One down, 13-or-so to go. It was a good first week of football for the area. I wasn't too excited about football season last week, but after attending two games and watching some college games on Saturday, I'm back baby!
It was sometime during the second quarter of Frederick's destruction of Cache that football fever caught on. The Bombers are already in mid-season form with a 77-27 victory. Granted, they're not going to average 77 per game this season, but last season's 46 can definitely be eclipsed.
Still they rolled up more than 700 yards of total offense including 404 passing yards by quarterback Trevor Flores. Running back Marcus Ibarra had two long touchdown runs in the third quarter. Frederick won't be stopped many times this season.
As for Cache, the score indicates the same thing the Bulldogs have been doing the last few years, but Cache showed some bright spots.
Senior running back Deverick Richardson rushed for 129 yards and three scores in the Bulldogs' new Wing-T offense. Quarterback Tyler Tate played well starting off 3 for 3 before Frederick's pass rush got to him.
After watching that game, both teams show signs of promise, albeit at different levels. Frederick looks like it can make a deep playoff run in Class 2A, something it is expected to do. Cache, under new head coach Stacey Hunt, looks like it is ready to take steps forward.
The Bulldogs may not win more than three games, but they won't play too many teams better than Frederick. Their improvement, coupled with Elgin's improvement, makes their showdown on Oct. 12 look very promising.