Vaca scores big win over Armijo
VACAVILLE — David Mewborn had to work a little harder than brother Daniel for his touchdown, but both
scored as Vacaville High School’s football team put up eight touchdowns and rolled to a 56-8 win over
Armijo on Friday night at Tom Zunino Stadium.
David Mewborn went 56 yards for a score just before halftime when he broke off a sweep early and cut
across the field. Daniel Mewborn’s run came in the third quarter, when he raced 88 yards untouched.
“I went around the outside and cut it back up,” David Mewborn said. “The defense over-pursued and I
was able to break it.”
Vacaville, now 2-0 in the Monticello Empire League and 4-3 overall, tuned up for its big showdown at
Napa next week in fine fashion. The Bulldogs rushed for 454 yards with 13 different running backs.
Quarterback Nic Ardave was a solid 9-of-14 passing for 174 yards and three touchdowns.
Vacaville scored on eight of its 11 possessions and six straight after opening the game with a fumble
on the first drive.
“We had some timing issues early, but the kids really played hard today,” Vacaville coach Mike
Papadopoulos said. “We put a lot of time into the fundamentals this week and the kids really competed.
We’re looking forward to playing Napa. That was the first game we circled on the schedule.”
Jacob Te’o led the Bulldogs with 125 yards ruching on just four carries, including touchdowns of
80 and 10 yards. Demetrius Nunez had a 7-yard touchdown run late in the game.
The rest of the scores came of Ardave passes. Ardave connected with Tanner Donaldson on a 21-yard
pass for a score in the first quarter, a 16-yard strike to Connor Kannelis in the second, and a 37-yard strike
to Gunnar Sigler in the third quarter.
Armijo (0-2 MEL, 1-6 overall) netted just 159 yards - none from the passing game. Running back Damian
Simpson finished with 172 yards on 25 carries and scored the Indians’ lone touchdown late in the game
on an 85-yard run.
Daniel Agbigay, Kannelis, Chris Irving and Kenyan Clay all had a hand in tackles behind the line of
scrimmage for Vacaville.
BY MATT MILLER: VACAVILLE REPORTER