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After winning their sixth Central Coast Section title in football Saturday, six Balers recieved Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division All-league first team accolades Monday.
After spending back-to-back years experiencing one-and-done postseasons, senior linebacker John Barrera knew exactly what was needed to prevent Saturday’s opportunity from slipping away.
After outscoring Christopher and Gilroy 132 to 14 over the past two weeks, the Balers will attempt to win its third consecutive Monterey Bay League game Friday when they travel to play Alvarez.
It may not have the same pomp and circumstance as the Gilroy-San Benito long time rivalry, but don’t tell the Balers that Friday’s game against Christopher wasn’t a bitter rivalry.
The Haybalers jumped out to a quick lead Friday in Monterey, but there wasn't much else that went their way. Monterey shut down San Benito for the rest of the game en route to a 28-7 win. For the Balers, it was the second consecutive week being held to just one score.
With a 6-0 lead at halftime, the San Benito football team seemed in control of Friday’s Monterey Bay League tilt with Salinas, but turnovers and inexperience derailed the Balers in the game’s final two quarters.
After an unexpected bye week when last week’s game with Los Altos was canceled, the Balers (1-2) return to the field Friday against a familiar foe - Salinas.
Nine months removed from a shutout loss to Archbishop Mitty in the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs, the San Benito Balers’ 2012 football team is ready to wash away that bad taste from their collective mouths.