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- City: Windsor, CA 95492..... Colors: Black, Gold..... Coach: Vic Amick..... Mascot: Jaguars
- 2011 North Coast Section Division II Champions...
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Windsor rolls at Miramonte, improves to 3-0
By PHIL BARBER
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
ORINDA — A 2-0 start was great news for Windsor, but wins over Granada and Benicia were a little different from Friday night’s assignment. This was Miramonte, one of the top football programs in the Bay Area and the reigning North Coast Section Division 2 champion, and it was on the road.
“We made that a point of emphasis, that they have something that we want,” Windsor coach Vic Amick said. “That was ours three years ago, but we haven’t tasted that in a while. We kind of emphasized that all week in practice. They’re defending champions, and they’re not gonna let us come into their house and lay down.”
Amick’s crew was up to the challenge. The Jaguars served notice that they may be ready to contend for a North Bay League title, overcoming a 20-14 halftime deficit and running away with an impressive 49-27 win.
Windsor is 3-0 for the first time since it went undefeated and won a section title in 2011. Miramonte, shockingly, is 0-3.
Windsor scored on an interception return by Sam Fletcher, a blocked punt and recovery in the end zone by Mitchell Bruning, and three touchdown passes from Jalen Roman to Bruning in a game that was full of big plays.
Some of those big plays came at the end of the second quarter, and they very nearly undid Windsor.
With the score 14-14, Miramonte got the ball on its own 26 with 1:49 left in the half. Moments later, facing third-and-12 at the Windsor 47, Matadors quarterback Ryan Anderson found Spencer Hardwick over the middle; a Jaguars defender took a bad angle to the receiver, and Hardwick sped for a touchdown.
After a botched extra point, Miramonte recovered an onside kick and was right back in business.
Then came a huge turning point. As the seconds wound down, Anderson lofted a Hail Mary pass that Matadors receiver Sutter Lindberg grabbed out of the sky. The home crowd erupted, but Lindberg was ruled down at the 1 – with no time on the clock.
Windsor had dodged a bullet.
Whatever the Jaguars coaches said to their players at halftime it worked.
Windsor quickly forced Miramonte to go three-and-out, and Bruning blocked the punt and fell on it in the end zone to give his team a 21-20 lead. The Jaguars added a 10-yard run by massive lineman-turned-running back Dmitri Acken and a 15-yard scoring pass from Jalen Roman to Bruning, sandwiched around an interception by Anthony Spallino, and the rout was on.
“Maybe it was hot. Maybe we got here a little too early today, I don’t know what it was. But we were flat,” Amick said. “And that’s not who we are. We’ve worked too hard, done too many things in the offseason to come out that flat in the first half. Our guys have heart. They’re a great family. We never quit on each other.”
Miramonte wasn’t quite finished. On the final play from scrimmage of the third quarter, Anderson hit Lindberg with a pass, two Jaguars missed tackled and Lindberg went 78 yards for a touchdown that cut the score to 35-27.
Undaunted, Windsor dominated the fourth quarter and left with a big victory.
Roman rushed for 146 yards and passed for 112 in the game, brushing aside an early pick-six that put his team in a 7-0 hole just 2:10 into the game. He also recovered a fumble to preserve a drive and make a touchdown possible
“Great leader,” Amick said. “I’ve said this and I’ll say it again: He’s one of the better players in the Empire. He’s a straight-out football player. He’s not a quarterback by nature. He’s a football player by nature. He does special things that we can’t even tell him to do.”
Acken rushed for 58 yards in the second half as he wore down the Matadors.
The crazy thing is, Windsor can get even better. The Jaguars were missing several injured players Friday, including three lineman, and will get most of them back soon. And Amick said his kids aren’t “great practice players” yet.
They do play with heart, though, as the coach told them after the game. Then he gave them the good news:
“Bye week. No film tomorrow.”
Windsor gets a week off and returns to open North Bay League play against Ukiah.
Footballers power past Benicia, 21-7...
Mitchell Bruning is one of a strong group of juniors on an improved Jaguars football squad this season. The 2-0 Jags will visit Miramonte this Friday.
