Taylor scored on a short run in the first quarter, Horatio Venable scored on a 59-yard run in the third, Ivan Terriquez kicked a 45-yard field goal in the third, and Chance Wilson scored on a 51-yard run in the fourth. Ryan Herrera had three sacks, and Justin Donato and Spencer Carroll had eight tackles each.

Kimball 43, Sonora 26

Senior running back Evan Owens led the Jaguars (2-4, 1-2 Valley Oak League) to a win at home on Friday as he ran for 152 yards and had 43 yards receiving in Kimball’s first VOL win over Sonora (3-3, 2-1 VOL).

Owens scored on a 63-yard run in the first quarter and caught a 20-yard pass from senior quarterback Zack Johnson in the second. Senior Alex Toledo also ran in two touchdowns, each from the 1-yard line. His second score came after William Snell snagged an interception to set up an 80-yard drive to the end zone to make it a 29-20 game in Kimball’s favor at the half.

Owens scored on a 22-yard run in the third quarter, and Johnson salvaged a broken play to score on a 50-yard run in the fourth. Zach Orr made five of six point after kicks, and Toledo salvaged one of the point after attempts when he recovered a bobbled snap and passed to Snell for the 2-point conversion.

Sonora won the sophomore game 27-7.

Tracy 47, Franklin 12

The Bulldogs made everything work in their favor Friday night at Franklin High in Stockton to start the San Joaquin Athletic Association season.

“We were all over them on defense and on offense we ran the ball like we wanted to,” Tracy coach Matt Shrout said. He added that the only time the offense didn’t work as expected was on four fumbles, which were the only times that the Yellow Jackets (0-6, 0-1 SJAA) were able to stop the Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0 SJAA).

Tracy covered 388 yards of offense. The Bulldogs’ 250 yards rushing included 69 yards on 11 carries for Bruce Russell and 60 yards on 12 carries for Luke Pulliam. Quarterback Luke Hanna ran in three touchdowns in the first half and Eric Hawkins ran in one. Tracy also scored on a safety in the second quarter as Josh Bongiovanni made a tackle in the end zone. Hanna passed for 138 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to Hawkins. Tommy Langley kicked a 24-yard field goal in the third quarter, and Pulliam ran in a touchdown in the fourth. Langley was six-for-six on point-after kicks.

Tracy’s sophomores beat Franklin 50-0. Robert Ramirez ran the ball twice for 80 yards and scored a touchdown, Brandon Russell ran the ball seven times for 77 yards and scored twice, Cole Stroup, Richard Vasquez and Noah Blackwell also ran in touchdowns, and quarterback Michael Brown completed a touchdown pass to Jake Serrato. Anthony Karjaliainen was six-for-six on point-after kicks, and Brown passed to Serrato for a 2-point conversion.

Contact Bob Brownne at 830-4227 or brownne@tracypress.com.

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October 10, 2012
Alright guys i;m going to just state it how it is. I played at west the past four years , and i can personally vouche that this has nothing to do with lack of quality coaches. Coach brown , coach teyshak,coach johnson, coach spikes and coach loggins are so dedicated to doing what it takes to make west high succeed. Having been both a player under coach loggins as well as in his weight training class along with a close friend with his son, you dont see the work he puts in. He literally studies film for i'd say no less than 7 hours a day and writes scouting reports for the team to study.They stay after to work through any questions players have. They literally put way more work in then any coaching staff i have EVER played under.Nothing is wrong with tracy football. In the past 4 years teams across tracy have all made it into the post season. At west grades is no excuse, last season we went 6-4 despite us being 'under par'acedmically. If you know anything about sports you know there are rebuilding years which this is obviously one. What this team needs is the moral support of the town because having been there it was so much easier to win when we had the support of our town.
October 06, 2012
You try running an athletic program where 1/3rd of the school cannot make grades. West highs athletic size is under 1700 (eligable students) while competing in D1for playoffs.

Also west high is adjusting to the fact that the new boundry lines have taken most of the pop warner level kids away from west.

I'm not saying you are a bad person or anything, I'm just trying to help you understand that its not like matt loggins doesn't work harder than every coach in Tracy... Because he does. He also cares more about his players than any other football coach in Tracy.

Ripping into your coaches (like you do every article) does not do ANYTHING for your child or anyone else's. What do you do to become part of the solution?
October 06, 2012
Coaching change please! What has happened with Tracy football? At one time teams from out of town who came here to play were worried,now they look forward to coming to Tracy to play. Easy win when you play West High.
October 08, 2012
crap1210...you're an idiot!

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