SAN RAMON — Shortly after San Ramon Valley crushed host California 37-6 Friday night time, victorious coach Aaron Becker gathered his group for a publish-recreation speak.
“There’s a brand new sheriff on the town!” he shouted.
Finish of speak. And actually, what extra did Becker have to say? The sport was over virtually as quick as Becker’s six-phrase speech.
San Ramon Valley (three-zero East Bay Athletic League, four-zero general) scored the primary 3 times it had the ball to steer 21-zero halfway via the second quarter, added one other landing on its first possession of the second half, then tacked on 10 extra factors within the fourth interval after California had made it 27-6.
“We’re enjoying properly as a group,” stated Becker, whose workforce had misplaced 10 of its earlier eleven video games to California. “The youngsters are executing what we’re asking. The protection performs exhausting. They assist us set the tone.”
The Wolves are an excellent soccer staff, at the very least via 4 video games. They’ve outscored their opponents by a mixed one hundred sixty five-thirteen. Three of their victims — Tracy, Foothill and Cal (2-1, three-1) — are above common groups.
It does beg the query that no soccer coach needs to listen to: Is San Ramon Valley a menace to De La Salle in what would be the ultimate common recreation of the season Nov. three.
Becker was fast to level out that SRV hasn’t even performed half its video games but. However he did say, “I feel we now have a particular group of youngsters.”
Daniel Medley had an enormous night Friday, operating 19 occasions for one hundred forty five yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Clark Baker additionally placed on a present, finishing 9 of 12 passes for 205 yards and two scores.
In all, San Ramon Valley had 420 yards of complete offense — 215 on the bottom and the 205 passing.
The schedule has some traps earlier than a possible showdown with De La Salle. Subsequent Friday, for example, the Wolves play at a reasonably good Granada staff, although the Matadors have been upset by Amador Valley Friday night time, ending their good season.
Residence video games with Livermore and Monte Vista additionally stay.
However the Wolves play onerous, hit arduous, and are in all probability simply as harmful on both aspect of the ball.
“We’ve been collectively since T-birds and Pop Warner,” Medley stated. “There’s loads of management on this group.”
The Wolves have a whole lot of good gamers, too. Baker is likely one of the East Bay’s higher quarterbacks. The offensive line, led by Blake McDaniel, seems equally adept at move-blocking and run-blocking. And SRV has a strong group of operating backs and receivers.
San Ramon Valley jumped on prime when Medley accomplished a 12-play, seventy six-yard opeing drive by stepping into from the 1. Then Baker threw his first landing move of the night, a 30-yard gem, to make it 14-zero.
Subsequent got here a forty three-yard landing run by Medley that put the sport out of attain.
Baker’s favourite goal was 6-four, 235-pound tight finish Koby Gross, who had 4 catches for 87 yards and a landing. Matt Gillespie had three catches for sixty nine yards.
Gillespie and Michael Winaker are the 2 receivers who’ve been requested to exchange Robbie Funkhouser, SRV’s main cross-catcher who suffered an ACL damage within the Tracy recreation and is probably going out for the season.
“Gillespie and Winaker are filling massive footwear,” Medley stated.
Footwear that appear intent on leaving a large footprint on the EBAL and the North Coast Part earlier than this season in full.