Sports are back and in the proper season! The Athletic Department cannot thank our coaches enough for all of the hard work and dedication they give to our Student-Athletes! Here is a recap in CB Sports for the week of 8/16/21:
For the first time in two seasons, CBXC ran its first real cross country meet today at Sierra College in Rocklin. Imagine this…few masks, outdoor races on dirt, rolling hills, and dust…lots of dust. And when that dust settled, CB had shown why they are one of the best D4 teams in the region.
Beginning with the very first race of the day, CB showed they were ready to race. Ninth grade women, led by Elise Perkins (6th Place), set the bar with their first place place team finish. As the meet continued, 9th grade men’s team, led by Alex Potter, finished 4th overall. For the 10th grade women’s team, Tara Cooper finished a very respectable 15:54, finishing 31st overall. Sophomore men ran next with Sam Nealon finishing 11:54 and Reign Saldana close behind at 12:04 over the two mile course. In the Juniors race, Allie Moya led the way for the women (9th overall), while Tyler Simi led the men with his 12:02. He was followed closely behind by Nikos Burciaga (12:32). For the seniors, Sami Bateman led the way with a 12:37 while Senior Natalie Stone led the women with a 15:12 only seven seconds ahead of Paige Hardy.
All in all it was a great day for CB XC and the Falcons Runners!
Next up, a pancake breakfast!
The Varsity Football team opened up the season down the street against Burbank High School. Jackson Tallent-Burleson ’22 took the opening kickoff 49 yards to the Burbank 20 yard line and 3 plays later Sac Bee Player of the Year, DJ Crowther ‘22, punched it in for the first touchdown of the season. CB dominated the rest of the night not allowing Burbank to cross midfield. Jake Elorduy ’22 passed for 162 yards and tossed 2 touchdowns to John Marengo ’22 who led the team in receiving with 72 yards. CB took a 39-0 lead into halftime and forced a running clock in the 2nd half. DJ ran for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns and Jackson ran for 29 yards with a touchdown while also having an interception. Phillip Bell ’25 made his freshman debut with 4 catches for 41 yards. Demonte Robinson ’22 lead the team with 4 tackles. CB’s defense swarmed Burbank’s QB all night forcing 6 sacks from Landon Howard ’23, Shamond Shears ’24, Lorenzo Bautista ’24, Nehemiah Mullinax ’23, Cory Cruze ’22, and Tommy Pantega ’25. CB won with a final score of 52-0 and will travel to face #15 ranked Pleasant Grove @ Sheldon HS. Gametime is set for 7pm.
The JV football team opened up the season with a win against Laguna Creek HS. It was a close game that came down to a defensive stop at the end for a 10-6 Christian Brothers win. The game was highlighted by a great defensive performance by CB. Jordan Howell ’24 scored the first points of the year in the first quarter with a 24 yard field goal to put CB in front 3-0. In the second quarter Isaiah Jordan ’25 scored on a 5 yard TD run to give CB a 10-0. Laguna Creek scored in the fourth quarter and missed the extra point putting the game at 10-6 CB. LC drove down to the CB 17 yard line with less than 30 seconds to play. Jordan Howell forced a game winning sack to the 25 yard line as time ran out for LC.
Game highlights, the defense had 7 sacks lead by Dexter Stinson ’24 (2), Jordan Howell (1), Jordan Medina ’25 (1), Adrian Davis ’25 (1), Weston Green ’24 (1) and Daniel Pierson ‘24(1). The defensive secondary had three pass break ups and one interception lead by Kamari Simpson ’24 with two pass break ups and one interception. On offense Joey Pelka ’25 lead the team in rushing with 76 yards on 19 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry. Kamari Simpson lead all receivers with 30 receiving yards. CB will face Pleasant Grove next week at Sheldon HS. Game time set for 5pm.