Saturday, October 20, 2007


Piedmont wins 5th game in a row with A-11 offensive air raid of JFK

In BSAL play: Friday afternoon at JFK – High School in Richmond, CA, the visiting Piedmont Highlanders football team overcame a shaky take off, but then began an aerial attack utilizing its diverse A-11 offense to bomb the Eagles stingy defense en route to a 28 – 0 win. The Highlanders now stand 5 – 2 overall and are tied for first place in the BSAL at (3 – 0) with unbeaten St. Patrick’s of Vallejo, CA (7 – 0).

Piedmont’s A-11 offense featuring two quarterbacks in shotgun and (all eleven players potentially eligible) took the opening drive down the field and picked apart the JFK defense. However, an onslaught of penalties against the Highlanders pushed them back deep into their own territory and Piedmont found themselves in a terrible 1st down and 45 yards to go at their own 25 yard line. No problem, Piedmont marched down the field again, converting on a 4th down and 16 with Primary quarterback Jeremy George finding wide receiver Joey Andrada on the right sideline for the catch.

Piedmont’s two quarterbacks (Jeremy George & Ryan Lipkin) combined for 17 completions in 22 attempts, for 291 yards, with four TD passes and two interceptions. George had the hot hand and finished the day by going (16 of 19, for 276 yards, with 4 TD passes and 1 interception). Piedmont also rushed for 69 yards on 22 carries.

“First off, I want to congratulate JFK for coming to play today, “ said Piedmont Head Coach, Kurt Bryan, “they were ready to get after it against us. But…we shot ourselves in the foot with backbreaking penalties in the first quarter and it cost us major yards and a couple of touchdowns early in the game. After we smoothed out it all went well, and our defense was top notch again today. Also, anytime we complete 17 of 22 passes we have to be thrilled. Our guys are learning to operate within the A-11 very well and it’s a compliment to our entire team & assistant coaches for constantly learning and adjusting.”

George fired touchdown passes to four different Piedmont receivers: Rory Bonnin – 18 yards, Jamel Freeman – 24 yards, Kyle Bonacum – 30 yards, and Alexander Menke – 14 yards. Nine different Piedmont players caught passes on the day.

Piedmont plays its final home game against Moreau Catholic on Friday night, October 26th at Witter Field in Piedmont, CA at 7:00PM. The Highlanders final two games are on the road at John Swett in Crockett, CA, and at St. Patrick’s (Vallejo) on November 9th.