The Acalanes Freshman team travelled to Martinez to take on The Alhambra Bulldogs for the 2nd time this season and for their second win as well. This team was supposed to play Vacaville earlier in the season, but due to a Covid situation they had to cancel, and fortunately for us, Alhambra was able to fill in. In the 2 games Acalanes outscored the Dawgs 74-8…ouch!
The Acalanes Freshman high powered offense got things started by taking the opening kickoff and marching right down the field with ease, capping off a 60 yard drive with a punishing 9 yard run by Jack Miller for a touchdown! This Dons team can mix up the passing and running game very effectively – Quarterback Jake Boselli was 8 for 15 passing for 160 yards and 1 touchdown on the day – On the Dons next possession Boselli connected with multiple receivers, including Kiran Foster and Calvin Kortarba – then Jack Miller and Sully Bailey did the rest of the work running the ball. Miller finished off the second possession with a 35 yard sprint for his second touchdown of the contest. The offensive lineman, JD Orear, Henry Hagel, Trevor Carrillo, Brady Morrow and Chase Caicedo have done a fantastic job of giving the offense the time it needs for plays to develop, they are a large part of the reason why this team is so successful!
The Dons got the ball 5 times in the first half and scored on every possession – Sully Bailey came in at quarterback and immediately connected with Wide Receiver, Henry Souza, for a 33 yard touchdown pass! The next possession, Jake Boselli had to come back in as quarterback with Sully Bailey had to come out of the game for a play with an equipment problem. Before he could resolve the problem, Boselli connected, in stride on a fly pattern, with speedster Paul Kuhner, which is no easy task considering how fast Kuhner is! The completion was good for a 56 yard touchdown! Bailey scored the final touchdown of the game on the next Alhambra possession, by catching a punt that went off the side of the punters foot and right into Sully‘s stomach, he then darted right up the middle of the field, dodging multiple potential tacklers, for a Punt Return Touchdown!
The Freshman Dons have a terrific defense! 16 different players made tackles in this game! Linebacker Ace Reeder lead the way with 5 solo tackles and 4 assists – including 2 tackles for a loss of yards. Sully Bailey and Jack Giorgianni both played great games. They each recorded multiple tackles, and multiple tackles for a loss of yards! Bailey also picked off a Alhambra pass for an INT – The most exciting defensive play of the game was late in the 4th quarter with Alhambra driving down the field – Cornerback Ben Brekke skillfully stepped in front of an Alhambra receiver for an interception, and then streaked down the sideline for a 30 yard return before being pushed out of bounds! That play finished off the scoring threat, and the Dons were able to run out the clock from there.
The Freshmen are back in action next Saturday against Amador Valley Dons in Pleasanton – Kickoff scheduled for 1pm