PD Preps Insider: Fort Bragg’s Kaylor Sullivan dominating the competition

Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan. (Photo by John Burgess, The Press Democrat)


Fort Bragg quarterback Kaylor Sullivan is having a year to remember, setting records and leading the Timberwolves to the verge of an NCL I championship.

Sullivan has set school records in single-season passing yards, completions and attempts. In the season’s second week, he set a California high school record and tied a national record with eight touchdown passes in one half of a 55-0 win at Encina Prep.

“He’s got an exceptional arm, a fast delivery and he can make any throw,” said Fort Bragg coach Roy Perkins.

Sullivan is an obvious favorite to win the NCL I offensive player of the year award and is likely to get attention next season from Division I programs.

“I’ve coached 34 years,” said Perkins, “and never had a kid like him on my team.”

One who got away

The Calistoga boys soccer team earned a spot in the North Coast Section Division 1 tournament, which starts today. The bad news is the Wildcats drew a No. 16 seed and face a trip today to play top seed Marin Academy.

They’ll probably get a full dose of senior midfielder Noah Paravicini, the goal-scoring leader this season in NCS Division 2. Paravicini, who has committed to Dartmouth, could have been the headliner of a Sonoma County soccer program. He lives in Petaluma but travels to San Rafael every day to attend Marin Academy.

El Momentum

The football regular season wraps up this weekend with several games deciding league championships. But one game should not escape the attention.

El Molino plays host to Piner on Friday with a chance to finish with a 6-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in Sonoma County League games.

It would be the Lions’ best overall record since a 7-5 campaign in 2010 and the first time this century they had a winning record in SCL games.

Water polo playoffs

Today marks the start of the NCS water polo tournament. Ukiah and Cardinal Newman made the boys field, and Ukiah is in the girls field.

Ukiah’s boys were seeded eight and will face No. 9 Piedmont immediately after the 11th-seeded Ukiah girls meet No. 6 seed Piedmont at 4:30. Cardinal Newman’s boys team, seeded 10th, faces No. 7 Marin Academy at 5:45 at Contra Costa College.

Cross country league meets

The North Bay League cross country meet kicks off a string of league championship meets over the next several days. The NBL runners will compete Friday at Spring Lake, followed on Saturday on the same 3.1-mile course by the Sonoma County League championship.

The Cross Mountain Conference league meet is next Wednesday.

Casa grad’s Yale record

Kahlil Keys, Casa Grande class of 2009, is in the Yale University record books.

Last season, as a junior, Keys set the school record for longest touchdown run (94 yards). That came in an Ivy League game against Columbia.

Keys, who turned down scholarship offers from UNLV and Sacramento State, has been hampered by injuries while at Yale. He’s had to come back from a torn ACL and LCL and also a torn hamstring. He’ll graduate in the spring.

Richard J. Marcus, Howard Senzell and Jim Crowhurst contributed to this report.