Vacaville High School football team dominates Fairfield in 56-7 blowout
BY TIM ROE: VACAVILLE REPORTER
Somewhere between sloppiness and pure joy, Vacaville High School's football team simply overpowered
host Fairfield 56-7 on Friday night.
The Bulldogs rolled up 356 of their 498 rushing yards in the first half. They also committed 11 penalties
for 123 yards, and lost a pair of fumbles.
No matter. Vacaville simply was too strong for the Falcons, and improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in Monticello
Empire League games.
Twelve different players carried the ball for the Bulldogs, and six scored touchdowns.
"I was very happy to see my teammates get lots of playing time, actually," said Jacob Te'o, who put the
Bulldogs in the lead for good when he returned an interception 25 yards for a score less than three minutes
after the opening kickoff.
"We were a little sloppy, honestly," Te'o added. "Coach kind of talked to us at halftime."
Despite the hiccups, Vacaville moved the ball almost at will. The Bulldogs even unveiled a new wrinkle in
their offense, with running back Curtis Goins lining up at quarterback in a Wildcat ... er, Bulldog ... formation.
He took one direct snap and scored from 53 yards out on the play.
“We spent so much time working on it that we haven't bothered with the name part yet," admitted
Vacaville head coach Mike Papadopoulos, who added that "Wildcat" wouldn't seem right.
Te'o also scored on a 52-yard run, and Melvin Mason added TD runs for 40 and 19 yards while rushing for
111 yards in the first half.
More fun came as backup quarterback Nic Ardave scored on a 29-yard run. Jimmy Cheechov added a
17-yard scoring run, and Marwin Wilson scored from 13 yards out.
The fun didn't stop on offense. Anthony Gonzalez joined Te'o with an interception, Jesse Kassis and
Johnny Schupp recovered fumbles, and Timmy Scott finished with three of the Bulldogs six sacks.
Fairfield's only score came on a 73-yard run by Jordon Harris on the final play of the first half. Apart from
that run, the Falcons had just 93 yards rushing and 149 yards of total offense.
Vacaville plays at Armijo next week