Congratulations to the JV and varsity football teams at St. Francis. JV won 45-0 and varsity won 31-20 putting both teams at 2-0. It was the birthday boys on both levels who shined bright. On JV Devin McLeod scored 2 touchdowns on his 16th birthday and on varsity Richie Martinez ran for 161 yards on his 17th birthday. On JV Andrew Seymour, Abel Martinez, Darius Booker also scored touchdowns and Joseph Ramirez passed for a touchdown as well. The JV defense was led by a stout defensive line led by Diego Ramirez, Lawson Orradre and Robert Teran.
The varsity Sharks pulled away for the win in the fourth quarter after being tied at halftime with Greenfield at 14. In the first half it was James Young on the ground and Derric Estrada-Haro and Ivo Lasich through the air providing the points. The 2nd half saw both Lasich and Young scoring, Lasich on the ground and Young off of his 2nd interception of the day. Nathan Lee also kicked a 32 yard field goal for the Sharks.
Defensively seniors Andrew Ciandro, Conor Bagchee, Noe Madrigal, Jerome Lumicao, Zach Estrada, Chris Copriviza and Joseph Kovacs led the way. Juniors Felipe Padia-Noriega, Tanner Putnins, Josh Kovacs, Mario Velasquez, Lee, Young, Cory Parker and Brandon Moakler also pitched in to help the Sharks earn the win.
The Sharks will host an out of state team next Friday September 9th as the La Salle Falcons from Oregon make the trip down to Watsonville. The JV game will kickoff at 5 pm and the varsity will kickoff at 7:30 pm. Both games will be played at Watsonville High School. La Salle is coached by Aaron Hazel, the brother of Adam Hazel. The Falcons and the Sharks will do a both team prayer service at St. Francis in the gym at 2:30 pm. All are welcome to join. Go Sharks!