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October 12, 2010 > Blowouts dominate HAAL prep football play

Blowouts dominate HAAL prep football play

By Biff Jones

Last Friday, Oct. 8, the Hayward schools of the Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) were all involved in lopsided decisions with scores of 61-15, 56-3 and 62-0. All results were in HAAL conference play.

Hayward High School Farmers defeated Arroyo High School Dons, 61-15, at Sunset Field. Farmers fell behind early as the Dons completed a 59-yard touchdown pass with only two minutes played in the first quarter. However, Hayward came right back half a minute later to tie the score, 7-7, when Edward Fucles broke loose for a 66-yard TD run.

This would be the first of eight unanswered scores by the Farmers as Anthony Salary put the hosts up for good with an 11-yard run midway through the first quarter.

Salary also scored on a 33-yard run and Mark Dillard added touchdown runs of four and 42 yards. Farmers' passing game was able to find the end zone when quarterback Rayshawn Martin hit Melvin Bellard for an 87-yard TD pass. In addition, John Hughes scored three more touchdowns (he had four last week against San Lorenzo High School) on runs of 10, 21 and 45 yards. Hayward is now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in HAAL play. They next play this Friday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at Burrell Field against San Leandro High School.

Tennyson High School Lancers hosted Bishop O'Dowd High School of Oakland and got shutout, 62-0. O'Dowd jumped out to a 21-0 lead after one quarter and led 42-0 at the half. Visitors then backed off the gas, scoring 21 points in the second half, but the Lancers could not get on the scoreboard and avoid the goose egg. Tennyson is now 3-2, 1-1 and next play at San Lorenzo, Saturday, Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m.

Woes continue for Mt. Eden High School Monarchs as they were beaten at home last Friday, 56-3, by San Leandro. Monarchs are now 0-5, 0-2 and their losing streak now stands at nine, going back to last year. Mt. Eden visits O'Dowd on Saturday, Oct. 16, 1:30 p.m. in a HAAL contest.

In Bay Shore Athletic League play last Saturday, Moreau Catholic High School Mariners traveled to Albany to take on St. Mary's High School. Moreau suffered its first loss of the season as they were beaten 26-20 to drop the Mariners to 3-1-1, 1-1 for the season. Next up is Albany High School at home on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.

Defense was the story of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, De Anza Division encounter last Friday between host Milpitas High School Trojans and the Mustangs of Homestead High School from Cupertino. Trojans were able to improve their record to 3-1-1, 1-1 with a 9-3 victory to drop the previously unbeaten Mustangs to 4-1, 1-1. Milpitas travels to Wilcox High School of Santa Clara Friday, Oct. 15, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

California School for the Deaf had the week off and will host Bay Football League rival, Valley Christian High School of Dublin on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. CSD is 4-1, 1-1.

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