October 12, 2010 > Washington and Logan light up the scoreboard in blowouts
Washington and Logan light up the scoreboard in blowouts
By Jeff Weisinger
Photo by Mike Heightchew
For the two top favorites in football in the Mission Valley Athletic League, Friday night, Oct. 8, was more of a showcase of what's to come in the second half of the season than they were games.
Washington High School's Huskies (2-4, 2-0 MVAL) continued their climb back from an 0-4 start, winning their second straight game Friday night against John F. Kennedy High School's Titans, 54-0, at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium in Fremont.
The Huskies racked a combined total of 494 yards of offense, and a key catalyst in the offensive display was DeAndre Carter who totaled 205 yards on eight catches along with three touchdowns passes from quarterback Anmol Singh, who tossed five touchdowns.
"We used the nonleague part of our season to work on some things and to get our offense going," Carter said after the game. "The offense is definitely clicking and in midseason form now."
Along with Carter's solid night, Singh had a near perfect performance under center, completing 14 of 17 passes for 277 yards.
Singh led the Huskies to their first score of the night, leading Washington on an eight-play, 65-yard drive ending in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Singh to Alex Long in the game's opening two minutes. He would toss two more touchdowns in the first quarter, a 37-yard pass to Carter and a 16-yard pass to Long, as the Huskies took a 20-0 lead after one quarter.
The Titans, looking to claw back into the game, drove downfield late in the second quarter, however quarterback Jesse Ochoa's fourth-down pass was intercepted by Casey Jennings who took the pick 94-yards for the touchdown, putting Washington ahead 27-0 at the half.
Kennedy, who was thought to be an early sleeper pick in the MVAL, fell to 0-2 in league play and also did not have running back Isaiah Cortez and Tino Pousima.
The Huskies take on Newark Memorial at Tak on Saturday night, Oct. 16.
In Union City, the other favorite for the MVAL title, the James Logan High School Colts (4-2, 2-0 MVAL), easily handled Mission San Jose High School on homecoming night Friday, Oct. 8, defeating the Warriors 53-0.
Sophomore quarterback Jeffrey Prothro threw three touchdown passes on the day, and rushed for one as the Colts amassed their highest offensive total on the season, gaining a total of 481 yards of offense.
Prothro's first touchdown pass was a 28-yard strike to wideout Quran Hodge just 30-seconds into the game, and hit Hodge again for a score with 5:17 left in the first half. Prothro also raced 65 yards to the end zone four plays after his second touchdown toss to extend Logan's lead with 3:20 left in the half.
The Colts went into halftime up 40-0. Along with the spectacle the offense displayed, the Logan defense showed vast signs of improvements from last week's disappointment against American, as the Colts defense held the Warriors to a mere 66 yards of offense throughout the game, including holding Mission to just 20 yards of offense throughout the second half.
Logan enters their bye week on a two-game win streak with a trip to Irvington coming up on Oct. 23.
American 34, Irvington 17
A week after nearly upsetting the Logan Colts, American turned back to the winning side after defeating Irvington High 34-17 on Saturday night, Oct. 9.
American racked 394 yards total offense, 381 of which were on the ground.
The Eagles (2-4, 1-1 MVAL) took an early 14-0 lead on back-to-back one-yard touchdown runs by Shawn Wong in the first quarter and then by DeShane Hines in the second quarter.
Irvington (0-6, 0-2 MVAL) clawed back within seven off a 46-yard touchdown pass by Ariel Hercik to Nike Suminguit. The Eagles ran in two more scores in the third quarter and one more in the fourth to seal their first league win of the season.
American will look for their second straight win when they take on Kennedy Friday night, Oct. 15.