November 13, 2012 > CSD defeats Tomales in Round 1 of NCS
CSD defeats Tomales in Round 1 of NCS
Submitted By and Photo by Mike Heightchew
The California School for the Deaf showed that they are in great season form and ready to make a run at the NSC Division 5 title on Saturday, Nov. 10. They took control of the game against Tomales High School from the start; the defense asserted itself by putting pressure on Tomales with great blocking and complete control at the line of scrimmage.
On defense and offense, Carlos Lopez had an all-star day. Lopez threw for 165 yards and found his receivers four times for touchdowns. He came up big on defense, as he hauled in an interception of Braves quarterback Jacob Brady and recovered a fumble that set up the Eagles' first score late in the first quarter. Johnny Morales also had a good day, as he got the ball rolling for the Eagles with a 29-yard touchdown reception from Lopez with 24 seconds left in the first quarter. That put the Eagles in front 6-0.
Lopez then found Dakota Daniels in the clear for a 13-yard touchdown, and later stayed in the pocket to find Brian Freeman for a 48-yard touchdown. Freeman helped ice the game for the Eagles with 116 yards on the ground on 21 carries. Daniels caught three passes for 71 yards and two scores. This 26-6 win sets up a great showdown next Saturday between the No. 3 St. Vincent de Paul Mustangs and the No. 2 California School for the Deaf Eagles.