8/30/2015

Football Tour XIII (Pacific Grove)



Pacific Grove (10-2, 6-0)
 It was the trifecta for the Breakers, who won the Mission Trail Athletic League title, "The Shoe" and posted an undefeated league record for the first time since 2008.
 After four straight seasons of improvement in the win column, Pacific Grove settled for 10 wins last year before falling in the CCS Division IV semifinals.
 But there are holes to fill this fall for the Breakers, starting at tailback as Jason Leach and his 3,400 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns over the last two years is gone.
 In fact, the entire backfield will have a new look this season. Alternating their offense after Week 3 saw Pacific Grove rattle off eight straight wins last year.
 An argument can be made that the defense carried this team during its winning streak, holding seven of their eight opponents to 13 points or less.
 The core of that defense is intact with the return of James Donlon and Uche Ebo, who combined for 25 sacks last season.
 Ebo could also see significant time in the backfield, having improved his speed and quickness in the spring by running track.
 A strength for the Breakers is their discipline. There are a lot of leaders in that senior group. It's their turn to step up.

Go to montereyherald.com for a video interview with coach Chris Morgan.


MPC alumni celebration



Monterey Peninsula College will be honoring teams from the past on Sept. 12 before the Lobos host Los Medanos in football.
Among the teams being honored include the 1977, 1982 and 1983 State Division II champion volleyball teams, the 1980, 1982 and 1983 State Division II champion women’s tennis teams, and the 1971 Coast Conference champion baseball team.
The event will begin with a 3 p.m. barbecue at the MPC Dance Studio. Admission is $30 and includes  a ticket to the game. Go to www.mcpfoundation.org/alumnibbq.