Livermore Junior Football League
Texans 36, 49ers 13: The Texans jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after Dylan Silva ran in the first of his two touchdowns. Silva ran for over 60 yards and also converted an extra point. Edward Vilchis also ran for touchdowns of 40 and 18 yards. Vilchis also caught a two-point conversion pass thrown by Miles Rasmussen, and defensively he had some key tackles for losses. Dennis Derham recorded two big hits to lead the Texans defense. Grant Gomes broke up two passes and assisted on four tackles. The 49ers scored their first touchdown in the second quarter on a 35-yard touchdown run by Shane Waechtlerscored. Logan Tucker, Garrett Riddiough and Dylan Clinton made key blocks to set up the touchdown. Nick Hill scored the second touchdown that was set up by key blocks from Joe Montano, Joseph Fields, and Noah Thompson.
Ravens 20, Bears 6: In a team effort, the Ravens defeated the Bears and improved their record to 3-0. The Ravens defense had a great game with all members of the defense contributing. Zac MacDonald led the defense with two fumble recoveries and five tackles. Nate Wilson recorded 10 tackles and three sacks. Other defensive leaders were Tyler Lewis, Dominic Shepard, and Michael Trafton. The offense was led by Malini Tia who ran for 165 yards, including a 55-yard run. Ravens quarterback Kaine Montez scored the first touchdown on a
Steelers 22, Giants 0: For the Giants, early mistakes and an offense that struggled to sustain drives resulted in a victory for the Steelers. The Giants fell to 0-3 but defensively turned in their best effort of the season. Pinned back by penalties and an early interception, the Giants found themselves in a hole they could not climb out of. Still, the Giants defense settled in and held the Steelers out of the end zone after the early onslaught. Ruzzel Yee led the defensive effort with six tackles and a sack, while Garrett West added five tackles.
Packers 33, Saints 12: The Saints quickly established a solid running game, moving the ball 55 yards on the first drive, before the Packers defense settled in and held on for the stop. The defense was led by nose guard Adam Lebish as well as tackles Julian Stroud and Austin Fugate. Using a balanced attack the Packers offense began to move the chains. Behind strong run blocking and excellent pass protection of center Chris Howard, tackles Conner Nevin, Eric Azevedo and guards Austin Fugate and Sam Guasch, the Packers marched downfield. Quarterback Ben Kerling capped the drive off with a perfect strike to Scott Plantenga for 40-yard touchdown. Scott Plantenga finally tore off a long touchdown run that was followed up by an even longer touchdown run by teammate Russell Stevenson. Following the touchdown, the Saints returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, and the score was 20-6 at half. In the second half, the Packers' Conner Parkerson returned the kickoff to the Saints 48-yard line. Ben Kerling hit wide out Jacob Murdoch on the first play from scrimmage for a touchdown. With the final minutes ticking away the Saints drove the ball down to the 15-yard line, where Saints quarterback Nicholas Grant threw a perfect swing pass to Jordan Mello. Mello caught the ball, made two defenders miss before reaching the end zone untouched.
Boys 14U Division 1
Ballistic United Premier '99 6, Real Atletico Black 1: Pleasanton's Ballistic Premier 99 U14 started off the State Cup group state with a victory over Watsonville's Real Atletico Black.
In the fourth minute, striker Blake Tucker gave the Ballistic the lead when he raced past the Real Atletico back line for a deep ball played behind the Salinas back line by Kyle McClanahan. Tucker's pressure caused the keeper to turn the ball over and he easily finished from 18 yards out. In the 27th minute midfielder Imran Matin finished a cross from seven yards out with a sharp header pushing the score to 2-0. The Ballistic defense was led by Jimmy Thompson, who kept Watsonville at bay during the first half as the home team outshot the visitors 10-3. In the 39th minute Chiba finished on a nice pass from Adolfo Trujillo. Chiba then assisted on Tucker's second goal of the match. Following the goal, Chiba sent a diagonal ball to Christensen that was intercepted by the left back, but Christensen quickly won the ball back and found the back of the net from 18 yards. Ryan Murray and Jacob Dremalas both had stellar games at the wing back spots. The victory has Ballistic ahead in Group M based on goal differential as San Jose Mexico defeated Impact 98 by a score of 3-0. Ballistic will face Impact 98 in State Cup play on Oct. 14.
