The San Francisco 49ers Foundation's Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial Coach of the Week award for week two goes to Nick Borello from Sobrato High School in Morgan Hill.
Coach Borello led the Sobrato Bulldogs to a 2-0 record on Friday, as the team defeated the Gilroy Mustangs 48-44.
Early in the game, the Gilroy Mustangs were the first to score in what would become a back and forth show down under the Friday night lights. The Mustangs took advantage by executing crucial plays throughout the game -although with every break-out play, the SobratoBulldogs answered back.
It was a record breaking night, as the Bulldogs accumulated 700 yards, 538 rushing.Fullback, Miguel Redmond made an impact with 248 yards rushed, and two touchdowns.Senior quarterback Michael Bocksnick also broke school records, rushing 180 yards and throwing over 200.
"Our quarterback is the fastest guy on the team, and he can throw," said Coach Borello about his stand-out quarterback, "We also have a tight end, a running back, and a wide receiver, all capable of 100 yards. The game could've gone either way, but we had a great offensive game that night, and our record numbers show it."
With under a minute remaining in the 4th quarter, one of Borello's key wide receivers, JoJo Nunn, played cornerback and intercepted Gilroy's quarterback, to set-up for the clenching play. Michael Bocksnick connected with Nunn at receiver for the winning score.
Sobrato sealed the win with a pick off Gilroy from free safety Isaiah Hardy with less than 20 seconds left in the game. Senior Isaiah Hardy is one member of the dynamic duo known as the "Hardy Boys", along with his twin brother, tight end and linebacker, Nick Hardy. Isaiah had two interceptions in the game, as well as a touchdown as he showed his versatility on offense as wide receiver.
As the Bulldogs prepare for their cross-town rivals, the Live Oak Acorns, this Friday, Coach Borello has high hopes for the upcoming game and season.
"It is our first season in the A league, and as long as we continue pushing forward and working hard, we will achieve our goals and go deep into the playoffs."
Sobrato has excelled from the C league to the Blossom Valley Athletic A league in under 8 seasons. Borello will be the first to say he could not have brought the team to this point without his fellow coaches: Rick Dukes, Sobrato Alum JubenalRodriguez, Albert King, Herb Bocksnick, and Jimmy Friebel. Referring to his coaching staff, and his stellar football team, Coach Nick Borello states, "We have a close team. That can be better than athleticism, or having the biggest guy out there. That team bond is going to take us far."
For the Bulldogs outstanding performance, and stellar victory, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Coach Nick Borello as the Charlie Wedemeyer Memorial High School Coach of the Week.
In addition to being named Coach of the Week, the SobratoHigh football program will receive $1,000 from the 49ers Foundation. Coach Borello 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 an article on 49ers.com. In the weeks leading up to the on-field recognition, Borello will be invited to visit the 49ers training facility in Santa Clara to watch a private practice and receive a certificate from 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.