Firebaugh looks for 3rd straight win, Aztecs looks to bounce back

Firebaugh are riding high after they steamrolled Mendota 40-14 last Friday in the Battle of 33 to reclaim the Highway 33 Plaque and take a commanding 2-0 record making them 1st in the WSL, Firebaugh was led by the three-headed monster of QB #2 Jeshua Gutierrez (8-13, 152yds, 2 TD’s & 2 Int’s), #1 Hunter Hogue (21 Carries, 223 yds), And #5 Tylor Palmer (6 Receptions, 134 yds, and 2 TD’s) and their defense stepped up to allow on 14 points against Mendota. Now they set their sights on moving up to 3-0 in WSL with a win against Dos Palos who will host the Eagles as the Broncos are in a deep rut in form of a 6-game losing streak. Firebaugh travels to Dos Palos as Dos Palos will have their regular season home finale this Friday.

Mendota is shell-shocked after their crushing defeat that they suffered last Friday against their bitter rivals Firebaugh losing the game 40-14 and the Hwy 33 Plaque dropping to 1-1 and tied for 3rd in WSL Play. Mendota was led by their own three-headed monster of QB #4 Isaiah Clark (6-7,31yds), #7 Erick Segura (18 Carries, 87yds), #3 David Barajas (2 Receptions, 15yds). Mendota will have to forget about that game now that it’s over with and will have to turn their attention to the Bucs of Avenal as the Aztecs come back home for their 1st to last home game of the season as Avenal will try to snap a 4-game losing streak on the road in Mendota, Mendota hosting Avenal on Friday night looking to stay in the WSL hunt.

Coalinga came into their game against Dos Palos coming off a blowout win in their WSL Opener to Avenal 39-2 and was looking to continue their winning ways on the road at hostile Ike Franklin Field at Bill Hume Stadium in Dos Palos as the Broncos were looking to snap their losing streak. Coalinga came and played their smash-mouth style of football and it proved to be too much for the Broncos defense as The Horned Toads of Coalinga corralled the Broncos of Dos Palos 41-7, Coalinga will come back home to play host to the Tigers of Tranquillity This Friday.

Dos Palos took another tough loss this time at the hands of the Horned Toads of Coalinga on their homecoming night as it didn’t feel like it after they came back from last week’s close loss to Mendota which they led 10-0 at the half and were outscored 21-6 the 2nd half to fall 21-16. This time it was rough and not even close to them as Coalinga came to play and to make a name for themselves and they did with a 41-7 blowout. Dos Palos will now take their 6-game losing streak into this week as they stay at home to have their Senior Night against current WSL Co-Leaders Firebaugh this Friday.

Tranquillity has avoided making history for the wrong reasons after their win last week against Avenal 7-0; if Tranquillity were to have lost all their games they would have joined the 2014 Coalinga Horned Toads who also posted a 0-10 record. But at least for this season that won’t happen to the Tigers of Tranquillity as they will hopefully have that gritty performance against a tough and resilient Coalinga football team, Tranquillity will head south down Hwy 33 and I-5 to take on the Horned Toads of Coalinga.

Avenal looked good against Corcoran and won that game in OT 26-20, that was four games ago and have yet to win a game since then after they took another loss last week to Tranquillity 7-0 giving the Tigers their first win of 2017. Now the Bucs will have to shake off the rust as they will travel to Aztecs Stadium to face off against the Aztecs of Mendota this Friday night.

WSL Scoreboard Week 7

Firebaugh Eagles 40-14 Mendota Aztecs (Battle of 33)

Coalinga Horned Toads 41-7 Dos Palos Broncos

Tranquillity Tigers 7-0 Avenal Buccaneers

WSL Standings as of 10/20

T-1st. Firebaugh (5-2, 2-0 WSL) & Coalinga (4-3, 2-0 WSL)

T-3rd. Mendota (3-4, 1-1 WSL) & Tranquillity (1-6, 1-1 WSL)

T-5th. Avenal & Dos Palos (1-6, 0-2 WSL)

Week 8 WSL Athletics Game 10/20/17

Coalinga vs. Tranquillity

Mendota vs. Avenal

Dos Palos vs. Firebaugh (WSL Athletics Game of the Week)

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