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Del Sol’s football team didn’t give Chaparral a chance Friday night.
The visiting Dragons dominated the line of scrimmage with a grind-it-out rushing attack to limit the Cowboys to 11 plays in the second half of a 28-0 victory.
Del Sol ran 64 plays on the evening while Chaparral had only 27. By the beginning of the fourth quarter, Chaparral’s defenders were gasping for air between plays with their hands on their knees as Del Sol continued to run the ball -- and clock -- effectively.
“I can’t take credit for being the mastermind behind that,” Del Sol coach Preston Goroff said. “It just worked out that way.”
Earnest Hall led Del Sol with 119 rushing yards on 21 carries, while Jordan Molina added 41 yards on nine carries and a 21-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for the game’s first points.
Del Sol (2-0) led 14-0 at halftime and went on a seven minute, 31 second drive to open the second half. Saie HuiHui’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Evan Weinstock put the Dragons ahead 21-0 with 4:29 to play in the third quarter.
Del Sol forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Hall recovered to give the Dragons the ball at the Chaparral 28 yard line. The Cowboys only ran three plays in the third quarter.
“In the second half, we said it was 0-0 in our heads and jumped on them again,” Molina said.
HuiHui, who was only seven of 15 with two interceptions, closed the scoring with a 4-yard shovel pass to Jon Kirschbaum for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Kirschbaum had four catches for 49 yards and rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown from his fullback position to help the Dragons pick up 17 first downs.
“We have a lot of guys going both ways,” Chaparral coach Fernando Carmona said. “We have a good line, just no depth.”
Chaparral (0-2) only had 104 yards of offense. Quarterback BreOnta Griffin completed 4 of 11 passes for 77 yards, including three passes to Devian Blow for 72 yards.
“Del Sol has a great squad,” Carmona said. “I don’t believe in moral victories but we stayed right with them.”
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