The explosive Miramonte High football team knows what to expect from brawny Casa Grande-Petaluma in the North Coast Section Division II championship game Saturday night at Rancho Cotate High in Rohnert Park.
They've seen this film before.
"They're very good, very well-coached. Their offensive line is very big," Miramonte coach Jack Schram said of the top-seeded Gauchos (13-0), who feature game-changing quarterback JaJuan Lawson and 1,500-yard runner John Porchivina.
"Their running backs are very solid," Schram continued. "This is what we've seen down the stretch, from Dougherty Valley and Las Lomas in our league, and we definitely had the same scenario with Northgate and with Clayton Valley -- another dominating running team."
Third-seeded Miramonte (11-2) which petitioned up from Division III to Division II, is seeking its first section title in a decade.
The undersized Matadors, led by quarterback Drew Anderson, have averaged 54.7 points a game in the playoffs. They bowed their necks on defense in a 44-38 win over No. 2 Clayton Valley Charter in the semifinals, as the Eagles scored on a trick play and a kickoff return.
Anderson has thrown for 3,635 yards and 42 touchdowns this season. In the playoffs, he's 61-for-98 passing (62.2 percent) for 945 yards and 13 touchdowns. Dominic Paoletti and Will Fuller are 1,000-yard receivers, and Ray Clark is a 1,400-yard runner.
Schram has been a bit befuddled by the lack of Division I interest in the 6-foot-4 Anderson. The University of San Diego and Yale have expressed interest, and Illinois also is taking a look.
"He's one of the best quarterbacks in Northern California, and I think he's proven it," Schram said. "Just his pure numbers coming down the stretch after our bye week are unbelievable. ... Then you get out there and see him in person, and you'll see why. He has a great presence. He really extends the plays well."
Schram raves of Anderson's dedication to film study and ability to audible effectively.
He has a knack for keeping his eyes downfield on the move, plus he's added 10 pounds of muscle to get up to 202 pounds.
"He's really become a student of the game, and he's making excellent decisions out there," Schram said.
Last year, the Matadors were bounced from the Division III quarterfinals by eventual champion Marin Catholic-Kentfield, 59-6. In the aftermath, Schram emphasized having a more balanced offense and a more muscular approach. The results have been smashing so far.
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SATURDAY: No. 3 Miramonte (11-2) vs. No. 1 Casa Grande-Petaluma (13-0) at Rancho Cotate HS, Rohnert Park, 7 p.m.