The football season begins Friday for South County high schools at the South County Jamboree at War Memorial Stadium. The jamboree will kick off at 5 pm with a JV jamboree followed afterwards by the varsity jamboree.
Trailing 14-12 on the road to Gonzales inspired the King City Lady Mustangs to toughen up defensively and keep the Spartans scoreless in the second quarter. Gonzales fell behind at the half, but kept the game close though King City prevailed, 53-48.
With the high school football season under two months away, local teams are preparing for fall games with weight lifting, overall conditioning, and taking part in seven-on-seven football games.
At the end of his sixth game as Gonzales head football coach, Arthur Berlanga was raised off the ground by Pablo Ayala in a bear hug to celebrate the Spartans first victory of the year and first of the Berlanga era.
Clay Barbree and Cedrick Perez combined to score five touchdowns as the King City Mustangs beat the visiting Gonzales Spartans 33-12 in the Little Big Game on Friday at War Memorial Stadium.
With a handful of games remaining in the Mission Trail and Coastal League, South County boys and girls teams are playing hard for a shot at a league title or Central Coast Section Playoff spot.
With two home wins last week the Gonzales boys basketball team is 3-0 and in first place in the Coastal League. The Spartans improved to 5-8 overall with the victories over Marina and Pacific Point.
Gonzales High School had three players voted first-team in girls soccer for the Coastal Athletic League at a meeting of league coaches. This was the first year that the Spartans participated in the Coastal Athletic League (CAL) after being part of the Mission Trail Athletic League since 1996.
Pablo Villasenor and Isaiah Banuelos of the Gonzales High School basketball team were selected as members of the Coastal League first-team for their efforts on the hardwoods.
Gonzales High continued to win games in the Coastal League and remains on top of the standings with a 6-0 record. Gonzales has now won seven straight games.