October 28, 2009 > Colts ground the Eagles
Colts ground the Eagles
By Jeff Weisinger
Photos By Mike Heightchew
It's been a while since Logan has been completely dominant in Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) play, however after easily blowing out the American Eagles 52-0 on Thursday night, Oct. 22, peace seems to be restored in the conference.
Logan (5-3, 3-0) has been on fire ever since conference play started, winning their fourth-straight game with three games left in the regular season. The Colts 52-point rout of the Eagles marks the third straight game where Logan has scored 40 or more points and is also the first shutout of the season for the Colts defense that has only allowed a total of 12 points in the three MVAL games so far.
"That helps our defense," said Logan Head Coach George Zuber. "It forces the offense from the other team to get out of their comfort zone."
American High (3-4, 2-2) has lost both of the MVAL games by a combined 103 points as they've traded wins and losses throughout the last four games.
Colts senior quarterback Jon Willis had what may have been his best game passing the ball as he threw for a season-high four touchdown passes, three of which went to wide receiver Joe Castro. Willis also ran the ball eight times for 87 yards with two touchdowns.
"We challenged him to make the right decisions," Zuber added.
"We came in focused," Willis mentioned. "I came in ready to pass the ball and do better than what I've been doing the past couple of weeks. We executed."
Logan struck first on their opening drive as senior running back Victor Johnson broke free from the Eagles defense for a 40-yard touchdown run to put the Colts up 7-0.
Johnson struck again early in the second quarter, breaking a 38-yard run which set up his one-yard touchdown run to put Logan up 14-0.
The Colts defense held strong throughout the day, holding the Eagles offense to just one trip to the red zone and holding American to seven straight three-and-outs to end the game.
Willis' 40-yard touchdown pass to Castro on fourth down and seven in the second half put the Colts up 21-0. Willis rolled to his right and Castro beat the safety on a post route to get open.
Willis would end the first half with a touchdown heave to the back of the end zone, finding Chance McCaffery from 33 yards out with just seven seconds left as the Colts went into halftime up 35-0.
Castro caught a short pass in the end zone from Willis in the third quarter for his third touchdown reception of the game, putting the Colts up 42-0 in the third quarter.
A field goal and another touchdown run in the fourth quarter put the Colts up with the final 52-0 score.
Logan will look to go 4-0 in conference when they take on Mission San Jose at Tak Fudena Stadium in Fremont on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Mission (0-7, 0-4) lost to Washington 57-0 on Saturday night.