South Fork Cubs get breakthrough win at Tomales

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After a tough start to the season, the South Fork Cubs are finding their form at an opportune time.

On Friday night the Cubs got their first win of the season at Tomales, rolling over the Braves 46-0.

On the way to the game, the players asked head coach Karl Terrell what he would like to see from them in the game, and after a pause the longtime coach replied “a shutout.”

The players responded in style, quickly taking control of the game and never relenting.

The Cubs’ offense didn’t take the field until well into the second quarter, but they led 16-0 at that stage after their defense and special teams set the early tone.

Wesley Way got the party started with a 50-yard punt return early in the opening quarter and teammate Boden Bero-Vanmeter added an interception return for a TD a few minutes later.

The Cubs added two more touchdowns in the second quarter and led 32-0 at halftime to all but end the game as a contest.

“We executed on both sides of the ball, and hopefully we can keep it rolling,” said Terrell, who admitted the first half of the season was tough for the team, which “self-destructed” in the league opener at Stuart Hall two weeks ago.

The Cubs rushed for 279 yards in Friday’s win on just 14 carries (a 19.9 yard average) with Way leading the way and finishing with 137 yards and a TD on just four carries.

Quarterback Shevy Bero-Vanmeter added 71 yards and a TD on four carries, and also completed all three of his pass attempts for 49 yards and a TD.

Camren Washington pulled in a 26-yard TD reception, while fellow senior Broc Contreras had two catches for 24 yards and four carries for 51 yards.

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John Stafslien also ran in for a 20-yard TD.

“Offensively we didn’t have the ball a lot but we produced almost every play,” Terrell said.

Boden Bero-Vanmeter led the defense with 13 total tackles, while Shevy Bero-Vanmeter, Contreras and Lucas Genolio each added 10 tackles.

Justin Freitas had three tackles for a loss.

With the win, the Cubs improved to 1-1 in league and 1-5 on the season.

They return home to host Calistoga in their homecoming game next weekend and Terrell is hoping Friday’s win can help kickstart a late season surge.

“We’re looking forward to the next few weeks,” he said. “I was pretty happy with the performance. We’ll go after it again next week.”

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