Fort Bragg Making Another Run To NCS Football Playoffs

Posted by Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

New team – same results – as Fort Bragg’s football squad is undefeated in the Timberwolves’ bid to defend their North Coast Section championship Division IV title.

Gone are record setters running back Jake Cimolino and quarterback Brent Moyer. But the players taking over those spots are making their mark.

 Caleb Cunha has 912 yards rushing through six games. While not on pace for Cimolino’s school record 2,206 yards, Cunha makes opponents key on him and that is good news for quarterback Brandon Freitas.

Passing for 1,327 yards and 21 touchdowns so far, Freitas could top Moyer’s yardage and scoring pass records – 2,040 and 26 respectively.

The duo again played key roles in Fort Bragg’s latest – and closest victory – 49-42 at Lower Lake on Friday. Cunha carried 18 times for 142 yards and a score. Freitas was 13 of 18 for 257 yards with six touchdowns and an interception.

Another standout on offense was receiver Cody Ryden with five receptions – four for scores – and 142 yards. He has 11 touchdown catches this season and leads the team in interceptions, including a pick to stop Lower Lake’s last drive.

After winning three straight on the road, Fort Bragg (6-0) has a 12 game winning streak dating to last year.

Next up are the visiting Middletown Mustangs, who are 5-1 and handed Fort Bragg one of the Timberwolves’ two losses last season. The contest should be Fort Bragg’s toughest in another likely run to the NCS playoffs.