By Tim Peterson
(Covina) – Gary San angelo scored twice on the ground and also caught a touchdown pass to lead South Hills to a 41-7 win over Claremont Friday night at Covina District Field.
The Huskies led 21-0 at the half and then broke it wide open in the third quarter. San angelo scored on a 10-yard run to cap a 50-yard drive with 34 seconds left in the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter South Hills used a quick strike to go up 14-0. Cesar Lizaola hit Sebastian Morinaga in stride and Morinaga outran the Claremont secondary on his way to a 38-yard touchdown.
The Huskies then put together a 10-play, 72-yard drive. San angelo again found the endzone as this time he was on the receiving end of a 16-yard touchdown pass from Lizaola to finish the march. The score came with 2:39 left in the first half. South Hills took the 21-0 lead into the break.
South Hills picked up right where it left off to open the third quarter. The Huskies marched down the field 61 yards in 10 plays. San angelo picked up his third of the night on a seven-yard jaunt.
Three minutes later the Huskies hit on another big play. Lizaola threw a bomb down the right side that Danny Resendez ran under, corralled and took to the house 62 yards for a touchdown to make it 35-0. The fat lady wasn’t singing yet but she was warming up by the snack bar at West end of Covina District Field.
Both teams scored in the final frame. Morinaga got loose for his second TD of the night rumbling 42 yards for a score. With a running fourth quarter clock Claremont finally got on the board as Gatsbee Gumban (cool name) busted off a 34-yard touchdown run.
South Hills had 245 yards on the ground overall. San angelo ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries while Tyler Casal had 77 rushing yards on 22 carries. Morinaga added 64 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Lizaola completed eight passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns.
For Montclair Gumban ran for 65 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Each team tuned the ball over once.
South Hills improved to 3-3 with the victory while Claremont is still searching for it first win falling to 0-6