The South Forks Cubs got in another last-minute game in eight-man football over the weekend, traveling south to Antioch to play Cornerstone Christian on Friday.
This time, however, the opposition offered a much bigger challenge than last weekend’s matchup at Roseland Prep in Santa Rosa, knocking off the Cubs 56-42.
With several games on South Fork’s schedule being canceled this year due to schools dropping their teams, the Cubs have had to scramble to get in games, scheduling the past two just a couple of days before playing them.
And with the North Coast Section playoffs getting under way next weekend, a matchup against a quality team was exactly what head coach Karl Terrell and his players wanted.
“We needed to play a tough game,” the head coach said.
Senior co-captains and team leaders C.J. Van Meter and Cody Wyatt continued to lead the way on a young Cubs team,
Van Meter threw for four TDs, all of them to Wyatt, as well as running in for one and adding three two-point conversion runs.
Wyatt finished with 144 yards receiving and 114 yards rushing.
Sophomore Alex Harding, who has emerged as another threat on a high-octane Cubs offense, added 114 yards rushing on 10 carries.
“They’re a good team,” Terrell said of Cornerstone. “The game could have gone either direction. We just made a couple of mistakes.”
The Cubs, who are 7-3 on the season, are currently ranked fourth among eight-man schools in the NCS, and should earn a home game to open the playoffs next weekend.
The NCS seedings will be announced on Sunday.
Cornerstone Christian is 9-0 and ranked one spot ahead of South Fork.