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October 23, 2012 > American controls Mission San Jose

American controls Mission San Jose

By Mike Heightchew, photo by Mike Heightchew

The American High School Eagles started the game by running the ball right at the heart of the Mission San Jose Warrior defense. This set the tone as the Eagles controlled the line, gaining over 350 yards on the ground and added a few timely passes. This put the mission defense back on its heels although they remained strong in the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Eagles offense began to move, scoring 21 points. Drew Lyell scored on a 14-yard touchdown run and MSJ defensive gaps gave runners, especially Eric Adair the room he needed with an outstanding performance of 217 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns; runs of 9, 44 and 48 yards. Robert Pinkney scored on a 69-yard pick returned for a touchdown.

Final score: American 40, Mission San Jose 12

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