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De La Salle 45, Monte Vista 35: Postgame notes

Now that deadline has passed and I’ve had a chance to collect my thoughts on this game, I thought I’d try to provide some extra thoughts that I didn’t get into my story.

First of all, can anybody imagine what these teams might have done on a dry evening? Goodness gracious.

That was a heckuva football game. And if you were there, you have to be salivating for a rematch come NCS playoff time.

For those in East County, let’s start with the box score (which took me nearly 10 minutes to type up):

De La Salle 45, Monte Vista 35
Monte Vista    7    8    6    14—    35
De La Salle    14    17    7    7—    45
MV — Wilkerson 1 run (Garcia kick)
DLS — Bouza 60 pass from Wayne (Biel kick)
DLS — Butler 7 run (Biel kick)
DLS — Safety, punt blocked out of end zone
DLS — Perio 5 run (Biel kick)
MV — Ertz 5 pass from Nottingham (Hemmingsen pass from Nottingham)
DLS — Bouza 32 pass from Wayne (Dosen pass from Wayne)
MV — Ertz 8 pass from Nottingham (pass fail)
DLS — Taylor 58 interception return (Biel kick)
MV — Hemmingsen 21 pass from Nottingham (Garcia kick)
DLS — Anderson 48 run (Biel kick)
MV — Hemmingsen 21 pass from Nottingham (Garcia kick)
Statistics
Rushing: MV — Johnson 15-65, Wilkerson 8-26, Hemmingsen 2-5, Nottingham 7-(-12). Totals 32-84. DLS — Williams-Ward 3-99, Wayne 13-55, Anderson 2-49, Butler 8-28, Perio 1-5. Totals 27-236.
Passing: MV — Nottingham 28-46-2 311, Tuckness 1-1-0 28. Totals 29-47-2 339. DLS — Wayne 7-11-0 129, Perio 0-1-0 0. Totals 7-12-0 129.
Receiving: MV — Hemmingsen 9-121, Ertz 6-102, Tuckness 6-52, Johnson 4-40, Wenig 1-9, Brewster 1-6, Wilkerson 1-5, Brewseter 1-4. DLS — Bouza 3-100, Walter 2-8, Dosen 1-12, Perio 1-9.
Fumbles/lost: Monte Vista 1/0, De La Salle 2/0.
Records: Monte Vista 7-1, 4-1 EBAL; De La Salle 7-1, 5-0.

Now a few things to note:
–Let’s start with injuries: Spartans’ RB  Terron Williams-Ward who broke off three big first-half runs, did not return in the second half because he aggravated a hip-flexor he sustained against Amador Valley. Also, DLS starting cornerback Andrew White told me after the game that his injury is being considered a shoulder strain. It was not a dislocation.
–Monte Vista’s 35 points are the most any East Bay team has scored against DLS since the Pittsburg won the 1991 NCS 3A championship 35-27. The last East Bay team to score more than 30 against the Spartans was Ygnacio Valley in 1999. The Warriors lost that game 71-32. It was the most points DLS allowed at any point during its 151-game winning streak.
–No East Bay team has come that close to victory against De La Salle since Clayton Valley tied the Spartans 17-17 in 2004.
–De La Salle did not turn the ball over after doing so at least once in its previous five games.

OK, that’s all I got for now. I’m gonna take a breather.

We’ll do it all again next Thursday at San Ramon Valley.

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