Marin’s Catholic Football Team capitalized on their 230-mile trip just across the Nevada border for a game against Spanish Springs, scoring 21 second-quarter points en route to a 48-10 win.
The Wildcats (2-0) got a quick touchdown pass from Sam Testa to Greer Arthur to take a 7-0 lead before really hitting their stride in the second quarter. MC pushed the lead to 41-0 late in the third quarter against a team that had been ranked ninth in Nevada State by MaxPreps.com.
Charles Williams ran for a pair of touchdowns. Matthew Greco also scored for MC. Arthur was credited with two touchdowns and also had an interception on defense.
“Our guys were really focused and played well,” MC coach Mazi Moayed said. “I’m proud of our effort and focus on our long road trip.”
MC are set to host Casa Grande in their home opener on Saturday. Casa (1-0) opened its season with a 28-21 win over Maria Carrillo.
Archie Williams scores 63
After falling behind six points early on, Archie Williams’ football team launched their attack in a 63-42 win over Lowell on Saturday.
Running back Nate Karpay-Brody got the ball rolling with a 70-yard touchdown run to open the scoring for the Peregrine Falcons (1-1). Will Roberts snapped up another huge run, bolting 68 yards to extend the lead to 14-6. Roberts scored again, this time on a 15-yard pass from Sam Black, and the Peregrine Falcons led 21-6.
Parker Freskos ran for the fourth touchdown and Roberts threw a game-winning pass to Cade Blakely as Archie Williams entered the half ahead 35-20. Archie Williams broke three more big plays in the second half – a 59-yard pass from Roberts to Karpay-Brody, a 78-yard run by Roberts and a 65-yard run by Freskos.
Roberts completed 7 of 11 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns while running for 176 yards and two other scores. Karpay-Brody ran for 101 yards and scored plus receiving for 59 yards.
The top-seeded duo of Ryan Cardiff and Daniel Cardiff won their semi-final match on Sunday to advance to the men’s open doubles final to be held on Monday. Cardiffs beat Michael Damiani and Noah Williamson Chapman, 6-4, 6-2, setting up a game against Corte Madera’s Stevie Gould and Larkspur’s Ryan Ali.
Maryia Meliuk and Gayatri Ramesh advanced to the women’s open final after a dramatic 5-7, 6-3, 10-4 win over Mill Valley’s Tarrin Dougery and Mikaila Smith. Novato’s Jessica Redding and Alamo’s Kaitlyn Haithcock also advanced to the final with a win over San Rafael’s Kimberly Borah-Schulist and Molly Neal.
Greenbrae’s Shibu Lal and Dougery advanced to the mixed open final after a 6-4, 6-2 win over San Rafael’s Redding and Mark Schulist. The other finalists are Meliuk and Anton Stryhas, winners 6-2, 6-3 over Ramesh and Daniel McGuire.
Zohie Betts earned medal honors with a 39 at McInnis Park on Thursday, leading the Trojans to a 190-204 win over San Rafael. Piper Egan had a 41 for TL. Piper Pomeroy paced the Bulldogs with a 45.