UP NEXT: Falcons Face Merced In League Opener

UP NEXT: Falcons Face Merced In League Opener

The West Hills Falcons faced a Los Medanos team that was 1-0, a Yuba team that was 2-0, and now must travel to 3-0 Merced to start the Golden Coast League schedule on Saturday.

WHCC (1-1) has won the GLC three years in a row, but this may be the most talented Merced Blue Devil team in recent years.

Merced has started the 2017 season outscroing opponents, 107-32, including two road wins.

"Merced is the best team we have faced yet," said WHCC head coach Justin Berna. 

"They have a well-coached, very phsyical team. It will be a tough challenge for us."

The Falcons followed a 34-28 loss to Los Medanos (3-0) with a convincing 34-10 victory last week at Yuba (2-1).

Berna said the team accomplished its goal of playing solid for all four quarters.

"I was happy with the way we traveled," he said.

"After a long road trip, it was good to see our focus during the bus ride - and it carried over to our pregame warm-ups and our mentality from kickoff until the end of the game. The offense overcame some penalties and turned good scoring drives into touchdowns, and our defense was awesome."



Offense: RB Khalil Harshaw (photo by Arielle Berna)

Defense: DL Eric Powell

Special Teams: WR Julain Cardenas

Offensive Scout Team: WR Demauri Hill

Defensive Scout Team: LB Ricahrd Perkins

Lunch Pail Award: DL/OL Grant Denney