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by Will James
For football fans who have a serious need for speed, Friday night would be an excellent time to treat yourself an exciting exhibition of speed when the Inderkum Tigers take-on the Sacramento Dragons on the Hometown Sports Game-of-the-Week.
Friday’s coverage begins at 7:00 pm and may be seen on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will also be streamed live on Access Sacramento.org and on the NFHS Network. Announcers again this season are CIF Hall of Fame Coach Jim Dimino, former HS Basketball Coach Lauren Goodman and veteran play-by-play announcer Will James.
Inderkum and Sacramento share an impressive common attribute — blazing team speed. They have boasted some of the most explosive offenses, and fly-to-the-football defenses in the section.
Inderkum Head Coach,Terry Stark, in his 14th year at the Tigers’ helm, sped past the 100-win plateau in 2016, and brings a 115-23 mark into the game.
The backbone of this amazing success is Stark’s potent Wing-T offense that continues to flourish year after year with his backfield filled with a brigade of RBs who can go the distance on any play.
The Tigers enter play 2-0, with a pair of overwhelming victories to start the season. Inderkum spanked Elk Grove, 37-13, then demolished American Canyon, 69-0.
Junior QB J.J. Ray runs Inderkum’s Wing-T the throttle in a backfield that features speed merchants Ray Brown, Johnny Williams, and Aaron Espero. Ray has fired four TD passes in the two wins. TE Isaiah Ward and WR Javi Daniels lead the receiving corps.
The Tigers’ defense, anchored by DE Devon Williams and LB Logan Benoit, is tough on the run and puts heat on opposing QBs.
Sacramento has its hands full against this formidable challenge, but defense has been the Dragons’ strong suit thus far. Despite bringing an 0-2 record into the contest, Sac has allowed just 31 points in a pair of tough road losses, including last week’s heart-breaker; a 15-14 setback to Chico on a FG with just 23 seconds remaining.
Dragons’ Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, Joe McCray, is the architect of Sac’s stunning 2016 upset of Folsom that snapped the Bulldogs’ remarkable 52-game winning streak against SJS teams.
The Dragons will need another stellar defensive effort Friday night against the Tigers. DE Kyron Smith, LBs Sherman Gay and Corey Jordan, and DB’s Deeon Stevenson and Mychal Williams will lead this effort.
Junior QB Quantrell Jackson, who is still adjusting to his new leadership role. He’ll rely heavily on RBs Javon Felton and Keysean Gooding, WR Mychal Williams, and WR/KR Deyvon Drayton to put a lot more points on the board.
A major buzz of energy should swirl through Hughes Stadium Friday night; with an impact the Dragons hope will translate into a major home field advantage. If the Dragons were to select a song that describes their mission, “Hold that Tiger” would fit nicely.
Announcers Will James and Jim Dimino will call the action of this match-up that’s promising to be a major brawl, and guarantees a massive crowd turnout at Prairie City Stadium; fair warning for those planning to attend this heavyweight contest.
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by Will James
Access Sacramento‘s Hometown Sports Game-of-the-Week enters its 21st year covering high school and college student-athletics in Sacramento County with an attractive season-opening football telecast Fri. Aug. 17 when the Capital Christian Cougars invade Elk Grove to tangle with the Cosumnes Oaks Wolf Pack.
Coverage begins at 7:00 pm, and may be seen on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will also be streamed live from AccessSacramento.org and on the NFHS Network.
The Cougars — elevated to D-3 status with their realignment shift from the Golden Empire league to the Capital Athletic League — are led by highly heralded Head Coach Casey Taylor, who, after compiling hall-of-fame level success at Del Oro, guided the Cougars to a 7-4 mark and a playoff appearance in his inaugural season at Capital Christian.
The Cougars will rely heavily on the leadership and stellar play of four-year starter D’Marcus Ross, an imposing force at the RB and LB positions. Key OL/DL returnees Will Buck and Shane Semeit will anchor the lines for the Cougars. The starting QB position, where Trey Jones was the primary signal-caller last season, is yet to be unveiled. Inexperienced Damion Malott Jr., who saw little action last season returns, and the likelihood of a new face emerging as the starting QB remains a distinct possibility.
Taylor’s counterpart — Wolf Pack Head Coach, Derick Milgrim — embarks upon his 5th season at the helm, whose squad has elevated to a D-1 classification after vacating the Capital Valley Conference where he led the Pack to four consecutive playoff appearances, to compete this season in the ultra-rugged Delta League.
The Wolf Pack will also undergo a new leader at QB this season. Sophomore Anthony Grigsby Jr. is solidly entrenched as the starting signal-caller. Grigsby has some potent weapons at his beckoned call, led by dynamic RB Jacob Trach (1093 yds./8 TD in 2017), and WRs Elijah King and Corey Perkins who lead a deep receiving corps, and represent excellence in the secondary. Defensive linemen Nathaniel Giron, Isaiah Carranza, Myles Cannon, and LB Brandon Jennings are the primary run stoppers. Kicker Kevin Duarte will be a difference-maker for Special Teams.