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Jaguars put 2-0 record on line at Miramonte on Friday
The varsity football Jaguars logged their second straight win of the campaign on Friday, slipping past home-standing Benicia in impressive fashion, 21-7.
The victory avenged a 34-27 loss to the Panthers last season and gives the Jags added momentum heading into a titanic road clash at perennial power Miramonte this Friday, Sept. 12 (5/7:30 p.m.).
“It was a good quality win, we've had that one circled since last year when they stole one at home from us,” victorious WHS coach Vic Amick said. “It was big for us and our young team to go on the road and play the way we did.”
Despite missing key starters, particularly on the offensive line, Windsor churned up 275 yards on the ground against Benicia, the bulk of the damage done by quarterback Jalen Roman and bruising fullback Dmitri Acken.
“I'm very proud of our offensive line which was without starters Kyle Davis (concussion) and Cameron Caughey (dislocated shoulder),” Amick noted. “Other guys stepped up and we were able to run the ball behind them.”
The Panthers drew first blood on Friday on their opening drive to take an early 7-0 lead, but it only served to awaken a determined Windsor squad. The Jags clawed back in the first period when Acken capped a prolonged march with a four-yard touchdown burst, knotting the contest at 7-7 at the end of one.
The Jaguars broke the deadlock in the second quarter, finding pay-dirt on another 29-yard scoring jaunt from Acken for a 14-7 edge. Windsor’s defensive unit spoiled a couple of promising Panther’s drives with interceptions late in the period to help preserve a seven-point lead at the break.
The second half belonged to Windsor, with a strong push from the front seven effectively throttling the Benicia offense for the last 24 minutes. The Jags iced the game in the third quarter on a one-yard scoring plunge from Roman to cap an eventual 21-7 win.
“I'm just proud of how we’ve played with so much passion and togetherness as a unit,” Amick noted. “These kids have worked as hard as any group we've had and the two games so far have been a justification of that.”
Roman eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the second straight game, churning up 136 yards on 19 carries and one score while completing seven of 12 pass attempts for 90 yards. Acken finished a great night with 11 rushes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
Leading the defensive charge for Windsor were Lucas Campos (10 tackles), Evan Legaspi (8 tackles, INT), Sam Fletcher (8 tackles), and Anthony Rea (7 tackles, INT).
Jags run past Granada, 30-10 in season grid opener...
Football receiver Gedi Tavares hauled in a long pass in the second quarter to key a 30-10 win over visiting Granada in the season opener on Aug. 29.
Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The varsity football Jaguars served notice of great things to come on Friday, turning back visiting Granada, 30-10 in the much anticipated season opener before a packed house at Kirkpatrick Stadium.
Windsor used outstanding efforts from many of their skill position players and a dominant effort from the men in the trenches to erase an early 10-3 deficit.
Senior quarterback Jalen Roman logged a sensational 2014 debut under center, completing 11 of 15 pass attempts for 133 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 10 rushes for 100 yards on the ground.
“I thought we played great for starting 16 juniors,” victorious WHS head coach Vic Amick said. “There were times when we sputtered but I couldn't be more happy with the heart and passing we had for four quarters.”
The Jags (1-0) will quickly turn their attention to their next pre-league obstacle – a Friday, Sept. 5 visit to Benicia. The Panthers (0-1) are coming off a 48-13 loss to Concord in their opener last week. Kickoff for the JV and varsity are 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Dominant second half keys win
The Jaguars drew first blood on Friday with a field goal in the opening quarter, but the Matadors answered with 10 straight points for a 10-3 lead.
It would prove to be the high water mark for Granada, as Roman found speedy receiver Gedi Tavares on a long scoring pass early in the second peirod to knot the contest at 10-10 at the break.
The second half belonged to Windsor, as the Jaguar’s defense began to take control of the line of scrimmage. Leading 17-10, Windsor linebacker Sam Fletcher intercepted a pass and took it 20 yards to the house to open up a 23-10 advantage at the end of three.
“Sam’s pick was huge and gave us life in the second half,” Amick noted.
The Jaguars added one more insurance score in the fourth quarter en route to a 30-10 win.
