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October 14, 2009 > Huskies open MVAL defense with rout

Huskies open MVAL defense with rout

By Biff Jones

Washington High Huskies of Fremont, reigning Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) champions, opened the 2009 MVAL season Friday, Oct. 9, at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium in Fremont. Huskies, sporting a 35-man roster, were playing the Eagles of American High in Fremont, which were under-manned with a team of about 20 players and routed them 54-3.

Washington opened the scoring on a five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter by junior Deandre Carter. Senior kicker Josh Wilson added the extra point to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead after one quarter.

In the second quarter, a blocked punt by Huskies junior defense back Casey Jennings was recovered in the end zone for Washington's second score of the game. Wilson's kick made it 14-0.

Later in the second quarter senior running back Tanner King added a five-yard TD run, which was followed by a four-yard touchdown pass from Carter to senior wide receiver Rico Donelson-Jones. Wilson's PATs made the halftime score 28-0.

After the break, the Huskies added four more scores in the third quarter. First came on a 21-yard TD pass from Carter to senior David Ross with the point after no good; second was scored on a 72-yard interception return by Carter (two-point conversion failed); and the last two scores came on runs: two yards by King and 22 yards by Donelson-Jones.

Wilson converted both one-point tries to give Washington a 54-0 lead at the end of three quarters.

American got on the board in the last quarter as junior wide receiver and corner back Max Basilio kicked a 28-yard field goal to avoid the shutout, leaving the final score, 54-3.

For the Eagles, senior quarterback Abed Nekrewash was 2-11 for 33 yards and one interception; back-up QB Dennis Wheaton was 0-5 with two picks.

Top American runners were junior Shawn Wong with 54 yards on 14 carries, while senior Lorenzo McHenry added 22 yards on six touches. Eagles receiving saw Basilio with one catch for 23 yards and senior Adil Mojaddedi one for 10 yards.

Washington is now 1-0 in MVAL play, 3-2 overall; American fell to 1-1, 2-3 for the season.

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