Prep Wrapup: Mission defense records second consecutive shutout
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Football: Mission 16, Balboa 0
It looks like the Bears’ (3-2, 2-0) defense is going to be a force again.
Mission recorded its second shutout in a row behind two sacks from linebacker London Reynolds and another from defensive end Darius Grays, who also had a forced fumble and a recovery.
Defensive tackle Brandon Nguyen outscored the Buccaneers (1-4, 0-2) on his own, recording a sack for a safety, and senior quarterback Davon Hargraves did his part on the offensive side with 105 yards rushing and 133 passing. Hargraves’ favorite target was senior Algeron Malbrough, who had 77 receiving yards.
– Richard Lee
Football: Lincoln 8, Galileo 6
Watch out, Lincoln is 2-0.
The Mustangs (2-3, 2-0) are tied for first place with Mission and Washington after stunning the Lions (3-2, 1-1) on their home field.
The Lions had three red zone possessions without a score and botched a short field goal with 2:53 remaining.
“They are a good team. We were lucky today,” said Lincoln head coach Phil Ferrigno. “We had opportunities [to score, but] defensively the kids are starting to believe in themselves.”
The Mustangs ran for 160 yards on the ground, led by 94 yards on 24 carries by from Jay’von Fields. Fields scored from 9 yards out with 7:20 left in the third quarter and also ran in the two point conversion to give the Mustangs a 8-0 lead. Fields also intercepted Galileo quarterback Kyle Nelson in the second quarter.
Nelson threw for 224 yards on 18-of-32 passing to outgain the Lincoln offense by himself, but after a 2-yard strike to Issac Armstrong with 9:33 remaining cut the Lincoln lead to 8-6, his pass on the following conversion fell incomplete.
“We played a tough game,” said Galileo head coach Mark Huynh. “We did exactly what we were going to do against Lincoln. We had a few big plays. We just gave them a little too much.”
– Phil Wong