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NorCal Latest: GB, Marin, Danville

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NorCal Latest: GB, Marin, Danville

David Barpal photo.

Granite Bay, Marin, and Danville all won in impressive fashion in Northern California's Premier HS league this weekend. 

In addition, De La Salle won via forfeit over Lamorinda.

Danville over SFGG

SFGG has been enjoying a very strong season but they ran up against an oak tree on Saturday, with Danville winning 55-5.

"The team performed well overall," said Danville Head Coach Kort Schubert. "Consistent offensive and defensive pressure allowed us to score in different ways – charged down kicks, wing breakaways, quick taps ... The players have bought in to our plan."

Ganville got tries from six different players, three in the backs and three in the forwards. The players, said Schubert, "are committed to getting better at executing our pattern and improving our skill levels each week."

Marin over Motherlode

Motherlode scored first in this game but Marin answered with four converted tries in the first half and four tries (three converted) in the second half to win 54-7.

Ian Ross was 7-for-8 on conversions while hooker Bodhi Shipley and fullback Van Hampton both scored a pair of tries. Fullback Oscar Jordan-Shamis, prop Jackson Fienberg, wing James O'Connor, and flanker Mateo Pardi also scored for Marin in a key win for the Highlanders.

Granite Bay over Jesuit Sacramento

The Grizzlies beat the Marauders 31-10 but Head Coach Chris Miller wasn't too happy with his team's penalty discipline.

"We're leading the league in penalty counts," said Miller. "We need to control our aggression, especially at the breakdown. Penalties are killing us."

That's pretty clear. Still, Granite Bay has beaten Jesuit three years in a row now and that's not easy to do against the multiple national champion program.

"They are a tremendous program, great coached, amazing talent; it's where I learned this game," said Miller, who was the first captain of the Jesuit team once it came under the school's umbrella. "But we want to make it clear, now there are two programs [in Sacramento] that have high standards of excellence."