The Chowchilla High football team scored in a variety of ways as they raced out to a 53-point lead at the half and crushed Le Grand 73-26 on Friday night.
Special teams played a big part in the Redskins’ success as they recovered two onside kicks and Anthony Stewart returned a punt 75 yards and a kickoff 85 yards for touchdowns.
“We’ve been really good on special teams this year and that’s helped set up a lot of our stuff early on this season,” Chowchilla coach Alex Pittz said. “I think that’s been our best aspect of everything we’ve done in the first two weeks.
Stewart started the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. Alex Gutierrez added a 9-yard run in the first quarter and Stewart’s punt return gave Chowchilla (2-0) a 24-0 lead. The Redskins went for two on its first four touchdowns and converted all four times.
Gutierrez added an 18-yard touchdown run and a 33-yard fumble return for a score in the second quarter to help stretch the lead to 46-0 with 7:15 left in the first half.
The Redskins (2-0) racked up 315 rushing yards with Danny Chavez (72 yards), Stewart (64 yards) and Ryan Selby (56 yards) leading the way.
Meanwhile, the Chowchilla defense held Le Grand running back Carlos Iniguez to just 16 yards on eight carries one week after the Bulldogs star ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
“We’ve got a lot of team speed this year and I think our guys did a good job of winning the line of scrimmage tonight,” Pittz said. “We forced Carlos to run to the side a lot and once you get the other team running East and West I like our chances.”
Le Grand quarterback Beto Marquez got the Bulldogs passing game going in the second half and finished with 299 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also ran a touchdown from 1-yard out.
|Chowchilla News Day
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