UP NEXT: Falcons Face Merced In League Opener

UP NEXT: Falcons Face Merced In League Opener

The West Hills Falcons faced a Los Medanos team that was 1-0, a Yuba team that was 2-0, and now must travel to 3-0 Merced to start the Golden Coast League schedule on Saturday.

WHCC (1-1) has won the GLC three years in a row, but this may be the most talented Merced Blue Devil team in recent years.

Merced has started the 2017 season outscroing opponents, 107-32, including two road wins.

"Merced is the best team we have faced yet," said WHCC head coach Justin Berna. 

"They have a well-coached, very phsyical team. It will be a tough challenge for us."

The Falcons followed a 34-28 loss to Los Medanos (3-0) with a convincing 34-10 victory last week at Yuba (2-1).

Berna said the team accomplished its goal of playing solid for all four quarters.

"I was happy with the way we traveled," he said.

"After a long road trip, it was good to see our focus during the bus ride - and it carried over to our pregame warm-ups and our mentality from kickoff until the end of the game. The offense overcame some penalties and turned good scoring drives into touchdowns, and our defense was awesome."

 

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense: RB Khalil Harshaw (photo by Arielle Berna)

Defense: DL Eric Powell

Special Teams: WR Julain Cardenas

Offensive Scout Team: WR Demauri Hill

Defensive Scout Team: LB Ricahrd Perkins

Lunch Pail Award: DL/OL Grant Denney