The San Francisco 49er Foundation’s Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week award for week three goes to Charlie Bostic from Homestead High School in Cupertino.
The Homestead High Mustangs defeated the Fremont High Firebirds 56-0. Since the 1980’s, this game has pitted these two rivals against one another in a contest dubbed the “Battle for the Bell.”
The victory over Fremont marked the end of the preseason for the Mustangs and took them to a perfect 3-0 record.
While the game had eight players registering carries for a total of 307 yards, senior running back Tyler Bond accounted almost half with four carries for 153 and three touchdowns.
Robbie Graham contributed to the team’s eight touchdowns with a 64 yard punt return, and John Marden scooped up a fumble and took it in for six to help the Mustangs put the game away.
With this solid team performance in the books, and retaining the “Victory Bell,” the Mustangs can now look forward to what could be their biggest league game against defending state champions Palo Alto next week.
When Coach Bostic was asked about his game plan for next week he said, “Play physical and take the game into the fourth quarter. This will be a big test for us.”
“We have to focus on getting better at what we do,” he continued, “Inventing new defenses to beat somebody doesn’t work out well for teams.”
After an 8-5 record in 2010 and deep run in the playoffs, Bostic hopes to start the regular season off strong as he knows that to be champions in the Central Coast Section’s De Anza League is a tough thing to do.
“Anything goes in our league. Every team is well coached and their all good teams,” explained Bostic.
We wish the Mustangs good luck this season and congratulate Coach Bostic for and his team for earning this week’s 49ers Coach of the Week.
In addition to being named Coach of the Week, Coach Bostic and the Homestead High Mustang football program will receive $1,000 from the 49ers Foundation. Coach Bostic will also be featured in a KRON 4 interview with Gary Radnich, receive two tickets to a 49ers home game where he will be recognized on the field before the game, as well as in an article on 49ers.com. In the weeks leading up to that game Bostic will be invited to visit the 49ers training facility in Santa Clara to watch a private practice and receive a certificate from 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh.