The Saints beat Fort Bragg 5-2 on the road last month, but head coach Milton Gallegos was wary of the Timberwolves.
“Fort Bragg is a tough group. They play hard, they play aggressive, ”he said. “We weren’t as energetic as usual, but we kept control of the game and when we needed that score we got it and kind of put the game out of reach. I think Fort Bragg’s record is around 0.500, but no matter who they played, they always played hard. We lost 2-0 to Roseland Prep playing hard, and they did too. They may be missing a few goalscorers or playmakers, but it’s a tough group.
The playoffs for the North Coast section begin on November 3.
“Certainly the top two teams in our league, Middletown and Roseland (Collegiate) Prep will be tough in the playoffs, but also the teams in Humboldt (County),” said Gallegos. “They’re still tough bunches, from Eureka, Arcata, Ferndale. They might not have the best records, but they’re hard, hard bands and they play hard. Having to travel up there like we did two years ago is not an easy thing to do either.
Dave Mosher contributed to this report.
Saints to welcome Clear Lake on Friday
Saint Helena wins a 6-1 overall record, 4-0, in the North Central League I, in Friday’s 6 p.m. home game against Clear Lake (6-1, 4-0 NCL I) in ‘a confrontation for the first place initially scheduled two weeks ago. .