The Bishop Amat Lancers pretty much stuck to their winning script in Friday's 56-7 victory over Sherman Oaks Notre Dame in their Mission League opener.
Torreahno Sweet scores touchdowns, breaks for three long runs of 59, 53, and 59 yards for a grand total of 252 yards rushing. Check.
QB Damien Garcia scoring with his arm and feet. Check.
Tyler Vaughns making another incredible highlight-reel diving catch for a score. Check.
The second team getting in the act with two touchdown runs by sophomore running back Dominic Barrera. Check.
The defense shutting down the opposing team. Check.
Another running clock victory. Check mate. Game over.
So let's take time to praise the unsung heroes of the game. The Lancer offensive line—still missing tackle Kai Higgins—overcame first quarter opposition from the Knights' defense to open up the holes for Sweet to rack up the yards. Linebackers Matthew Terlizzi and Ricky Schneider put their stamp on the game with some stalwart defensive stops. The defensive backs shut down the passing game with Clarence Carter III picking one pass to set up a Lancer score.
Another good sign for the Lancers is that their other outstanding receiver Trevon Sydney was suited up last night after missing the last three games. Though he didn't see any action, he will hopefully be another weapon in the Lancers' offensive arsenal next week.
What's next for the Best Ticket in Town? Crespi will be coming to Kiefer next Friday. The Lancers will be looking to avenge last year's only league 32-31 loss. Let's see if this time there will be a happy ending to the script.
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