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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.
Things couldn’t have started much worse for the San Benito football team in its Central Coast Section first round game with Alisal on Friday. After a penalty turned back a 40-yard run, the Balers fumbled its second play from scrimmage, giving the Trojans the ball inside the San Benito 20-yard line.
The San Benito football team’s postseason fate will now rely on something other than themselves – perhaps even by the luck of a coin toss – as the Balers couldn’t keep pace with Monterey Bay League champion Palma on Friday night in Hollister, losing 31-14.
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.
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.
For the second-consecutive game, turnovers and too many big plays allowed by the San Benito defense handed the Balers a non-league loss. This time, San Benito fell 37-20 to Willow Glen in San Jose on Friday. The Balers are now 1-2.
Looking to improve its non-league record to 2-1, the San Benito football team returns to the field at 7:30 p.m. Friday in San Jose against Willow Glen.
The final score of Friday’s clash with Palo Alto might indicated a 40-23 loss for the San Benito football team, but the second game of the 2012 season was much closer than the final score for the Balers.
Due to a press error the complete story was not printed in Tuesday's Free Lance. The updated story can be read below.