Honkers carry Big Mo against Broncos
Hoping to follow up on last week's big road victory over Bear River, Yuba City High's football team looks to move the football up and down the field at home against Bella Vista tonight.
“We're going to try and build on what we did last week,” Honkers coach Chris Yonge said.
Yuba City (1-1) rolled up 566 yards of offense in a 24-7 win against Bear River.
“We're going to use the pass to set up the run,” Yonge said.
Honkers quarterback Josh Hudson has completed 18 of 36 passes for 492 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Josh Schattner has rushed for 145 yards on 14 carries, scoring three times, and Cory Roberts has 108 yards on 22 rushes.
Bella Vista (0-2) likes to go to the air a little more than it likes to run the ball, Yonge said. Broncos quarterback Charlie
Robertson has completed 21 of 39 passes for 264 yards as Bella Vista has thrown for 361 yards in two games. Greg Schirmer leads the Broncos' ground game, which has amassed just 160 yards. Schirmer has carried the ball 24 times for 115 yards.
Yonge said the Honkers won't do anything differently on defense in the secondary to guard against the pass, because at the high school level, he said, teams have to worry about throwing, catching and hanging onto the ball in traffic.
However, Yonge said Yuba City will try a few different looks up front, with line stunts to try and throw the Broncos' offensive line off.
“They are big but not as quick as we are,” Yonge said, “and we will try and exploit that.”
Marysville at Linden
The Marysville Indians (1-2) hope to rebound after last week's lopsided 40-6 loss at Sutter. Wes Lane leads Marysville's offense, rushing for 261 yards on 36 carries.
Linden (2-0) relies a lot on its ground game, as the Lions have rushed for 457 yards in two games. David Navarro leads the way with 22 carries for 173 yards.
Lindhurst at Wheatland
The Lindhurst Blazers (0-2) not only are looking for their first win of the season, but their first points, after two shutout losses. Lindhurst has gained just 82 yards on the ground and 196 through the air.
Wheatland's (1-2) Andrew McCleary could have a big game against a Lindhurst defense that has struggled trying to stop the run. McCleary has rushed for 517 yards in three games.
Live Oak at East Nicolaus
This match features two 3-0 teams that have each posted two shutouts. The only team to score against both has been Biggs. Live Oak beat Biggs, 48-6, while East Nicolaus topped the Wolverines, 33-9.
East Nicolaus presents a balanced attack, rolling up 707 yards on the ground and 607 through the air. John Limary has rushed for 380 yards on 36 carries, while Feilding Uhland has completed 27 of 46 passes for 570 yards.
Live Oak is a ground-oriented team, rushing for 852 yards. Paul Nevarez leads the Lions with 508 yards on 61 carries.
River Valley at Rio Americano
River Valley (0-2) has a good one-two punch on the ground in Mike Dean and David Ramirez. Dean has rushed for 118 yards on 30 carries and Ramirez has 104 yards on eight rushes.
Rio Americano (2-0) relies on the running of Kianti Gix, who has carried the ball 19 times for 168 yards.
West Valley at Sutter
This has become a annual clash of perennial powers.
Joe Winship emerged last week for Sutter (2-1). The quarterback has completed 15 of 34 passes for 271 yards. Chad Moran sparks the ground game, having rushed for 286 yards on 51 carries.
West Valley (1-2) has a strong ground game. Anthony Oliva has carried the ball 45 times for 183 yards and Josh McOmber had 23 rushes for 175 yards.
Lincoln at Gridley
The Gridley Bulldogs look to move to 4-0 behind the running of Simon Lamson, who has carried the ball 57 times for 421 yards.
Lincoln (1-1) also likes to run the football, having piled up 636 yards. Austin Roiux leads the way with 218 yards on 33 carries and Rex Sievers has added 139 yards on 13 rushes.
Colusa at Pierce
Jake Geyer and Jose Vera shoulder most of the workload for Pierce (2-1). In a win over Williams, Vera rushed for 138 yards on 15 carries and Geyer added 95 yards on 11 rushes. Geyer also is capable of airing it out having thrown for more than 150 yards.
After two shutout losses, Colusa (2-2) has shown it can score in a win over Esparto. Matt Vedo has thrown for 295 yards while Jason Smith has rushed for more than 200 yards.
Biggs at Esparto
Biggs (0-3) has had trouble scoring, amassing 21 points in three games, and no more than nine in any of them.
Esparto (1-3) likes to move the ball on the ground. Brian Smith
has rushed for 213 yards on 48 carries and Sam Shackelford has added 139 yards on 27 rushes.
Big Valley at Maxwell
This game features two powerful rushing games.
Maxwell (4-0) has rushed for 1,110 yards. Leading the way is Kane Lausten, who has rushed
for 602 yards on 72 carries. Three other Panthers have rushed for more than 100 yards.
Big Valley (2-1) has rushed for 1,119 yards. The Cardinals are led by Matt Dowell, who has carried the ball 58 times for 520 yards. Two other Cardinals have rushed for more than 250 yards.