by Andy Villanueva
(Boyle Heights) – Salesian continued right where they left off in 2013 by defeating Muir, 27-3 in what could be a preview of the Southeast Division playoffs. Salesian is coming off an incredible season where they were crowned Northeast Division champions.
Deommodore Lenoir punished Muir’s defense by slashing and running over any defensive player in his path. Lenoir ran for 116 yards and scored from 40 and 19 yards out. His first score gave Salesian a 7-3 lead in the second quarter.
Heading into the second half, Lenoir scored his second score to cap a 11 play drive that ate up the first six minutes of the third quarter and give Salesian 14-3.
Muir never seemed in sync especially after being inside the Salesian 1-yard line in the first quarter. The drive stalled after two consecutive bad snaps that pushed Muir back to the 25 yard line.
*** Muir’s quarterback Chase Keough was injured early in the first quarter and did not return.
*** Muir’s Taeon Mason did not play.
*** Muir was a victim of its own mistakes, twice the Mustangs were driving to score only to have bad snaps and penalties causing them to back up. One drive ended in a field goal, the other was a fumble recovered by Salesian.
*** Muir used three quarterbacks, Jamire Calvin (2 of 4 for 23 yards), Joey Knowles (6 of 12 for 73 yards), and Keough (2 of 4 for 13 yards)
*** Muir only mustard 167 yards total offense.
*** Both teams combined for 28 penalties for 287 yards.
*** Salesian’s Felipe Meza ran for 74 yards and touchdown. Meza’s score started the fourth quarter from 29 yards.
*** Salesian quarterback Damion Wright was 6 of 15 for 63 yards and one touchdown.
*** Salesian wide receiver Jeremy Kelly caught four passes for 40 yards and a touchdown.
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