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October 30, 2012 > Football: Newark beats American, sets up crucial match with Washington

Football: Newark beats American, sets up crucial match with Washington

Submitted By and photos by Mike Heightchew

Newark Memorial Cougars beat the American Eagles 41-16 on Friday night (October 19) to set up the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) game of the year next Friday against the Washington Huskies at Newark Memorial High School. Both teams have 4-0 records and the winner will likely claim the MVAL title.

Newark put on an impressive all around football clinic as controlled the game from the beginning to end, driving down the field and running the ball for the first touchdown of the game and never looked back. The Cougar offensive line took control by opening holes for Marty Leggett; his quick speed chewed up 101 yards. Newark's defense showed why they could be the best in the MVAL, allowing the fewest point total scored against them in the MVAL this year. The Cougar line stopped Eric Adair from admission to the open field and stymied almost all Eagle offensive efforts. Newark counter backs played their best game of the year, blocking three key passes that would have made the game much closer

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