Vacaville High School football outlasts Lincoln in offensive shootout BY: TIM ROE/VACAVILLE REPORTER
STOCKTON — Forty-nine points, 485 yards of offense, lots of headaches. Oh, Vacaville High School and Lincoln of Stockton played three other quarters, too. Offense certainly wasn't the problem for the Bulldogs or Trojans on Friday night. In fact, Vacaville's football team allowed three touchdowns in less than 12 minutes of play at Spanos Stadium, and even gained on its opponents. The end result was a 56-35 Bulldog victory that left Vacaville at 2-0 -- and left both teams' defensive coordinators looking for some aspirin. "It was quite a barrage by both teams," Vacaville head coach Mike Papadopoulos said. "Obviously, we were happy with our offense. But the thing is, when you play great teams, it raises the level of play, but it also exposes things." Vacaville began the second half with a seemingly comfortable 28-7 lead. But Lincoln scored in three plays after taking the kickoff, with Ravon Alexander hitting Jordan McMiller with a 9-yard scoring pass to pull his team within two TDs. Alexander finished with 252 yards passing and two scores, and had 81 yards rushing and another TD. No matter. Vacaville had the answer every time, and then some. Chad Hekking hooked up with David Mewborn on a 68-yard scoring play to push the lead back to three TDs. Mewborn also had a 69-yard TD run in the third period, and twin brother Daniel chipped in a 65-yard TD run. Hekking also had a 25-yard scoring pass to Tanner Donaldson in the period. David Mewborn finished with four total TDs, and rushed for a team-high 113 yards. Kane Cunningham had 104 rushing yards, including TD runs of 31 and 49 yards straight up the middle as Vacaville gained its advantage in the second period. "The holes were wide open," Cunningham said. "The offense was setting it up, and I got great blocks." Donaldson finished with six catches for 90 yards. Daniel Mewborn rushed for 91 yards, and Hekking threw for 183. As a team, Vacaville totaled 590 yards of offense. The Bulldogs will have all next week to work on their defense before their rough nonleague schedule continues at home against Granite Bay.
Vacaville 56 Lincoln 35
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