Cubs shut out Laytonville, continue to build momentum

With league play now less than two weeks away, the South Fork Cubs are building momentum on the football field.

On Saturday night, the Cubs got their first win of the season at Laytonville, 47-0, and head coach Karl Terrell is seeing progress week to week from a young roster.

“Our team is coming together,” Terrell said. “I’m pretty happy with our progression.”

Junior Justin Freitas ran in for three touchdowns in the win and had 51 yards on five carries, while sophomore teammate Wesley Way ran in for two TDs and finished with 76 yards on five carries

Freshman John Stafslien added a sixth team rushing touchdown.

Quarterback Shevy Vanmeter also connected with John Harding on a 22-yard TD pass.

Harding also has been contributing in other ways this season as well.

“John Harding is kicking the heck out of the ball,” Terrell said of the senior, who has six touchbacks and six extra points in the past two weeks. “I’m impressed, because you don’t know if you’ve got a kicking game year to year and he’s done well.”

So too has Freitas as the punter, rounding out a reliable kicking game for the team.

The Cubs led 20-0 after the opening quarter and Terrell used the occasion to give his back-ups some valuable snaps.

“Everybody got playing time this week,” he said. “I was glad we got the W and I was glad they all got some playing time.”

Along the line, junior guards Lucas Genolio and Josey Paula both impressed, while senior linebacker/center James Shilling led the Cubs in tackles for the third straight week.

Terrell also welcomed back junior safety/receiver Broc Contreras, who had missed some time because of injury, as the Cubs continue to build momentum ahead of league play.

South Fork travels to Potter Valley for a Friday night showdown at 6 p.m., before kicking off league play at Calistoga next week.

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  1. South Fork squad of 40 guys playing8 man football beat Laytonville’s squad of 15 guys. Wow that’s worth writing about. Tell the details of the team dynamics please.

  2. big daddy maybe you should get your facts straight before you start hating on the team of 21 players. 12 of which are first time players and 8 of them are freshman. the first game they played 11 man against hoopa, an almost all senior team and got beat 41-0… the second game was another loss against ferndale 35-21….once south fork got the lead against laytonville, they played freshman and second string most of the game, unlike other teams who didn’t show mercy on either of our teams this year. so sorry south fork finally got a win, and was celebrating it.

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