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Charles Bertoli, Boise State bowl over Wyoming

2013-11-18T21:18:00Z Charles Bertoli, Boise State bowl over WyomingMARTY JAMES Napa Valley Register
November 18, 2013 9:18 pm  • 

Charles Bertoli rushed for 30 yards on six carries for Boise State Saturday night as the host Broncos rolled to a 48-7 Mountain West Conference win over Wyoming.

Bertoli is a redshirt freshman running back and a graduate of St. Helena High School, where he was the Napa County Player of the Year, Redwood Empire Player of the Year and the North Central League I Most Valuable Player.

His longest run for Boise State (7-3 overall, 5-1 Mountain West Conference) was eight yards.

The Broncos scored 48 unanswered points.

ESPN2 will carry Boise State’s home regular-season finale against New Mexico on Nov. 30.

This will be the seventh Boise State game that ESPN’s family of networks will broadcast this season, and the second on ESPN2.

Hodge, Blanchfield, Raymond in state record book

Vintage High’s Pat Hodge and St. Helena’s Tom Blanchfield and Walt Raymond, three Napa Valley legends, are in the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book.

They are among California’s regular season state statistical champions going back through the years.

Hodge was the 1980 California regular season scoring champion, with 158 points in 10 games. The Crushers’ star tailback had 25 touchdowns.

Blanchfield was the 1960 state regular season scoring champion, with 185 points (27 TDs in nine games).

Vallejo’s Dick Bass (256 points, (37 TDs, nine games) was the state regular season scoring champion in 1954 and the Apaches’ Jerry Hinton (138 points, 23 TDs, 10 games) was the scoring champion in 1949.

Raymond was the California regular season passing yards champion in 1959, with 1,644 yards in nine game.

California regular season rushing champions include Ron Minamide of Vacaville (1,746 yards, nine games), 1959; Bass (1,964 yards in nine games), 1954; Bass (1,726 yards in nine games), 1953; and Lowell Burkett of Vallejo (1,225 yards in 10 games), 1945.

Boyett, Jones play for UC Davis

Charles Boyett had a big game this past Saturday for UC Davis, making six total tackles and returning three punts for 58 yards as the Aggies beat visiting North Dakota, 34-18, in a Big Sky Conference game at Aggie Stadium.

One of his returns was for 44 yards.

Boyett, a Napa High graduate who is having a very good season, had four solo stops, two assisted tackles, with one tackle for a three-yard loss and a pass breakup.

Zach Jones, also a graduate of Napa High, had two tackles (one solo, one assist).

UC Davis (4-7 overall, 4-3 Big Sky) returns to action with the 60th annual Causeway Classic Saturday at rival Sacramento State (5-6 overall, 4-3 Big Sky).

Kickoff at Hornet Stadium is 3:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet California and KHTK 1140 AM will carry the game.

Ruffino, San Diego end season

Starting middle linebacker Michael Ruffino and other University of San Diego seniors were honored during a pregame ceremony on Senior Day Saturday at Torero Stadium.

San Diego then went out and won its season finale, 23-13 over Drake, ending the year with four straight wins.

Ruffino, a Napa High graduate, had five total tackles (two solo, three assists). The Torero defense shut out Drake in the second and third quarters.

San Diego finished the 2013 season 8-3 overall.

Calistoga’s Dunsford leads Newman to win

Quarterback Keaton Dunsford completed 20 of 27 passes for 317 yards and three touchdowns as Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa won its CIF North Coast Section Division 3 playoff opener, 53-7, over Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo last week.

Dunsford, a Calistoga resident, had scoring passes of 29, 32 and 28 yards as Newman moved on to the NCS quarterfinals.

Marathon scoring drive

After a 20-yard kickoff return by Mitch Spinelli to start Friday’s first-round CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game in El Dorado Hills, Napa High drove 70 yards in 21 plays, using the entire first quarter and keeping highly regarded Oak Ridge’s offense off the field.

The marathon scoring drive culminated in Jack Good’s two-yard touchdown run on a quarterback keeper with 11:17 to go in the first half. Julio DeHaro’s PAT gave Napa an early 7-0 lead.

The clock kept running in the first quarter as Napa picked up six first downs during the drive, converting three times on fourth down and twice on third-down situations.

Oak Ridge won, 31-7, and advances to play Granite Bay.

This is a rematch of last year’s Section DI championship game, a 35-23 Granite Bay victory. The Grizzlies are riding an 11-game playoff winning streak, including last year’s CIF State Division I Championship Bowl Game. Oak Ridge has won four of its last five playoff games.

These teams will both be Sierra Foothill League members next year, and have a long history of postseason games against each other.

The long postseason

Section champions become eligible for participation in the CIF State Football Bowl Northern California Regional Championships, to be played on Dec. 13 and 14 at sites to be determined.

Winners of the regional games will play in the state championships on Dec. 20 and 21 at StubHub Center (formerly Home Depot Center) in Carson.

Section commissioners will select 10 north and 10 south teams to compete in four divisional regional games based on enrollment plus an open division championship.

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