East County Sports

Sultans set school yardage record in crushing of Komets

By Adam Paul

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SANTANA 59, KEARNY 19 – The Santana Sultans traveled to Kearny Mesa Friday (Sept. 4) to take on the Kearny Komets in a non-league contest.  Defying the various expert picks, the Sultans completely demolished the Komets by a score of 59-19.

Things didn’t look good early on for the Sultans as Takoda Browne for the Komets took the handoff from their own 2-yard line and zoomed his way through the Sultan defense for the 98-yard touchdown scamper. The extra point put the Komets on the board early 7-0.

However the Sultans went to work after this, scoring the next two touchdowns of the first quarter and led 14-7 after the first quarter.

The second quarter was pretty much all Santana as they were able to get the ground gain going with the combination of running back BOBBY WALLACE and quarterback FRANKIE GUTIERREZ.  The Sultans would put up 24 points in the second quarter to lead 38-19. This tandem would lead the way with five touchdowns in the half.

The second half would be more of the same as the defense for the Sultans shut out the Komets thanks in part to holding Komet receiver and rusher Takoda Browne in check. Even though he totaled 123 yards on the ground the Sultans were able to hold the Komets off the board.

The third quarter saw Wallace take a handoff and dash his way for a 50-yard score and also JAMES BRANSON scored on a 23-yard run as well.

The Sultans after three quarters led 52-19 and had actually put themselves into the school record books but they were looking for more. In the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by ANTHONY ROSAS and the TIMMY TISCHER extra point, the Sultans maneuvered themselves into a tie for second place for the most amount of points scored in a game.

The defense of the Sultans pretty much harassed the Komets all evening, totaling four sacks, two interceptions, and two fumble recoveries.

Santana on the night set a few school records. The first being the 59 points which they also accomplished back in 1993 against the El Cajon Valley Braves.

Second record on the night belonged to Bobby Wallace who finished the evening with 232 total rushing yards and moved into fourth on the all-time list in a game only a yard behind the third most total of 233 set by JASON EATHERTON back in 1989.

On the defensive side DOMENIC DEHOYOS recovered two fumbles which is only behind former Santana head coach DOUG COFFIN who recorded three versus Helix back in 1968.

Not only individual records were set but the team set a couple as well.  On the night the Sultans rushed for an astounding 449 yards, which is good for third on the all-time list for a game.  Finally, the most offensive yards in a game was set as well as the Sultans tallied 579 yards which breaks the record of 561 set against Grossmont back in 2006.

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