Friday, September 6, 2014
at Oak Ridge Trojans
0-0; 8-4 in 2013
Oak Ridge leads the series 2-0
OAK RIDGE TROJANS
0-0; 12-2 in 2013
This will be the 3rd meeting between the two schools. Bulldog
alumn Eric Cavaliere is the current head coach for the Trojans
who finished the 2013 seasonas the SJS Division I runner-ups
for the second straight year.
Oak Ridge is led by junior quarterback Ian Book. Book threw
for more than 2,500 yards last year. He is ranked #60 in the
state for the 2016 class by Rivals.com and holds early offers
from Idaho and San Diego. He is joined in the backfield by
running back Stephen Douglas. Last year, Douglas rushed for
an average of 6.3 yards per carry.
Defensively, Andrew Lackowski returns and brings with him
an offer from San Diego where the Trojans took part in a
summer camp. He was second-team, All-Delta River League
as a junior and made the post-season All-Sierra Foothill League as a linebacker. He is
the only member of the Trojans’ defense to make the preseason list.
Oak Ridge is one of two new teams that are
headed to the new Sierra Foothill League.
The Trojans beat new league mates
Rocklin (23-21) and Granite Bay (28-17)
Before beginning league action, Oak Ridge
will take on Whitney, Burbank and Reed of
Nevada. The Trojans have posted at least
one playoff win in each of the last three
Vacaville will have a good core returning from an offense
which averaged 36 points per game in 2013. Starting at
quarterback, Chad Hekking is back for his senior year after
passing for 1,614 yards and 17 touchdowns compared to
just four interceptions. The Bulldogs bring back runners
DaMonte Moore and Kane Cunningham, which combined to
ruch for over 1,000 yards in 2013. The Bulldogs have been
a picture of offensive production over the last decade and
this year’s version should follow that trend.
Vacaville has several key returners on defense, including Wyatt Faulkner, Mykal Walker
and Dulon Stevens. The large group will try to continue the Bulldogs' incredible run of
success. Vacaville went 8-4 last year, qualifying for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for
the eighth straight season.
The Bulldogs also went 5-0 to win the Monticello Empire League title, the team's fifth
undefeated MEL season in a row. Vacaville has won 26 straight MEL games dating back
to the 2008 campaign.
A revamped but still daunting nonleague schedule should prepare the Bulldogs for MEL
play. Enterprise and Berkeley replace Valley Christian of San Jose and Deer Valley of
Antioch on the schedule.
Enterprise played for a state title last year, and their core group was very young. Berkeley
is very big. The Bulldogs will be playing physically big teams week 4 and 5. Vacaville lost
two quality teams from the schedule, but feels like it has picked up two more.
OAK RIDGE TROJANS
ERIC CAVALIERE COACHING RECORD
2014 SIERRA FOOTHILL
Oak Ridge 24, Vacaville 21
19/33 232 yds 1 TD
26 rushes for 113 yards, 1 TD
9/14 89 yds 1 TD
53 rushes for 367 yards, 2 TD’s
Oak Ridge 28, Vacaville 14
7/15 76 yds 1 TD
38 rushes for 232 yards 3 TD’s
5/15 78 yds
54 rushes for 253 yards, 2 TD’s
MIKE PAPADOPOULOS COACHING RECORD