Ballistic United Premier 99 2, Monterey FC Salinas 0: The Ballistic United Premier 99 team hosted a National Premier League match against Monterey County Futbol United Salinas FC at the Pleasanton Sports Park. Striker Blake Tucker had the best chance to score in the first half but his shot was deflected off the cross bar by the Salinas keeper. In the second half, wingers Bryce Taylor, Jason Campbell, Sam Christensen, and Daniel Ferguson saw more of the ball and combined with outside wing backs Kyle McClanahan, Ryan Murray, Chris Machi, and Jacob Dremalas to pump dangerous balls early and often into the Salinas penalty area. Finally, in the 52nd minute, the Ballistic broke the 0-0 tie as McClanahan sent an early cross into the box that winger Jason Campbell beat the keeper to and knocked over to Tucker, who finished near post for the 1-0 lead. With five minutes left in the match Tucker sealed it when winger Sam Christensen's hard work resulted in an excellent cross that Tucker was able to head home for the 2-0 final.
The win keeps Ballistic (6-3-1, 3-0 NPL) at the top of the National Premier League standings with a three point cushion over second place Mustangs of Danville.
BUSC E2 3, Alliance FC Diablos 0: Michael O'Brien scored twice and goalie Sander Head blocked multiple shots.
Pleasanton Rage Soccer
Girls U12 Division 1
Rage White '00 1, Bay Oaks Bear Blue G'00 1: The Bay Oaks Bear Blue jumped out to an early lead after scoring in the 16th minute. After the goal, Rage defenders Steffanie Angelo (goalie), Regan Mah, Emma Monsen, Zoe Moura and Julianna Pereira shut down Bay Oaks offense. In the 40th minute, Bay Oaks took a penalty kick that was stopped by second-half goalie Cierra Lofthouse-Wolf. The clutch save ignited the Rage and the momentum started to shift. First, Katie Murphy broke away from the pack and fired a shot that was deflected by Bay Oaks. On the rebound, Devyn Baldus tipped the ball into the net for the tying goal.
Rage White '00 1, Athletic Soccer Academy Boca 1: Rage White traveled to Sacramento for its final State Cup Seeding Round game. Initially, Capital Athletic Soccer Academy Boca girls claimed home field advantage, scoring the first goal in the 20th minute. This was the only Boca goal allowed, as Rage's first-half goalie, Steffanie Angelo, took command of her box, stopping several close range shots. In the second half, the Rage offense began to answer back to Boca's press. Katie Murphy converted the tying goal in the 41st minute, on an assist by Hunter Faria. Rage White '00 left the Seeding Round with 16 points, including one win and two ties. The Seeding Round results determine the team brackets for the second round of State Cup games, to be played in November.
Rage Orange 2, De Anza Force Blue 0: The U12 Rage Orange defeated the De Anza Force Blue in a Norcal League game at Val Vista on Sept. 15. In the second half, the Rage Orange finally scored when Maggie McPeak drilled a shot passed the De Anza goalie. A few minutes later, Abby Fried got past the De Anza defense and converted for the second goal. For the remainder of the second half, the Rage defense of Holly Judson, Leila Shafi, Casey Cring, Kiera Hegarty, Eknor Kaur and Isabella Huyler shut down the De Anza offense. Goalie Haley Roundtree picked up her third shutout of the season.
Girls U12 Division 4
Orange Crush 4, Xtreme Tigers 0: The Crush had a balanced attack from Gracie Ose, Mollie McKay, Lindsey Schroeder, and Marissa Fredricks. The defense turned in a strong performance by Emma Tsztoo, Allison DeFazio, and Elisabeth Balicanta.
Girls U9 Division 4
Rage Orange 4, Sunnyvale Soccer Club Red 0: On Sept. 16, the Rage Orange defeated the Sunnyvale Soccer Club Red at Val Vista Park. The Rage Orange jumped out to an early lead after Ashley Belshe scored on a direct kick. Caitlin Currie followed up with a great individual effort for the second Rage goal.
Hayden Jolley, Olivia Soble, Maddie Benson, Avery Clark, and Leila Lyions worked together creating multiple scoring opputunities with nice passing and teamwork. Goalie Maggie Nostrand made some great saves as the first half ended, 2-0. In the second half, Ashley Belshe setup Leila Lyions for the third goal. Olivia Martin showed off nice ball skils before feeding Ashley Belshe for the fourth and final goal.
Rage Orange 2, Walnut Creek Barcelona 1: The Rage Orange broke through with a goal late in the first half, when Leila Lyions scored on a left footed shot. The second half was all Rage, as the team peppered the Walnut Creek goalie with mutliple shots. Caitlin Currie scored the second goal and gave the Rage a 2-0 lead. From then on, the Rage Orange controlled play for most of the second half. Walnut Creek scored a late goal but the Rage held on for a 2-1 victory.
Goalies Hayden Jolley and Olivia Martin were both sharp, stopping several Barcelona shots. With the win the Rage improve to 2-0 in league play.
Dolphins vs. Dominoes: For the Dolphins, Emerson Muise and Jessica Tsai were top players.