November 2, 2010 > Logan scores 55 in blowout-filled week 8 of MVAL football
Logan scores 55 in blowout-filled week 8 of MVAL football
By Jeff Weisinger
It may have taken about eight weeks into the season, however the teams that "should've won" did so in explosive fashion. James Logan, Washington and Newark Memorial high school football teams outscored their opponents 147-27.
Logan, however, scored the most of the three winners in their 55-7 rout of the Kennedy Titans.
Logan (6-2, 4-0 MVAL) struck early on an 68 yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown by Warren Long, giving the Colts the early 7-0 lead. They would score again just minutes later on Kennedy's first possession as Ronald Broadway took a Titan fumble back 31 yards for the score as the Colts would score 22 points against the Titan defense in the first quarter alone. Long would also run for a pair of touchdowns and have a catch for a score on the night.
Sophomore quarterback Jeffrey Prothro looked sharp Friday night, Oct. 29, completing 66 percent of his passes with a pair of touchdown passes, despite throwing for just 85 yards. One of those touchdown passes was a 46 yard toss to Ferdows Wahab in Logan's 22-point first quarter.
The Colts outgained Kennedy 371 yards to 210 on the night, however Kennedy also turned the ball over twice.
The 55 points scored by the Colts is the second time this season Logan has scored 50 or more points, and Logan has outscored their opponents 156-7 in their last three games since their "disappointing" 28-14 win against American High in the MVAL back on Oct. 8. Logan will take on Newark Memorial Friday night, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Newark.
Washington 50, American 20
If the saying is right and it really isn't about how you start, but how you finish, then the American Eagles performance against Washington High is not a prime example of that.
Despite American scoring first on a 13-play, 82-yard drive capped by Shawn Wong's four-yard rushing score, it was, the Huskies who would have the big night. Washington got solid performances from senior DeAndre Carter and quarterback Anmol Singh in their fourth straight league win of the season. Carter had 174 yards with three touchdowns on six receptions and Singh threw for 318 yards and six scores on the night.
Washington answered the Eagles score in just one play as Carter burned the Eagles' secondary for a 74-yard touchdown reception.
Singh tossed a pair of touchdowns to Casey Jennings, who had 101 yards receiving, and one to Giles Chapman as the Huskies went into the lockers rooms at halftime up 36-8.
Washington (4-4, 4-0 MVAL) has been on fire since MVAL play began, winning four straight after losing all four non-conference games to begin the season.
On the other hand, the loss snaps the Eagles three-game win streak, as American falls to 4-5 on the season and 3-2 in MVAL play going into their bye week.
The Huskies take on the struggling Mission San Jose Warriors on Friday at 7 p.m. at Tak Fudenna Stadium in Fremont.
Newark Memorial 42, Mission San Jose 0
Homecoming or not, Mission San Jose lost another game Friday night, falling to Newark Memorial 42-0.
The Cougars took advantage of a struggling Warriors defense, scoring 28 points in the second quarter in the rout. MSJ also struggled offensively, being held to just 25 yards in the air, but also received 94 yards on the ground by running back David Kim.
The Cougars roared back a week after being upset by American High as Andrew Reams ran for 156 yards with three touchdowns and quarterback Nick Pohndorf threw for 134 on the night with three touchdown passes.