Braves defeated for second time

09/29/2011

The Tomales Braves faced their second trouncing of the season when they lost 47-8 to undefeated Division IV team, St. Helena. Tomales (1-2-0) only managed to score one touchdown in the 4th quarter on an 18-yard pass to senior receiver Luke McFadden. Coach Leon Feliciano said it’s beneficial to play tougher, upper divisions teams like St. Helena and Mission early in the season, but was disappointed that his team was not more competitive. “Until someone proves me otherwise, I think we’re definitely a player in Division V,” he said. “In the big picture, it’s never fun not to be competitive, but the bottom line is how we do in league and how deep we get in the playoffs.” Feliciano said the team needs to improve the consistency of its offensive line, which allowed Tomales running backs to gain only 223 yards. “[223 yards] is not a big number for us because we live on the run,” he said. “We gotta win the battle on the line of scrimmage. And we didn’t win that battle consistently enough.” Tomales will play another non-league opponent, St. Elizabeth, this Friday at its homecoming.