Last night, I was at Gustafson stadium as the Stevens Falcons played the Taft Raiders and I got to see 2 more players who have put up huge numbers...Stevens quarterback, Bobby Chacon and Taft running back, Christian Mallard. Coming into the game, Chacon had 1,700 passing yards with 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions and Mallard had 1,102 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns.
I saw Chacon play in Week 3 and he struggled against the Clemens Buffaloes defense (don't worry, a lot of teams struggle when they play Clemens)...16 of 26 passing for 108 yards and 1 interception. This would be my first time seeing Mallard.
The final score was Stevens 28 and Taft 14. Stevens has 5 wins and 2 losses and is 2 and 0 in District 27-6A Zone A. Man, they play Brennan on Halloween and the winner (which probably will be Brennan but I won't count out Stevens ) will play either Brandeis or O'Connor for the District 27-6A championship.
The Taft Raiders ran 60 plays for 243 yards. Christian Mallard had 23 carries for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns. KJ Stephens, a back-up running back, had 7 carries for 34 yards and 3 receptions for 28 yards.
The Stevens Falcons ran 55 plays for 399 yards. Quarterback, Bobby Chacon, was magnificent as he was 26 of 36 passing for 336 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Oh, he also had 11 carries for 32 yards and 1 touchdown. Xavier Ortiz, one of the 5 receivers he threw to, had 7 receptions for 143 yards and 1 touchdown and Tyrek Allen had 7 receptions for 75 yards. Almost every time Chacon threw the ball, he had time to Tweet!!
Stevens doesn't have a running game and that could hurt them in the playoffs. Their leading running back is Tyrek Allen, but he recently moved to wide receiver.
What a great Week 8 of football for me...I worked 3 games and 6 players (Antonio Lopez, Lee Terrell, Mike Ramirez, Daniel Rosenfeld, Bobby Chacon, and Christian Mallard put up a total of 1,568 yards!! WOW!!! Damn, I got a great gig!!!!!
Dude, can I choose all of those players for my Week 8 Player of the Week? The answer is YES because it is my BLOG and I can do whatever I want.
Next Thursday, I will be at Gustafson stadium again as the Marshall Rams play the Holmes Huskies. I don't think either of these teams have a chance of making the playoffs.
On Friday, I will easily have the best game (Steele and Judson is a very close 2nd) as the Brandeis Broncos play the O'Connor Panthers. Check out my BLOG from last year when they played...it was by far the most exciting finish I have seen in a High School football game.
Here are some pictures from the game: