NBL football all-stars shut out SCL


Dominating on both sides of the ball, the North Bay League defeated the Sonoma County League, 26-0, in the 40th annual Kiwanis All-Star football game Saturday night at Montgomery High School.

The NBL scored the only points it would need on its opening possession. Jacob Webb (Cardinal Newman) got his team going by returning a punt 44 yards.

Six plays later, Webb finished the drive by catching a 25-yard touchdown pass from Rancho Cotate’s Michael Courchaine.

Courchaine threw a pass for the second score, an 18-yard strike to Rancho teammate Nick Reynolds.

That was at the 6:25 mark of the second quarter.

The score stayed 14-0 until the final 1:15 of the first half when Chris McDonnell (Newman) booted a 45-yard field goal.

Then, 15 seconds before halftime, Analy’s Kyle Lewis was tackled in the end zone for a safety.

Lewis suffered a leg injury on the play and had to be helped off the field.

Maria Carrillo’s Julian Gonzalez scored the only TD of the second half on a 21-yard run with 1:26 left in the third quarter. The big play of the drive was a 53-yard run by Jahray Hayes (Santa Rosa).

Meanwhile, the NBL defense laid claim to the line of scrimmage.

The SCL didn’t record a first down until the third quarter. Nolan Nagle (Newman) and Jake Ielmorini (Casa Grande), along with Chris Codding (Newman), were the leading tacklers.

Each team has now won 11 games in the series. Begun as a game featuring Sonoma County and Marin high schools, the format was changed to NBL vs. SCL in 1992.

This wasn’t the most one-sided outcome in the series. The NBL won 33-0 in 2005.


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