By Jon Becker
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at 5:59 am in Uncategorized.
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SRV at Cal tonight, should be a good game. The only NCS D1 game being played tonight. Cal won the 1st meeting and along with that the EBAL title 35-21. Cal is without QB Owen this time around, and SRV is without Coach Kessler. SRV made a lot of mistakes in jumping offsides and having too many men on the field, which one would think would be corrected by tonight. SRV was unable to stop Bierwith so look for the Grizz to continue to run the ball. Lorenz will have to sharp to keep the Wolves defense honest. SRV has a balanced offense with a potent passing game. CalPreps has this projected at 35-34 for the home team, which is basically a toss up. Winner gets Pitt next week in the Semis. Go Grizz,
why did adarius pickett transfer out of de la salle?
The Cal-SRV game won by Cal 31-24 was almost a repeat of the first meeting in which Cal won 35-21. SRV moved the ball at will early scoring touchdowns in their first 2 drives and it was tied at 14 just like game 1. Cal’s defense then stiffened and didn’t allow another TD until late in the 4th quarter, just like game 1.
Both teams’ offense moved the ball well, with Winaker having a better passing night this time around, but he wasn’t able scramble like he did in game 1. De La Pena and Bierwith both ran the ball at will and dragged defenders for extra yards when needed. Lorenz had a nice night hitting almost all of his passes and not making any mistakes, 2 nice long gains were called back due to penalties.
The play of the game was made by The Grizz’s Zach Guardino near the start of the 4th quarter. With Cal leading 31-17 and SRV threatening, Winaker got away from the Cal rush and found Koski open in the end zone. He lofted a pass that appeared to have gotten over the Grizzly defense, but Guardino leaped in the air to get a hand on it, before wrestling it away and taking it back to the 25 yard line. An unbelievable play that had everyone shaking their heads wishing there was instant replay to see how he did it.
By the time SRV found the end zone late in the game, they had to resort to an onside kick that was kicked directly out of bounds with no chance for a recovery by either team. SRV had already burned all their timeouts by then and the Grizz was able to run out the clock to end the Wolves’ season. Coach B is now 7-1 vs SRV since taking over for Sanchez, including 2 playoff wins. On to another rematch, this time against Pitt next week in the Semis.