By The Capistrano Dispatch
The Capistrano Valley Christian Eagles seem to be adjusting well to the transition from 8-man to 11-man football, as they picked up their fourth straight win after defeating Fairmont Prep 26-6 at home on Friday night in San Joaquin League matchup.
The Eagles (4-0) offense was powered by sophomore running back Andre Anderson, who ran in four rushing touchdowns against the Fairmont Prep (1-2) defense.
“I give all the credit to our offensive lineman,” Anderson said. “I felt really good about my performance tonight and I just thank all of my coaches for inspiring us to win each and every game”, he added.
Anderson would end up rushing for 106 yards on 21 carries
Freshman Ben Sukut also contributed to the Eagle’s rushing attack with 68 yards of his own on only six carries, while also catching 112 yards worth of passes in the air.
The Eagles finished with 212 yards rushing.
The offense was also led by sophomore quarterback Riley Babick, who threw for 204 yards. Behind the efforts of Babick and Anderson, the Eagles tallied 416 total yards of balanced offense. Sophomore A.J. Discenzo also had four catches for 62 yards.
While the offense put up points, the Eagle’s defense stood strong and actually shut out the Huskies offense until late in the third quarter. The defense made its stand early when freshman defensive back Dylan Baird picked off Fairmont Prep quarterback Bobby Varnadoe on the Huskies drive of the game. This turnover set up a one yard Anderson touchdown run, which gave the Eagles an early 6-0 lead after a missed extra point.
The scoreboard read 6-0 until the third quarter when Anderson pounded it in again from both one yard and three yards out, respectively, to give the Eagles a 19-6 lead going into the final quarter.
The Huskies lone touchdown came from Varnadoe, who ran it in from three yards.
Anderson would add another score to his total after an eight-yard touchdown run in the fourth to make it 26-6. Anderson’s final run sealed the victory for the Eagles.
Capistrano Valley Christian improved to 2-0 in league play and remain undefeated in their first year of 11-man football.
“I am really proud of our guy’s performance tonight”, head coach Dan Dodd said. “We beat a really good Fairmont Prep team tonight and it feels great to be undefeated early in the year, but we are just going to have to take it one game at a time.”
The Eagles look to preserve their unbeaten record next week against Sherman Indian.