Signature win for Deer Valley On Oct. 4, the Deer Valley football team beat a tough Vacaville squad 45-34 and improved to 5-0 on the season. The Wolverines defense was led by the outstanding defensive play of Malik Hutchings, who recorded 19 tackles and forced four fumbles. Offensively, quarterback Nsimba Webster threw for 235 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two more scores.
-- Nick Roth
Los Medanos rolls into Top 20 In its final nonconference game, the Los Medanos football team defeated West Valley 32-15 on Oct. 5. The win vaulted the Mustangs into the No. 16 spot in the Top 20 for the Northern California Community College Football Coaches Association state poll. After a well-deserved bye week, the Mustangs will travel to Shasta for the first game of Bay Valley Conference play on Oct. 19.
-- Nick Roth
On deck Freedom at Deer Valley, football, Oct. 11, 7 p.m. -- In the first game of Bay Valley Athletic League play, an undefeated Deer Valley (5-0) will host a scrappy Freedom (2-3) team that is hungry for a win. BVAL Tournament championship, golf, Oct. 14, 8 a.m. -- An NCS tournament bid will be on the line when Heritage, Liberty, Deer Valley, Pittsburg, Freedom and Antioch face off at Deer Ridge Country Club for the final tournament of the regular season. Los Medanos at Shasta, football, Oct. 19, 6 p.m. -- Los Medanos (3-2) will shoot for a third consecutive win when it travels to Shasta (2-3) for the first game of BVC play.
Stars of the week Malik Hutchings, Deer Valley, football -- Hutchings led an inspired Deer Valley defense to a big 45-34 win over Vacaville. Hutchings had a game-high 19 tackles, forced four forced fumbles and recovered two of them. Shawn Vasquez, Los Medanos, football -- Vasquez ran for 146 yards and two scores in a crucial 32-15 win over West Valley. Vasquez leads all rushers in the Bay Valley Conference with 731 total rush yards, eight touchdowns and a 146.2 yards per game average. Adam Nesheim, Los Medanos, football -- The quarterback kept the West Valley defense on their heels with 96 yards passing and two rushing touchdowns. Nesheim scored on a 61 yard scamper and on a 1-yard dive.