Two out of three ain’t bad, according to an old Meat Loaf song from the 1970s.
Last Friday night, two of the area’s three high school football teams got to play their games.
After having the Week Zero bye, Gridley saw its 2017 season opener delayed by the weather as poor air quality in Willows triggered by last week’s heat wave saw the Bulldogs’ nonleague game against the Honkers postponed.
Biggs and Live Oak did get their road games in, with vastly different results.
At Woodland, the Wolverines improved to 1-1 in 2017 with a 28-21 overtime win over Woodland Christian.
And at Durham, the Lions came out on the losing end of a 55-0 score.
At Woodland, the Wolverines were looking to shake off a disappointing Week Zero loss to Hamilton.
Biggs improved to 1-1 on the 2017 season with the win over the Cardinals.
“Just how we game-planned it,” Biggs head coach Tyler Rutledge said with a smile.
Senior running back Daniel Velasquez was a force on both sides of the ball for Biggs, rushing for 91 yards and two scores – including the winning TD in overtime.
Velasquez also recovered a fumble in the end zone to preserve the win for Biggs.
“I had to make a play for the family,” Velasquez said.
Junior defensive back Eli Melendez led the Biggs defense with 10 tackles, and senior running back Agustin Gomez added another TD on the ground.
Biggs travels to Mt. Shasta this week.
Durham 55, Live Oak 0
At Durham, the Lions were blanked in their second game of the 2017 season.
The Lions will host Hamilton this week as they try to give Hall of Fame coach Jim Arostegui his first win of his latest stint guiding the Lions.
Gridley, meanwhile, was scheduled to play Willows Tuesday night in the rescheduled matchup with the Honkers. The Bulldogs travel to Anderson Friday night.