By Robert Haugh
The Mission City sports world was buzzing last weekend.
The Wilcox Chargers claimed the NorCal division 2A championship, advancing to a State title game.
Meanwhile, the Santa Clara University Lady Broncos competed in the NCAA College Cup. The reigning NCAA soccer champions made it to the semifinals. However, they fell short, falling to BYU in a penalty kick shootout in a semifinal game at Buck Shaw Field at Stevens Stadium.
Kudos to the team for having an outstanding year and great two-year run.
Chargers Cruise to State Championship Game
The Wilcox Chargers (10-4) persevered in a 35-21 win over the Manteca Buffaloes (10-4) on Saturday at Fitzpatrick Field to win the NorCal Division 2A championship.
Senior Kemauri Glenn rushed for 172 yards and two TDs, adding three receptions for 103 yards and a TD. Junior Andrew Palacios added 79 yards rushing and a TD.
Junior Armand Johnson was 7-for-10 for 137 yards passing, adding 38 yards and a TD rushing.
Junior Anthan Wingate was 5-for-5 on PATs.
Senior Christopher Sargent and Junior Mitchell Gonzalez each recorded an INT. Junior Daniel Escarza amassed 15 tackles. Senior Pace Nelson recorded two sacks.
The Chargers, who claimed the CCS Division 2 championship the week prior by crushing Menlo School 54-20 on November 27, move on to play So Cal champion Scripps Ranch (13-1) of San Diego at Saddleback College in Bakersfield on Saturday, December 11 at 12 p.m., in a state championship game.
The Chargers are averaging nearly 290 yards per game on the ground. The Chargers have won nine straight games after starting the season 1-4. The Chargers claimed the Division 3-A state championship in 2018.
The Mercury News’ Vytas Mazeika did a full recap on the Chargers’ triumph here.