Amador Dons wallop Crescent City 62-8 in home opener

Dons face nationally-ranked De La Salle next Friday

The Amador Valley Dons walloped Crescent City's Del Norte High Warriors Friday night, scoring 28 points in the opening quarter and cruising to a 62-8 victory.

The Dons held Del Norte scoreless for three quarters before the Warriors put together a drive that ended in their only touchdown, Del Norte went for and got the 2 point conversion after the score.

In Friday's non-league game, the Amador Dons were able to basically do whatever they wanted to do for the entire game.

Writing for the Crescent City Times-Standard this morning, sports reporter Aaron Finley noted that while the Del Norte team was in a constant struggle to get anything going, the Warriors picked up its initial first down of the opening half on a Greg Kirby 5-yard run a the 8:44 mark of the second quarter.

The Dons had no such issues. The high-octane Amador Valley offense, led by quarterback Kean Stancil, outgained the Warriors 226-82 in the first half alone, scoring on six of their seven first-half possessions. Stancil himself scored three rushing touchdowns in the first quarter alone, and added a 94-yard kickoff return for a score to open the second half before being replaced by Patrick Gibbons early in the third quarter.

The Warriors did manage to get on the scoreboard on their final drive of the game, as backup quarterback Layton O'Reilley connected with wide receiver Roy Ward on a slant pattern, giving Del Norte a 1st and goal at the Dons 7. Three plays later, running back Warren Bailey plunged across the goal line on a two-yard run, thus avoiding the shutout.

According to sportswriter Finley, Del Norte Warrior head coach Robert Hadfield knew even before making the seven-hour trek to Pleasanton for Friday's nonconference contest with the Division I Amador Valley Dons that his team's odds were very long.

"I'll be glad when this two-year commitment is over," Hadfield said prior to the game in reference to this being the second year of a home-and-home agreement signed between the two schools a season ago.

The Amador Valley Dons will now prepare for their game against nationally-ranked De La Salle this coming Friday.


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Posted by Takin' it easy
a resident of Bonde Ranch
on Sep 27, 2009 at 1:43 pm

Wow,nice scheduling Amador!! Was Harvest Park booked already? Oh well, good luck with De La Salle next week.

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Posted by m
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Takin' it easy" ... that was funny ... but also slightly rude ... you should say Rah! Rah! then add your comments. I know these things because I am an avid follower of Miz Manners ... lol.

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Posted by Gotta agree
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 27, 2009 at 6:26 pm

When you win your non-league schedule 49-10, 58-0 and 64-8, I gotta agree maybe its time to start to schedule someone just a bit more balanced. On the other hand look at the SEC (Florida) in college. They schedule Florida International, Charleston Southern, and Troy Univ. out of league? Don's go into EBAL healthy, but DeLa will be ready after almost beating the 10th ranked team in the country! Hopefully AV's team speed suprises them ;-)

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Posted by The Farmer
a resident of Castlewood
on Sep 27, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I believe that if I played in the SEC or the toughest conference by far in the nation I would schedule a few weak ones myself. Afterall a league schedule of Florida, Alabama, LSU, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi State, Auburn looks pretty tough. De La Salle by 28.

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Posted by Funny
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:57 am

Where are the whiners that complained about foothill girls soccer beating Amador 9-0. This was a much more embarassing run u of the score than that (but both were pretty poor sportsmanship)

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Posted by embarrassed
a resident of another community
on Sep 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

i'm hoping for payback, and De La Salle runs up the score this weekend. No one can convince me the starting QB should be returning the
kickoff starting of 2nd half, winning by more than 40! I'm sure there were other deserving kids to get some playing time.

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Posted by Give me a break
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm

They (Amador)only scored 2 touchdowns in the 2nd half and were very respectful of their opponents. The 3rd string QB ran one in from 45 yards. Do you simply want them to take a knee on every posession in the 2nd half? Obviously Foothill supporters having to complain about anything to do with Amador.......

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