Saturday’s football roundup: Point Arena unbeaten in NCL III play

By HOWARD SENZELL

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

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In a game played at Rincon Valley Christian under portable lights Saturday, Point Arena remained unbeaten in NCL III play with a 54-34 victory.

It was the first night game played at the RVC field.
Cody Cissna, the league’s leading ground gainer in 2013, capped the evening for Point Arena with a 65-yard run.

The Pirates led 16-14 after one quarter and increased the advantage to 32-22 at halftime.

RVC quarterback Daniel Maples ran the ball for 174 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns.

Point Arena is tied for the league lead with Anderson Valley. Both schools are 4-0. The Pirates’ overall record is 5-2.

The Eagles are 2-3 in league and 2-5 overall.

CALISTOGA 23, 
UPPER LAKE 12

At Upper Lake, Timmy Montanez saw his first action of the season at quarterback and he made it a memorable afternoon.

The senior ran for 233 yards and passed for 65 more as the Wildcats picked up their first win of the year.

Montanez was scheduled to be Calistoga’s starting signal-caller but he suffered a shoulder injury while running back the opening kickoff in the season opener against Cloverdale.

After sitting out a couple of weeks, he was moved to defensive back.

Montanez spent little time making his presence felt. In the first quarter, he hooked up with Jonathan Quinoz on a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Upper Lake scored its first points of the season in the first quarter and it was 6-6 going to the second period.

Jose Hernandez rushed for a pair of short-yardage touchdowns in the second as Calistoga scored 17 unanswered points to lead 23-6 at intermission.

“It was good having Montanez at quarterback,” coach Paul Harrell said. “He played well.

“Zane Murphy also did a great job at middle linebacker.

“Getting that first win makes the bus ride home much better.”

Calistoga is 1-6 overall and 1-2 in NCL II. The Cougars are now 0-7 and 0-3.

  • Rick Scaramella

    I do not know who reports on the NCL I,II, and III but it sure seems to me that the Press Democrat is a wee bit bias of the small school of the NCL I Cloverdale who’s Defense has given up an average of 12 points a game and a total of 95 overall posting a 5-2 record scoring and average of 26 points a game.They have a 1000 yard rusher for the second consecutive season, a 6’5″ receiver hauling in a TD per game and the QB throwing for over 650 yards with 8 TD passes, in a run strong offensive attack. They beat St. Vincents 28-7 and got a little press. They were picked to lose their league opener to Clear Lake 4 weeks ago because the PD stated that Clear Lake’s defense had only given up 7 points all pre-season, and we won 26-0. Now today we are still not worthy of being a top team in the league. The PD states that Cloverdale will have to finish the seaso n against the three league leaders: St Helena who is 4-0, Middletown 3-1. Ft. Bragg 3-1 (who beat Lower Lake 29-28) and Cloverdale sitting at 3-1, There is more coverage like always for the bigger school which I understand they must pay some bills, but when you catergorize 8 man football and stats compared to other teams that is very dis concerning it really takes the luster out of the game and comparing and apple to an orange!!!! I played for a small school and we got the same respect I understand but, for the love Pete Press Democrat attend a game so you can witness for yourself before you write anymore comments about sports that you have not taken the time or given the teams the respect they deserve!!!!