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Big night for Bero-Vanmeter, as Cubs get impressive win 

Submitted photo- Action from Saturday night’s game at Calistoga.

Shevy Bero-Vanmeter had one of his best games yet for South Fork on Saturday night, as the Cubs came away from Calistoga with one of their most impressive wins of the season in their league opener.

The Cubs opened up a 29-point lead before halftime and went on to win 29-12, while improving to 1-0 in the NCL-II and 3-2 overall.

“We’re building,” head coach Karl Terrell said. “We’re getting better. We’re producing as a team and we’re looking good.”

Bero-Vanmeter was instrumental in the win, accounting for all four of his team’s touchdowns and making 14 tackles on defense.

The junior QB completed 3 of 5 passes for 132 yards, two TDs and no interceptions, including a 70-yard scoring pass to John Harding on the Cubs’ opening play.

Bero-Vanmeter also ran in for two TDs while rushing for 25 yards on five carries.

“He’s getting to throw the ball on time now, instead of waiting, and we saw that this week,” Terrell said. “I see him improving each week.”

Harding also had a big night and continues to play a key role in the young team’s development.

The senior standout had two catches for 78 yards, both of which went for touchdowns, while also leading the team in tackles with 15.

But his contribution goes well beyond that.

“He’s becoming a leader,” the head coach said. “He’s speaking up a little more, and he’s got the knowledge of the game. You need those leaders on the field.”

Wesley Way also had a good night running the ball and finished with 81 yards on 12 carries, while Juston Freitas added 40 yards on five carries and Canon Baker 13 on two.

Baker added 10 tackles and Freitas nine.

The Cubs also had five sacks, including a pair from Jasper Wilkes and one each from Freitas, Baker and James Shilling.

Wilkes capped a good all-around night with a reception for 54 yards.

The Cubs, who are tied atop the league standings with Stuart Hall and California School for the Deaf, will have a bye this week before traveling to play Branson next week.

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