Saturday Oct 11 2008
Bradshaw Christian buries Foresthill, 40-0
By: Brian Fuchs Journal Sports Correspondent
SACRAMENTO — The Bradshaw Christian football team was too much for Foresthill Friday night as the Pride beat the Wildfires 40-0. The packed house was swarming in a sea of purple for homecoming. The heavy cheers were infused into the Pride as they put up 26 points in the first half. The Pride brought an exceptional run game to the table that couldn’t be contained by the Wildfires defense. Top flight running backs for Bradshaw Christian, Tyler Takahashi and Brady Dragmire accounted for 281 yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries. Bradshaw Christian finished with 425 yards on the ground. Bradshaw Christian moves to 4-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Sacramento Metro Conference. The Wildfires offense sputtered as they got shutout for the second straight game. Whether it was the frigid cold and wind or the Bradshaw Christian defense, Foresthill couldn’t get anything going on offense. Coach Jim Herlehy did add the I-formation to the playbook for a more balanced attack with the spread offense. “The I-Form was added to give defenses a different look than the spread offense,” said coach Herlehy. “It also allows the runners to hit the holes quicker and harder.” Although, Bradshaw Christian won big, Foresthill held their heads up high and played a great second half on defense. The Wildfires only allowed 14 points in the second half and did a much better job against the Pride’s tenacious run attack. “Our scheme was good on defense in the first half,” said coach Herlehy. “We just needed to read the defense better in the second half and get more big plays from the linebackers.” The Wildfires drop to 2-3 on the year and a rough 0-2 start in the Sacramento Metro Conference. Back to back losses to start conference play is a huge let down after a quick 2-1 start. Foresthill heads back home to face defending league champion Vacaville Christian Friday.