October 19, 2010 > Eagles rout Kennedy to highlight week 6 of MVAL Football
Eagles rout Kennedy to highlight week 6 of MVAL Football
By Jeff Weisinger
For the second time this season, the American High Eagles lit up the scoreboard for more than 50 points in their 57-0 blowout of the John F. Kennedy High Titans.
American's (3-4, 2-1 Mission Valley Athletic League) blowout was sparked by Tyrell Lockett's pair of touchdown passes and his one rushing score against a Kennedy team that has yet to score in MVAL play.
Shawn Wong also had a pair of short rushing scores as the Eagles took an impressive 39-0 lead at the half. Wong also had a 49-yard receiving touchdown from Lockett, who also tossed a 78-yard score to Max Basilio in the first half.
The Titans' (2-5, 0-3 MVAL) struggles began from the very beginning as the Titans fumbled the ball away on its first two possessions, and fumbled again inside the Eagles five-yard line, of which Dionte Turner returned 95 yards with 1:04 left in the game.
American will look to climb back to .500 on the season when they take on the struggling Newark Memorial High Cougars on Friday night, Oct. 22.
Irvington 40, Mission San Jose 6
In a battle of two of the "bottom-of-the-well" teams in the MVAL, the Irvington Vikings notched their first win, routing the Mission San Jose Warriors 40-6 on Thursday night.
Irvington (1-6, 1-2 MVAL) benefited from a rushing game that racked up a combined 183 yards on the ground with 84 yards through the air by quarterback Ariel Hercik, including a 77-yard touchdown pass to Raeshawn Lee to open the scoring for the Vikes. Lee would also have a 72-yard rushing touchdown and a seven-yard receiving score as the Vikings outscored the Warriors 26-0 in the second quarter.
MSJ (1-5, 0-2 MVAL) avoided what would have been their fourth shutout of the season when Joey Cantrell scored from a yard out.
Irvington takes on the MVAL-undefeated James Logan High Colts team, who is coming off their bye week, on Saturday night, Oct. 23.
Washington 47, Newark Memorial 16
Washington's climb back from the nightmarish 0-4 start took another step forward Saturday night when the Huskies defeated the originally favored Newark Memorial Cougars 47-16 at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium in Fremont.
The 29-point loss is the worst for Newark Memorial (3-3, 1-1 MVAL) on the season, who were considered a favorite in the running for the MVAL at the beginning of the year.
The Huskies (3-4, 3-0 MVAL) notched their third straight win in the 29-point blowout as they look for another trip to the NCS playoffs, despite beginning the season 0-4. Washington returns to action on Oct. 30 after their upcoming bye week, when they take on the rising American Eagles.