LAKE COUNTY — Soccer on a Friday afternoon? Yep, the Clear Lake Cardinals and Fort Bragg Timberwolves, dodging the specter of a potential PG&E security blackout, went with a 1 p.m. kickoff to ensure that they had loads of gentle to play their North Central League I varsity soccer recreation held practically a 12 months in the past at present at Don Owens Stadium in Lakeport.
Till the COVID-19-delayed 2020-21 sports activities season begins in December, the Lake County Report-Bee will have a look again on the native sports activities happenings of a 12 months in the past and the groups and athletes who had been making the headlines.
With the potential for one other PG&E energy blackout looming, Clear Lake Excessive Faculty officers thought of a number of choices earlier than deciding that an early begin for its Friday recreation with the Timberwolves was one of the simplest ways to go. The Cardinals entered play driving a five-game dropping streak and had been 0-3 in league motion, however they turned in one among their finest efforts of the season and rolled to a 36-14 victory, their first dwelling win in 4 tries throughout the 2019 marketing campaign.
Clear Lake had each its operating and passing video games going. Quarterback Darius Ford accomplished 10 of 17 passes for 153 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, huge receiver Travis Howe caught two landing passes and operating again Treppa Marcks (26 carries for 146 yards) rushed for 3 scores as Clear Lake scored its most factors since a 60-44 playoff loss to St. Patrick/St. Vincent of Vallejo within the 2017 sectional playoffs.
Clear Lake’s 380 yards of whole offense and the 14 factors allowed by its protection had been each season bests to that time.
Along with his three catches as a large receiver, Howe additionally picked off two passes on protection.
The victory touched off a robust end to the 2019 season because the Cardinals received three of their remaining 4 video games, together with a 37-30 dwelling victory over Kelseyville within the annual Bass Bowl recreation to finish the 12 months.