The American Canyon Atletico FC under-15 boys soccer team won the Ballistic United Fall Harvest Soccer Tournament last weekend, allowing two goals the entire tournament.
They recorded wins over Livermore Fusion, 4-0, Dublin United, 3-1, Ballistic United, 1-0, and the Montclair Clippers, 3-1. The last two games were nailbiters, with Alex Cañas scoring from 35 yards out in the semifinal game to give AC Atletico FC the 1-0 win. In the championship match, Jose Naranjo dribbled through the defense and beat the goalkeeper to score the game-winner as time expired in the first half.
AC Atletico FC has won two of its three tournaments this year, also claiming the MVLA Spring Cup and reaching the semifinals of the Portland Clash at the Border tournament over the summer.
12 & Under Baseball
American Canyon residents Roman Boloyan and Mason Gaskins helped the American Canyon/North Bay Rebels win the All World “King of the Dirt” tournament in Antioch over Labor Day weekend.
The Rebels went 3-0-1, beating Extreme Baseball of Castro Valley in the championship game, 8-4.
A competitive travel team based in American Canyon, the Rebels have players from American Canyon, Benicia, Fairfield and Vallejo. They will compete in two more tournaments, Sept. 23-24 in Fremont and Oct. 7-8 in Elk Grove, before taking the fall and winter off. For more information, visit acrebels.org or acnorthbayrebels on Facebook.
The visiting American Canyon Junior Wolves recently won three of four games against the against Napa Valley Jets at Silverado Middle School in Napa.
The 8-and-under team improved to 3-0 with a 39-0 victory.
The Wolves were led offensively by Isaac Anderson, who posted a team-leading 105 yards rushing, 40 yards receiving and three touchdowns. Anderson also completed 3 of 4 passes for 42 yards, including one completion to Wilson-Henderson for a conversion. Kameron “Sugar” Hunter, Darrian “Lil Barry” Johnson and Robert “Samurai” Gaviola also had nice touchdown runs to seal the win for the Wolves.
Offensive linemen Giovani “Cinder Block” Ford, Eikipeavale “Tsunami” Mausia, Elias “Sire” Esplana, Aaden “Big Snookie” Snook, and Justin “Minecraft” Ojascastro opened holes as American Canyon produced nearly 300 yards of total offense.
The 8-U Wolves posted a solid defensive performance holding the Jets to negative yardage. They were led by Wilson-Henderson’s nine tackles and Anderson’s seven, while teammates Keon “Bionic” Cormier, Nate “Big Nate” Gamboa, Abram “Big Hands Nagerski” Stickles, and nose tackle Gaviola shut down all attempts by the Jets to produce anything offensively. Amari “Elementary” Watson recovered a fumble and Cormier added an onside-kick recovery.
American Canyon won 50-12 in the 10-and-under division.
Andrew “Speed Demon” Hearne put on a show with three 50-plus-yard rushing touchdowns, a 60-yard TD on a kickoff return, an a 60-yard TD on an interception return.
Khalil “Typhoon” Hunter scampered 12 yards for a score, ran 3 yards for an extra point, and threw a 25-yard scoring strike to Ugene “Executioner” Jackson.
Joey “Tombstone” DiMaggio rumbled for a 1-yard TD and Marsol “Boogie” Davis streaked into the end zone for an extra point.
On defense, the bend-don’t-break Wolves held the Jets to 12 points, highlighted by a pivotal stop on fourth-and-1 by Ryan “Death Ray” Espiritu and a touchdown-saving tackle on a kickoff late in the fourth quarter by Kevin “Atomic” Martin.
The Junior Wolves won 27-0 in the 12-and-under division.
Their defense was led by Kapono Liu, who registered seven tackles and five assists. Sean Yumang registered five tackles, two assists, a forced fumble, and an interception. Darnell Jeffery registered six tackles, and David Garcia registered four. The scoring was capped by Xavier Lopez with a pick-six early in the fourth quarter.
Offensively, the Junior Wolves registered over 400 yards rushing. They were led by Darnell Jeffery’s 150 yards on nine carries, including a 55-yard touchdown early in the first quarter. Fabian Caballero added 110 yards on 11 carries, also scoring from 3 yards out. Yumang added an 8-yard TD run.
The Jets won the 14-and-under game, 21-19.
Roman Webb led the charge at quarterback with two touchdown runs, from 4 and 5 yards out. Armando Menendez also scored for the Junior Wolves from 4 yards out.
American Canyon’s defense was led by George Konoval with six tackles, an assist, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Preston Gullum registered five tackles, and Calvin Bowens notched three tackles and four assists.