Will it be Monterey Trail’s Neville Bood? Calvin Brownholtz of Jesuit? Bella Vista’s Andreas Litton? Terrance March of Natomas? Voting for this week’s honoree closes at noon Thursday. And please, no wagering.
Roger Canepa joined select regional company Friday night and is relieved he’s no longer on the brink of a milestone. The Central Catholic of Modesto football coach won his 200th game, a 49-0 rout of Atwater in his team’s season opener. He’s the 11th Sac-Joaquin Section coach to accomplish the feat, remarkable given the toll this sport can take on mentors and the challenges of staying power. Plus, other notes from around the region.
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Running with power and speed much like his father a generation ago, Elijah Dotson powers No. 9 Antelope High School past Sheldon 28-7 in a nonleague football game on Friday night in Antelope. Read more on this game and others from the region.
Sacramento State coach Jody Sears had expressed concern about his young team’s inconsistency during training camp. But the Hornets do a couple of things consistently well Saturday night in a season-opening 41-20 win over Eastern Oregon before an announced crowd of 11,735 at Hornet Stadium. Sac State scores touchdowns in bunches and suffocates the Mountaineers’ offense.
▪ Quarterback Jared Goff throws for 309 yards and three touchdowns in Cal’s 73-14 win over Grambling State.
▪ No. 21 Stanford loses its season opener for the first time since 2007 when it falls 16-6 to Northwestern.
Jake Peavy doubles twice and pitches into the sixth inning as the Giants defeat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 to end a seven-game losing streak. Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco homer for the Giants, who had 15 hits.
A’s starter Jesse Chavez allows five runs on six hits in two-plus innings, his shortest outing of the year, in an 8-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. It is Oakland’s fourth straight loss.
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Corey Dickerson hits a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning as the Albuquerque Isotopes beat the River Cats 5-3 at Raley Field.
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