San Jose Predators vs. Alameda County Knights
The crowd at Yerba Buena High School watched as the San Jose Predators kicked off the first game in their new home stadium this weekend against the Alameda County Knights in a battle of one and one teams. After falling to the Cougars last Saturday, the Predators looked to gain some momentum before heading into their bye week.
Offensively, the Predators ground game started out sharp led by the trio of #23 Curtis Walker, #0 Matt Baquira, and #3 Stefan Fowler. The lone touchdown of the first half was set up on a 45 yard run by Walker to the one yard line.
On the other side of the ball, the Predators wreaked havoc once again as they compiled six sacks, three turnovers, 2 blocked punts, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown. The Predators defense allowed just three points in the game.
Although the Predators seemed to be moving the ball up and down the field at will against the Knights, the score remained close as San Jose led by a tight margin of 9-3 after three quarters. As the final quarter opened up though so did the Predators offensive explosion.
A field goal, a touchdown pass, and a fumble recovery for a touchdown led to 17 points in a display of fourth quarter fireworks by the Predators as San Jose finished the game in a 26-3 rout of the Alameda County Knights.
With the win, the Predators improved their record to 2-1 on the season. Their next game is in two weeks against division rivals and NCAFF powerhouse The Central Coast Barnstormers.