Monday, October 15, 2007

Colton runs over Cajon

Colton runs over Cajon for 42-7 win
Harvey Cohen, Correspondent
Inside SOCAL
Article Launched:10/13/2007 12:10:19 AM PDT

COLTON - Running backs Nick Reyes and Travell Washington followed some bruising blocks as Colton High School ran through Cajon for a 42-7 victory in the San Andreas League opener for both teams.

Washington finished by scoring on runs of 40 and 26 yards, and accumulated 188 yards on nine carries.

"This was the best game that I've ever had," Washington said. "My offensive line pulled and trapped. I just ran behind their butts."

Colton (3-3, 1-0) took a 6-0 lead in the first two minutes when Damien Holmes blocked a Adam Hlavaty punt and Derrick Malone recovered in the end zone.

Reyes closed out the first quarter with a 2-yard run and D.J. Stallion's two-point conversion, good for a 14-0 lead. Washington's 26-yarder gave Colton a 20-0 lead at the half.

Reyes scored again on an 18-yard run midway through the third quarter to increase the Yellowjackets' lead to 35-0.

Reyes got most of his 95 total yards rushing straight up the middle behind trapping guards Johnny Gonzales and Jeffrey Patterson-Moore, Roberto Lerma, center Ray Rodriguez, and tackle Daniel Bernard.

Colton's offensive line resorted to pulling out, enabling Washington to break both 40-yard runs in the second half.

"We went inside, inside and then opened it up later on the outside," Colton coach Harold Strauss said. "Our offensive line is a very athletic group."

Colton reached 400 yards in total offense, with 12 running backs gaining 348 yards.

Colton completed 4 of 6 passes for 53 yards, most coming on a swing pass from quarterback Nick Vasquez to Daniel Sorenson, who threw a 39-yard completion to Holmes.

Cajon (1-5, 0-1 SAL) got on the board after Walter Kazee burst up the middle and sprinted 58 yards to make it 42-7 with 11:50 left.

Kazee finished with 153 yards on 16 carries, but was held to just 7 yards in the first half.

"They were stacking the line and sending their linebackers," Kazee said. "There probably won't be anyone in our league who will beat them."

"Of course, our game plan was around him (Kazee)," Strauss said. "Things just started clicking. I thought it would be closer."

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