October 29, 2008 > Trojans fluster Eagles in football victory
Trojans fluster Eagles in football victory
By Idorenyin Uto-Uko
The Milpitas Trojans (6-1) terrorized the Los Altos football team and spoiled their Homecoming celebration with a 49-6 blowout victory of the Eagles (1-5).
The Trojans put on a clinic of football showmanship on offense as they racked up 42 first-half points. They used a balanced attack of John Fullbright, Chris Albright and Ben Pomele on offense to defeat the undersized and overmatched Eagles.
During the second half, the Los Altos defense came alive by capitalizing on senseless penalties by the Trojans. The Trojans only score of the second half would come in the third quarter, as Milpitas backup quarterback Daniel Lincoln would hook up with Albright on a 43-yard reception for his second score of the game.
Coach Kelly King used a combination of the "Bright Brothers," Chris Albright and John Fullbright, to spark the team with touchdowns of 45 yards and 19 yards respectively.
"Our goal each game is to utilize our weapons," said King.
The Trojans defense dominated Los Altos by holding the Eagles to only six points. Their only score would come in the fourth quarter when QB Danny Young completed a 7-yard pass to Jeff Larraux.
Milpitas put the clamps on Los Altos star wide receiver Roy Abousamra, who is one of the leading receivers in the De Anza division of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League. Coming into the contest, Abousamara had over 500 receiving yards. The Milpitas defense of Viet Doung and Steven Fauna would smoother Abousamara and limit him to only four receiving yards and one catch in the first half.
Milpitas' biggest challenge of the year will come from the Palo Alto Vikings (5-2) at home on Friday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
"It's going to be a battle between us and Palo Alto," said King. "Both of us are very good football teams."
Coach King's players understand the focus that is needed to win against a quality league opponent like Palo Alto. Both Milpitas and Palo Alto have one conference loss - each to Wilcox.
"We try and stay focused on ourselves," said Chris Albright. "We are not focused on any other team except for ourselves."