Fans Support Santa Rosa in First Varsity Football Game
Santa Rosa Academy's Kylan Bautista protects the ball on a kickoff return against Calvary Chap...
|Santa Rosa Academy's Kylan Bautista protects the ball on a kickoff return against Calvary Chapel on Saturday.|
(Photo by Brianna Stovall)
The outcome was not what the Rangers would've liked -- visiting Calvary Chapel scored a 41-0 victory -- but Santa Rosa coach Bob Burt saw a lot of good things in what happened.
In particular, Burt praised the play of linebacker Caleb Smeraldi, linebacker Lance Burden and linebacker/tailback Jacob Hestadalen.
In photo at left, Justin McCullough gains ground against the Calvary Chapel defense. (Photo by Joe Quinn).
Burt also was encouraged by the play of quarterback Antonio Diaz.
"He kept his poise, which was impressive," Burt said. "He met with some adversity, but he handled it well. He's only a sophomore."
Santa Rosa's next game will be at Hamilton High of Anza on Sept. 12. The Rangers' next home game is Sept. 26 against Calvin Christian of Escondido.
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In photo at right, Shane Smith heads into position to make a play. (Photo by Joe Quinn).