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October 5, 2010 > Logan not so victorious in win over American

Logan not so victorious in win over American

Photo by William Mancebo

Over the years, the match-up between the James Logan High School Colts and American High School Eagles football teams has been one sided. That side heavily favoring the red and black of the Colts.

However, after Saturday, Oct. 2, night's 28-14 win, Logan left the field not in a state of victory, but more so in defeat.

"We have a lot of guys who are inexperienced on the varsity level, and they're making those mistakes," said Colts coach George Zuber.

Two first-half fumbles, overshadowed Warren Long's 30-yard touchdown run to open the scoring and a 40-yard field goal in Logan's mere 16-point first half.

"We expect more, but they're immature mistakes," Zuber added.

The Colts expanded on their 10-0 lead late in the second quarter off sophomore Damond Beasley's four-yard touchdown run.

After holding American to a three-and-out on the opening drive of the third quarter, the Colts fired out of the gates on their opening possession of the half, as sophomore quarterback Jeffrey Prothro led Logan on a five-play, 48-yard drive, capping it with a 25-yard toss to Beasley for the touchdown, extending the Colts lead to 22-0.

Beasley shined again for the Colts, racking up 105 yards total offense with a rushing and receiving touchdown. However, the Eagles answered right back, as junior quarterback Tyrell Lockett's 59-yard pass to tight end Jordan Cooper cut the Colts lead to 22-8 in just one play.

Logan's offense struggled after the Eagles fired back, as American's defense held the Colts to a three-and-out. The offensive struggles continued for the Colts when Jermaine Jones fumbled and American recovered just outside their own 30-yard line.

"We have an opportunity to get better and we hope to shed some of these issues," Zuber said.

Logan extended its lead off Long's 13-yard touchdown run, however, the Eagles clawed back within two possessions off Lockett's 21-yard touchdown dart to Max Basilio, to make the score 28-14.

The Colts (3-2) take on Mission San Jose High School (1-3) on Friday, Oct. 8, at Logan's homecoming. Kickoff is 7 p.m. American (1-4) goes up against Irvington High School on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium in Fremont at 7 p.m.

Newark Memorial 42, Kennedy 0
All it took for the Cougars was one half of football. Newark Memorial's 42-0 blowout of the John F. Kennedy High School Titans Friday night, Oct. 1, was highlighted by the Cougars scoring 21 points against Kennedy's defense in both the first and second quarters.

Andrew Reams' 59-yard scamper to end the first half capitalized what was a solid night rushing by the Cougars who racked up 277 yards on the ground. Reams had 105 of those yards on just seven carries on the night.

The Cougar defense even stepped into the scoring fest as Samson Tai stripped the ball from the Titans Kamron Krook and took the fumble recovery 26 yards into the end zone to give Newark Memorial a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

Newark (3-2) will look to add to their current two-game win streak when they take on MVAL rival Washington High School on Saturday, Oct. 16. Kennedy (2-3) takes on Washington this Friday, Oct. 1, at Tak. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

Washington 40, Irvington 3
Maybe all the Washington Huskies needed was an "easier" team to play.

After a rough, and winless, non-conference schedule that saw the Huskies fall to California, Deer Valley, Amador Valley and San Ramon Valley high schools, the Huskies opened their MVAL schedule with a bang Friday night, Oct. 1, as new quarterback Anmol Singh tossed for 243 yards and five touchdowns in Washington's 40-3 win over the Irvington Vikings.

"This was a big win for us," said Huskies coach Ken Wittmer.

Along with Singh's big day through the air Giles Chapman rushed for 119 yards on 16 carries as the Huskies ran over the Vikes defense for 429 yards. The Huskies (1-4) take on Kennedy on Friday night at 7 p.m. while Irvington (0-5) battles American on Saturday, Oct. 9.

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