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Two teams of former Napa Valley players met last Saturday as Monterey Peninsula College beat San Jose City, 10-7.

For the Monterey Peninsula, second-year linebacker Michael Fitzgerald had 4 total tackles (2 solo, 2 assists) and intercepted a pass.

The Justin-Siena graduate now has 40 tackles (22 solo, 18 assists) in 10 games. He also has 3.5 tackles for a loss of 10 yards, one fumble recovered and two missed passes.

Second-year linebacker Viliami Schaumkel led San Jose City College with 14 total tackles (9 solo saves, 5 assisted saves) at Lobos Stadium. The Vintage High graduate also hit a tackle for a 6-yard loss.

In total, Schaumkel has 83 tackles (54 solo, 29 assists) in 10 games. He has three sacks for 21 yards and 11 tackles for a loss of 45 yards.

Bowers confronts Tremblay

Two other Napa Valley offspring, Brock Bowers of the University of Georgia and Caleb Tremblay of Tennessee, were on the field at the same time their teams met in a Southeastern Conference game last Saturday at Neyland. Knoxville Stadium, Tenn.

Bowers, a Napa High School graduate, started point blank for Georgia. He caught two passes for 23 yards with a long 14-yard reception, rushed for 24 yards in a single attempt, and tackled an unassisted tackle on a punt blanket as the Bulldogs (10-0, 8- 0 SEC) beat Tennessee, 41-17.

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Tremblay, a Vintage High graduate, started on the Tennessee defensive line (5-5, 3-4 SEC) and landed an unassisted tackle.

Bowers, a true freshman, leads Georgia with 30 catches for 516 yards and six touchdowns.

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Cutting at Pomona-Pitzer

George Cutting had 13 tackles in seven games as a first-year linebacker at Pomona-Pitzer.

Cutting, graduated from Saint Helena High School in 2021, has six single player games and seven assisted games.

Cutting has a sack for 8 yards and three tackles for a combined loss of 20 yards.

Willard sees the action

Aidan Willard, a Napa junior quarterback, played for host Black Hills State University in a 57-6 loss to Chadron State on Nov. 13 at Lyle Hare Stadium in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Willard, a Justin-Siena graduate, rushed for 33 rushing yards in five attempts with a 10-yard long rush. He also completed 1 of 3 passes for 14 yards.

Black Hills State is a Division II school of the NCAA and plays in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Willard is a transfer from the state of Oregon and started four years at Justin-Siena on the varsity team.

North Coast Section Rankings

De La Salle-Concord (9-2) is No. 1 in the ranking of the MaxPreps North Coast section, announced at November 14.

No.2 Pittsburg (8-1), No.3 Clayton Valley Charter-Concord (8-3), No.4 San Ramon Valley-Danville (8-3), No.5 California- San Ramon ( 8-3), n ° 6 Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park (10-1), n ​​° 7 Windsor (9-1), n ​​° 8 Marin Catholic-Kentfield (10-1), n ​​° 9 Monte Vista -Danville ( 7-3), No.10 Foothill-Pleasanton (9-2).

The next 10 are No.11 Las Lomas-Walnut Creek (8-3), No.12 Benicia (8-3), No.13 El Cerrito (8-2), No.14 Del Norte-Crescent City (9- 1), n ​​° 15 Antioch (6-5), n ° 16 Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (7-3), n ° 17 Campolindo-Moraga (8-3), n ° 18 Amador Valley-Pleasanton (4-7 ), n ° 19 Liberty-Brentwood (5-5), n ° 20 San Marino-Novato (10-1).

The next 5 are No.21 Dublin (6-5), No.22 St. Vincent de Paul-Petaluma (9-1), No.23 San Leandro (6-4), No.24 St. Bernard’s-Eureka (7-4), n ° 25 Acalanes-Lafayette (6-5).

Teams from the North Coast section in the rankings

Five teams from the CIF North Coast Section feature in SportStars Magazine’s Week 13 NorCal Top 20 Rankings, announced at November 15.

De La Salle-Concord (9-2) is No. 2.

Pittsburg (8-1) is # 5, Rancho Cotate-Rohnert Park (10-1) is # 14, Clayton Valley-Concord (8-3) is # 15, and San Ramon Valley-Danville (8-3) is n ° 18.

NorCal teams in the JC standings

Ten Northern California teams are in this week’s JC Athletic Bureau coaching poll, announced by the California Community College Athletic Association in a report to November 16.

City College of San Francisco (10-0) leads the poll at No.1.

Also listed are No.4 College of San Mateo (9-1), No.8 Modesto (7-3), No.9 American River-Sacramento (6-4), No.10 Butte-Oroville ( 6-4), # 14 Diablo Valley-Pleasanton (6-4), # 19 Feather River-Quincy (9-0), # 20 Sierra-Rocklin (5-4), # 21 Laney-Oakland ( 5-5), n ° 23 Contra Costa-San Pablo (8-1).

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