Galena rolls past Douglas
The bye week has come at an opportune time for the Douglas High football team.
Douglas (1-1 Sierra League) is 2-5 overall for the season, including a forfeit win from Hug due to the use of an ineligible player on Sept. 18. The Tigers close out their regular season with a league game at Damonte Ranch on Oct. 23 and then a rivalry contest against Carson on Thursday, Oct. 29.
“We are focused on improving our defense and being more consistent on offense,” coach Ernie Monfiletto said. “The kids have a great resolve and to be honest, I don’t see one bit of quit in them. They have a great attitude, they show up to practice every day with a desire to be good team-mates and to get better. I couldn’t ask for a finer group of young men to coach.”
The Tigers are coming off a 56-17 loss Friday night against a Galena team that rushed for 431 yards and six touchdowns. Galena (4-2 overall, 1-0 league) visits Carson (7-1, 2-0) to play for first-place and possession of the league’s No. 1 seed into the region playoffs.
Douglas put 10 first-quarter points on the scoreboard on a 3-yard touchdown run by Bryce James and 34-yard field goal by Adrian Gonzalez. James now has nine rushing touchdowns for the season. Cody Ball scored on an 82-yard kickoff for the Tigers’ final touchdown shortly before halftime.
James was 12-for-24 for 116 yards passing, with Ball accounting for 92 yards on seven catches. Sam Melhus rushed for 47 yards and James ran for another 34.
Quintin Mills rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns while Jake Berger ran for 126 yards and one score to lead a balanced attack for the Grizzlies.