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April 22, 2024

Football | Greenfield Bruins beat St. Francis in overtime

GREENFIELD — Last season the Greenfield Bruins varsity football team let their game against St. Francis get away from them, but this year, they wouldn’t let that happen again after beating the Sharks 20-14 in overtime Saturday.

The Bruins are now 3-0 to start the season. The last time they started with three wins was in 2010 when they made the playoffs.

In their win against St. Francis, the Bruins stayed true to themselves with their game plan, running the ball and playing defense.

Greenfield’s rushing attack was on point as they were able to get back-to-back 200 yards rushing games from their backs. Leading the way in this game was Bruins running back Gilbert Snyder, who ran for a career-high 96 yards and two touchdowns.

One of the top reasons the Bruins are able to rush for so many yards is because of the offensive line and standout Misael Silva.

For the third straight game, the Bruins’ defense held teams to under 20 points. The defense was able to generate two turnovers. Greenfield linebacker Nathan Cox had a team-high 11 tackles, and soccer star Hector Garcia finished with six.

This is the second time this season that the Bruins had two interceptions in a game.

Going into this week’s home game on Thursday, the Bruins will face off against Pacific Grove, which is also 3-0. One of the most intriguing things about this game is that the Breakers’ offense has put up 30-plus points in every game, while the Bruins haven’t given up more than 14 points.

Regardless of the result on Thursday, the Bruins are one of the favorites to win their league and snap their playoff streak. A win this week could put Greenfield in a position to claim that they are one of the elite teams in the Pacific Coast Athletic League.

Jason Gallardo
Jason Gallardo
Jason Gallardo is the sports reporter for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers high school sports for South Monterey County.

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