By Tim Peterson
(San Dimas) – San Dimas broke it wide open with two quick touchdowns to start the third quarter and went on to rout Los Altos 42-6 Thursday night on its home field.
The Saints already leading 16-6, recovered a Los Altos fumble on the kick off and set up at the Conqueror 36. Six plays later Tye Coleman sprinted into the end zone from ten yards out to make it 23-6.
San Dimas kicked off again and Los Altos fumbled again, and the Saints set up shop at the LA 39. This time they needed just five plays with Coleman doing the honors again from one yard out. There was still 6:24 remaining on the third quarter clock but at 29-6 everything was decided except the final score.
After shutting down Los Altos again on the next series Jacob Buccola caught a pass from Ryan Bulick and rumbled 19 yards for the score to up the lead to 35-6 with 3:04 left in the third.
San Dimas added one more for good measure in the fourth quarter when Coleman got the trifecta with a six-yard run for the final tally of the night.
Freshman Decker Degraaf had a big first half to get the Saints started. He hauled in a six yard strike from Bulick just before the end of the first quarter for a 7-0 advantage.
After Uribe Mathias booted a 37- yard field goal Degraaf grabbed his second TD catch of the night – a 32 yard toss in the corner of the endzone that he wrestled away from Los Altos defender Zedekiah Rodriguez-Brown.
The Conquerors only score of the night came with 1:34 left in the first half as Rodriguez Brown caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Justin Gayton. Other than that lone score the Los Altos offense struggled throughout the night.
For the Saints Buccola led the running attack with 148 yards on 22 carries. Coleman had 56 yards on 13 carries and three touchdowns. San Dimas had over 250 yards on the ground.
Degraaf had just three catches but two went for touchdowns.
San Dimas improved to a perfect 3-0 with the victory while Los Altos dropped to 1-2.