Once again, the Access Sacramento Game of the Week broadcasts will be led by the veteran play-by-play announcer Will James with commentary by CIF Hall of Fame Coach Jim Dimino. The team has been analyzing high school football on Access Sacramento for two decades and more than 200 broadcasts.
Friday’s game represents a first time meeting for both teams, adding further intrigue to a match-up of two teams competing in different leagues, and operating at higher division levels. It’s a season opener that will be filled with plenty of excitement, and sure to answer early questions about how the respective fortunes of these teams will unfold in the 2018 season.
This week on LiveWire Host Ray Tatar presents the International Kids Festival and Access Sacramento‘s High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest Winners.
Tune in Wed. May 23 at 5pm on Access Sacramento’s channel 17.
Looking for a fun way to spend the Memorial Day Weekend with your kids?
Join the International Kids Festival and enjoy pony rides, jumbo inflatables, rock climbing wall, miniature train rides, trampolines, face painting and more. Try some amazing food from a parade of local food trucks while you watch spectacular stage entertainment by professional dancers, gymnasts, and athletes.
Don’t miss free fun for the entire family! Saturday, May 26, from 10 am to 4 pm, at William Land Park Amphitheater across the Zoo and Fairy Tale Town!
Also joining us this week Access Sacramento presents its winners in our 4th annual High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest.
Franklin High School Animation and Video Production Teacher Brad Clark will be presenting the winners including Sara Pogemiller from Franklin High School for her video “Pooch Protection” promoting Bradshaw Animal Shelter.
Also Alondra Santana-Isidro from Sacramento New Tech High School for her PSA “Your Vote” for The League of Women Voters. Her video is presented with both English and Spanish versions.
The 3rd Place winners are J Dirain, Sydney DeHaro and Juliana Elsberry from Center High School for their PSA “Fire Safety Tips” supporting the American Red Cross.
Access Sacramento’s Executive Director Gary Martin will join the show to present the prize winners with cash awards and certificates.
Watch Live Wire on Comcast or Consolidated Communications cable channel 17 or AT&T channel 14 or live steaming by clicking HERE.
The announcement by Gary Martin, Film Festival Director and Access Sacramento Executive Director, revealed the names of the projects and writers who will produce their films over the summer, with a world premiere red carpet showcase for the ten projects on Sat. Oct. 6 at Sacramento’s historic Crest Theatre.
With the writers now becoming producers, more than 250 volunteers turned out at the Coloma Community Center in hopes of being select help as an actor or as a member of the technical crew on one of the 10 films.
Six of the writers come from Sacramento with others from Davis, Granite Bay, Roseville and Stockton.
“A Place Called Sacramento” awards 10 family-friendly scripts each year with the opportunity to have the script turned into a movie with a guaranteed big screen world premiere, cable distribution of the Access Sacramento public access cable channel and credit listings on the prestigious Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com).
Click on the writer’s name to email the writer and to volunteer for their project. The winning writers with their project descriptions are:
“Delta Breeze” by Aldo Cocco (Sacramento) – In life or love, listening is a strong force behind great change.
“The Disappeared” by Thalia Caraveo (Sacramento) – A grieving woman dealing with the loss of her mother to Alzheimer’s learns a beautiful lesson about love, loss and acceptance.
“The Engagement Ring” by Romeo Trocino (Stockton) – Jason is ready to propose to the love of his life. When the big moment arises, the outcome is not what he pictured it would be.
“Escargot” by Judith Plank (Davis) – Just your average everyday family, making big progress at a snail’s pace.
“The Gift” by Ritu Atwal (Granite Bay) – It’s her first wedding anniversary, but the most precious gift a young woman receives, is not the one from her husband.
“Justin Time” by William Mendoza (Sacramento) – Leslie hates deadlines, but delivering newspapers late today could have a deadly penalty.
“Triple Shot Latte” by Amy Lawrence (Sacramento) – She’s starting to lose hope, but love may be just a scone’s throw away.
“The Story of Jane and Jo” by Eric Sanderson (Sacramento) – Jane and Jo may see each other every day, but will they ever hear the music of their hearts?
“Swipe Right” by Nathan Reedy (Sacramento) – The very single and amused Will banters with the very committed and disenchanted Vanessa about the challenges of relationships and finding true romance in the hyper technological world of online dating.
“Tono Sommesso” by Danya Barrows (Roseville) – When a blind woman with heightened senses pursues her dream of becoming a Master Sommelier, she discovers a family secret that could keep her from ever reaching her goal.
Access Sacramento is a local non-profit foundation operating two cable television channels and cablecast/internet radio station KUBU-LP 96.5 FM on Comcast and Consolidated Communications Cable Channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14.
For more information about Access Sacramento, visit our website AccessSacramento.org or contact Executive Director, Gary Martin at 916-456-8600.
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