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November 4, 2009 > Logan breezes through Mission

Logan breezes through Mission

By Jeff Weisinger
Photos By Mike Heightchew

There was no question if James Logan High School would beat Mission San Jose High School on Friday, Oct. 30, but more about "by how much?"

The Colts (6-3, 4-0) entered Friday night's game scoring more than 50 points in their last two games, and continued that against the struggling Warriors (0-8, 0-5) as Logan improved to 4-0 in Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) play, winning 58-0.

The 58-points scored by the Colts is the third-highest total for Logan since 2004, when Logan defeated the Warriors 63-0 at Logan, and the Colts defeated the Warriors 65-0 in 2007. However the 51 first-half points is the most for the Colts.

"We we're able to get out of here with no injuries," said Logan Coach George Zuber. "It wasn't our best game but I think we're pretty pleased."

Colts senior quarterback Jon Willis continued his improved passing game, despite going just 2-4 passing for 114 yards, however both of those completions went for touchdowns - one a 64-yard catch-and-run to Joe Castro; the other a 50-yard pass to T.J. Matsumoto - both of which came in the first quarter.

"I'm just trying to lessen the mistakes," Willis said.

Logan struck first on their opening drive as senior running back Victor Johnson put the Colts up 7-0 midway through the first quarter. Johnson would make the score 20-0 in the first quarter off his second rushing touchdown of the game on a 54-yard dash to the end zone.

Johnson finished the day rushing for 99 yards on eight carries with three touchdowns and also had an interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was the second consecutive week that Johnson finished the game just a yard short of the century mark.

"We just played to our advantage," Johnson said after the game.

The Colts scored one more time in the second half off Johnson's 20 yard scamper to the end zone to make the score 58-0 for the Colts.

The Warriors offense struggled, as three Warrior quarterbacks combined to go 0-10 passing with three interceptions. The only bright side for Mission San Jose was that quarterback Ikem Okwudiafor carried the ball 24 times for a mere 40 yards.

The Warriors losing streak now extends to 16 games since defeating Albany 28-6 last September, and are just 1-35 in MVAL games dating back to the 2004 season. Their last conference win came against Newark Memorial, 20-18, on October 15, 2005.

Logan will play for the MVAL title on Friday night, Nov. 6, against Washington High School, who is also undefeated in conference play. The Huskies (6-2, 4-0) have also breezed through league play, outscoring their opponents 180-5, including a 48-0 blowout of John F. Kennedy High School on Halloween night.

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