In addition to Roman, other big offensive contributors included Tavares (3-60 yards receiving, TD), Mitchell Bruning (5-45 yards receiving, TD), and Lance Langhals (TD). Leading defenders included Bruning (10 tackles), Cameron Caughey (2 sacks), Fletcher (INT, TD), and Evan Legaspi (INT).
Sept. 5 @ Benicia (5/7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 12 @ Miramonte (5/7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 26 @ Ukiah (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 3 @ Casa Grande (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 10 @ Montgomery (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 17 @ Santa Rosa (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 24 @ Rancho Cotate (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 31 @ Maria Carrillo (5/7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 7 @ Cardinal Newman (5/7:30 p.m.
September 2, 2014
Senior quarterback Jalen Roman (11) will lead an improved Jaguar’s squad, as the team kicks off the 2014 campaign this Friday against visiting Granada.
Jaguars football season returns
September 2, 2014
Windsor kicks off season on Friday vs. Granada
The varsity football Jaguars figure to field a blend of talent and experience this fall, as they look to battle for the upper echelon in the rough and tumble North Bay League.
Windsor is in the final stages of preparation for the season opener in the friendly confines this Friday, Aug. 29 against visiting Granada, as the JV and varsity kickoff off at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
The Jaguars have their sights set firmly on a return to the post-season, after finishing the 2013 NBL campaign tied for fifth place at 3-4. Windsor scored a win over Rancho Cotate in the NCS opener before finishing the year at an even 6-6.
The team figures to benefit greatly from a season of growth with 23 juniors and 15 seniors on this year’s roster, a team that is battle-tested and ready to take the next step toward football prominence.
The list of key returnees starts with senior quarterback Jalen Roman, a proven playmaker who moves over from the wide-receiver spot of a year ago. With the ability to burn the opposition with both his arm and legs, Roman should keep defenses guessing as he directs a balanced offensive attack.
Other key returnees on offense are bruising fullbacks Dmitri Acken and Anthony Spallino, and running backs Hunter Hanson and Bradley Clark. Wide receivers include Evan Legaspi, Anthony Rea, Jared Evans and Lance Langhals, and tight end Mitchell Bruning.
The Jaguars will feature one of the best weapons in the league with returning kicker Gedi Tavares.
Defensively, Windsor will boast an outstanding linebacking corps that includes run-stopping juniors Mitchell Bruning and Sam Fletcher, and seniors Anthony Spallino, and Bradley Clark. The defensive backfield will be led by Legaspi, Rea, Langhals and Roman. Tackle Dmitri Acken will anchor the D-Line.
The Jags will need to negotiate a tough league schedule, with perennial powers Casa Grande, Rancho Cotate and Cardinal Newman expected to be the top dogs in the chase for the NBL crown.
2014 WHS football schedule
Aug. 29 — Granada (5/7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 5 — @ Benicia (5/7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 12 — @ Miramonte (5/7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 26 — Ukiah (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 3 — Casa Grande (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 10 — @ Montgomery (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 17 — @ Santa Rosa (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 24 — Rancho Cotate (5/7:30 p.m.)
Oct. 31 — Maria Carrillo (5/7:30 p.m.)
Nov. 7 — @ Cardinal Newman (5/7:30 p.m.)
Windsor School Calendar...
|Friday, Sep 19 |
|Fremont (Oakland, CA) @ Sonoma Valley (Sonoma) ||5:00pm ||Sonoma |
|Healdsburg (CA) @ Piedmont (CA) ||6:30pm ||Piedmont |
|Petaluma (CA) @ Jefferson (Daly City, CA) ||7:00pm ||TBA |
|Santa Rosa (CA) @ Deer Valley (Antioch) ||7:30pm ||DEER VALLEY HS |
|Middletown (CA) @ El Molino (Forestville) ||7:30pm ||El Molino |
|Analy (Sebastopol) @ Montgomery (Santa Rosa) ||7:30pm ||Montgomery |
|Analy (Sebastopol) @ Montgomery (Santa Rosa, CA) ||7:30pm ||Montgomery |
|American Canyon (American Canyon, CA) @ Rancho Cotate (Rohnert Park, CA) ||7:30pm ||Rancho Cotate |
|Sutter @ Ukiah (CA) ||7:30pm ||Ukiah |
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