By Tim Peterson
(San Dimas) – San Dimas rushed for over 300 yards and had four touchdowns on the ground in a 40-16 rout of Cal Friday night at home.
The Saints spread the wealth as seven players ran the ball. Dylan Ware ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns, Zach Goodrich had 96 yards and Noah Maldonado rushed for 83 yards and a score to lead the charge.
Cal actually had the opportunity to take the early lead driving down to the 10-yard line on its first drive before stalling. But Ben Lopez missed a 27-yard field goal.
San Dimas took advantage marching 65 yards on 11 plays on the next drive. Ware scooted in from 24 yards out to go up 7-0.
Cal fumbled the ensuing kickoff and and the Saints quickly took a two touchdown advantage. They took over at the Cal 29 and used six plays to score as Keniko Parham went in on a one-yard run.
Early in the second quarter, San Dimas went up 20-0 with Ware again scoring on a 15-yard run to cap a 65-yard drive.
Cal got on the board two minutes later on a big play. Sebastian Pimentel connected with Humberto Arteaga on a 45-yard touchdown strike. Arteaga got behind the San Dimas secondary and caught the ball in stride.
After Lopez booted a 33-yard field goal to cut the San Dimas lead to ten, the Saints extended it to 17 just before halftime when Jacob Richards caught a 38-yard strike from Dylan O’Leary.
San Dimas scored again midway through the third quarter to effectively put the game away. Sebastian Street took a punt at the Cal 43-yard line eluded a couple of defenders and was off to the races. He outran the Condor coverage and scampered into the endzone. O’Leary hit Maldonado for a two-point conversion for a 34-10 advantage.
Cal managed one more score when Pimentel hit on a big pass play. This time he hit Adam Arceo on a 54-yard touchdown pass who was alone behind the Saints defense.
Maldonado added a little icing on the cake late in the fourth with a 31-yard touchdown run. The Saints finished with 342 yards on the ground overall.
For Cal, Arceo had two catches for 81 yards and a score. Pimental had 13 carries for 125 yards and threw for 156 yards.
San Dimas improved to 3-2 with the victory while Cal dropped to 2-3. The Saints will travel to Covina next week to face the Colts while Cal will travel to Whittier.