Saints in a Rush to Beat Cal

The Saints O-Line, led by Danny Reta, had a big night in the win over Cal

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.

5 Comments to "Saints in a Rush to Beat Cal"

  1. 605Guy's Gravatar 605Guy
    October 2, 2017 - 8:53 am | Permalink

    Just saying they could be beaten if those changes happened, but I can see Whittier or El Rancho giving them a good game and possibly beating them. Is it likely? Probably not. But anything can happen with them being down this year.

  2. ??'s Gravatar ??
    October 1, 2017 - 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Who will beat them in the DRL?

  3. 605Guy's Gravatar 605Guy
    October 1, 2017 - 7:02 pm | Permalink

    If La Serna has been taking all the talent then Whittier doesn’t have much to offer… they are down this year! Cal, SF and Whittier have big dudes and some skill guys to compete! So what does it boil down to? What is the difference then? Coaching. Plain and simple. Cal and SF need some new blood in there programs and then we will see a more competitive league!!! La Serna could be beaten easily!

  4. Areafan's Gravatar Areafan
    September 30, 2017 - 11:59 pm | Permalink

    La Serna has been good because they’ve been able to take all the talent in Whittier, basically a Whittier all star team leaving the crumbs for Cal and Whittier… pioneer don’t even count. Until Cal Hi makes a serious hire La Serna will continue to stockpile the Whittier talent, they might get a challenge from El Rancho or Santa Fe every few years. If I were Cal I would see what Moschetti is up to.

  5. Bird Gang's Gravatar Bird Gang
    September 30, 2017 - 3:23 pm | Permalink

    It is time to make a change. Trudell has had 4 years and has gone from a playoff team his first year to 5th place in league the last two and probably this year as well. Move on…with the facilities and the number of students at Cal 3-7 or 4-6 and 1-4 in the Del Rio should be unacceptable! Step down or move on or fire him…its getting old fast!

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